“In my first year as Governor, I toured this very area, and promised I would do whatever I could to make sure the Inarajan Community Center and other historical sites around the south would be rehabilitated. Our history is rich and unique. Restoring these important historical sites will share this rich history with our families and our visitors.” — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Community center construction nearly done
The Inarajan Community Center should be open to the public by the end of the year. According to dck Pacific, the contracting firm for the project, 65 percent of their work is complete. Officials are projecting construction to be completed by the end of September. After construction is finished, final work will be done on the site, including additional work itemized in a “punch list.” The contractor expects the community center to open in the fourth quarter of this year (between October and December).
The following is a list of work being done on the community center:
- Demolish and replace the roof including the entire structural frame and galvanized corrugated steel roofing
- Demolish and rebuild exterior concrete walls (slab on grade to remain)
- Rebuild floor structural frame and flooring
- Install exterior ramp railings, balustrades, and handrails
- Replace exterior windows with aluminum frame and glass
- Replace the exterior aluminum doors
- Build interior concrete walls, partitions and wood doors
- Reconstruct the bathroom with all the fittings, accessories and hardware
- Prep and paint all the interior and exterior walls, floors and ceilings
- Install a new sanitary waste line
- Install a new HVAC system including condensing unit and ductwork
- Provide a new electrical panel, wiring and lighting
- Provide food service equipment, cabinets, and countertops for the kitchen
Project part of HOT Bond
The construction of the Inarajan Community Center is a part of a Capital Improvement Program established by Public Law 30-228.
Like projects to construct the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility and to renovate Skinner Plaza, the Inarajan Community Center work is funded through the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Bond. RIM Architects is the design firm and dck Pacific is the contractor. It utilizes proceeds from the HOT Bond to fund various projects, including the renovation and restoration of Plaza de EspaÃ±a and the construction of the GCEF in HagÃ¥tÃ±a. The total cost of these projects is estimated at $70 million.
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