Plans to build a 1,000-square-foot concession stand and restroom building in Liberty Field was given the go-ahead June 6.
Planning and fundraising for the project has been in the works for two years.
The structure will be located approximately in the center of the soccer field area of the park.
Cochran Engineering designed the building as concrete block, split-face, with an accent band. The materials are the same colors used at city hall.
The floor plan incudes men’s and women’s restrooms, with four stainless steel fixtures each, a concession stand and a flood-proof storage room, where electrical panels for the refrigerator and freezer would be protected behind 10-foot-tall flood-proof doors.
Security cameras also will be installed on the exterior of the building.
The city previously received three bids to construct the building, ranging from $340,500 to $399,000. Aldermen voted to reject the bids and notified the park board of the decision.
The park board asked the city to rebid the project, with the hope of getting lower bids or being able to lower cost by eliminating some options of the structure.
The second solicitations brought four bids that ranged from a high of $411,248 to $336,897.
Aldermen awarded a contract to T. S. Banze Construction, Foristell, to build the structure at a cost of $336,897.
Fundraising efforts, including the city of Pacific Rodeo, Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce Pianos for a Purpose and Pacific Soccer Association events, have generated a total of $101,321 toward the cost of the project.
At press time, the city had not signed the contract, but City Administrator Steve Roth said he did not foresee a holdup. After the contract is signed, the city will issue a notice to proceed.
The contract calls for the building to be completed in 150 days, Roth said, which would be in October.