Aspen finalizes team for Burlingame project
ASPEN – The Aspen City Council on Monday put the final members of the Burlingame Ranch development team into place by approving two contracts with outside firms.
The council approved a $122,174 contract with Centennial, Colo.-based Haselden Construction to be the contractor for the second phase of the city-owned affordable housing project, located across from Buttermilk off Highway 82.
Haselden Construction will be responsible for pre-construction services and consulting with the architect on building design. Haselden also will be responsible for providing the city with a guaranteed maximum price.
The council also approved a $25,830 contract with Golden, Colo.-based Engineering Economics to be the commissioning agent, which will serve as an extra set of eyes on the project and ensure quality control.
The firm also will look for efficiencies during the project, as well as overseeing how the design team’s progress is being made throughout the project. When the project is complete, the commissioning agent will test the systems before the final payments to the contractor and the rest of the team are released.
The council previously approved contracts with two other firms – the architect/design team will be led by Boulder-based Oz Architecture and Phoenix-based Rider Levett Bucknall is serving as the owner’s agent, which is designed to be an extension of the city team.
The four firms are part of what’s known as an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) design effort, which is estimated to cost $4.3 million for phase II of Burlingame.
Contracts so far for the entire team amount to $1.2 million for the initial planning of an additional 167 units in 20 different buildings and seven single-family lots on 16 acres at Burlingame.
The IPD model allows the owner, in this case the city, to be more involved and the process is much more transparent.
There are some 300 people who already live at Burlingame in 84 multi-family units and seven single-family lots, four of which have been built on.
Team members, along with city officials, plan to hold their first meeting this week.
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