File #: ID 2024-078    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion and Possible Action Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/7/2024 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 3/13/2024 Final action:
Attachments: 1. BACKGROUND: Kimley-Horn Proposal
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TO: Margate CRA Chair and Members of the Board

FROM: Cale Curtis, CRA Executive Director

DATE: March 13, 2024



BACKGROUND: With the litigation concluding, the MCRA is moving ahead with the development of the 50+ acres of MCRA and City owned properties located in the City's downtown area.

FPL were contacted in April of 2023, to obtain estimated costs to move underground the overhead power lines along State Road 7 between Atlantic Boulevard and Coconut Creek Parkway in anticipation of the downtown development. A "ballpark" cost estimate provided by FPL indicated that this may be a feasible undertaking for the MCRA. The other known overhead utilities (AT&T and Comcast) were also contacted and provided similar, preliminary cost estimates which also supported feasibility. Communications continued between Staff and FPL to proceed with design and establish a guaranteed cost. In order to provide this, FPL requires a special purpose survey of the entire State Road 7 right of way in this section of corridor, along with some adjoining private property impacted by the undergrounding.

The MCRA has a Continuing Services Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Kimley-Horn) for General Engineering Consulting Services and in November of 2023 they submitted a proposal for the survey and professional services to support this undertaking. The proposed Task Order amount is $40,425.00 in total which includes $24,600 for the special purpose survey and the balance for initial planning services and a conceptual opinion of probable cost for the project. It is Staff's recommendation to retain Kimley-Horn to assist in this project as the State Road 7 work will involve multiple property owners and at least three different utility companies (FPL, Comcast and AT&T) in a highly congested, urban setting. FPL's design documents can be highly schematic with limited details that don't typically factor in actual site...

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