Board of Supervisors award bid to construct Westside Community Center
Friday, August 2, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa – July 30, 2013 — The Polk County Board of Supervisors took action today to award the bid to construct a new community center in West Des Moines to Edge Commercial. The community center will be located at 134 – 6th Street in Valley Junction. The City of West Des Moines provided the land to Polk County for the Community Center.
“The Board of Supervisors is pleased to award the construction bid for the new Westside Community Center to Edge Commercial. This community center will serve to address the daily nutritional needs of our seniors while also providing a new community center for western Polk County”, stated 2nd District Supervisor Angela Connolly.
The new 10,100 square foot Community Center will include a multi-function dining room with a capacity of 216, fully operational kitchen, card/computer room and lounge, billiards, craft and kiln room, fitness and class room, medical room with waiting area, office space, handicapped restrooms, on-site parking and an outdoor patio. Construction is expected to begin on August 5th with completion in mid-February, 2014. Six competitive bids were received with Edge Commercial providing the lowest base bid of $2,090,000. The architect of record on the project is Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Polk County provides senior congregate meals and supportive services to seniors age 60 and older across Polk County. The West Des Moines Congregate Meal Site is currently located at the 217 – 5th Street in West Des Moines and is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Center will relocate to the new facility in the Spring of 2014.