The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
- Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project - This project is identified in the 10-year Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan and split into two phases. It is being funded with Certificates of Obligation. In November 2015, the City entered into a contract with CDM Smith for the design of Phase II in the amount of $2,130,425. Phase II of the project has been awarded to LEM Construction in the amount of $13,636,685. Phase I of the project was awarded to CSA Construction. Construction of Phase I began in June 2015 and was completed in February 2017 at a cost of $4,998,654.
- New City Hall - The City hired cre8 Architects to design the new city hall. The building is being built on the vacant property east of the existing city hall. After the construction of the new building, the existing building will be demolished. The project has been awarded to Construction LTD at a cost of $6,121,000. Construction is expected to be completed around April 2018.
- Police Firing Range and Classroom - In Nov. 2014, City Council authorized staff to enter into a contract with Griggs Group, Inc. (G2) for the design of the Deer Park Police Firing Range and Classroom. On April 5, 2016, the project was awarded to IKLO Construction in the amount of $1,881,500. The facility is currently under construction and being funded with CCPD funds.
- Construction of New Animal Shelter - In July 2015, City Council approved using funds from Certificates of Obligation for the construction of a new animal shelter and equipment. City Council authorized city staff to negotiate a contract with Quorum Architects, Inc. for professional design services. In April 2017, the project was awarded to Construction LTD in the amount of $2,240,668. The ground breaking ceremony was held on June 13, 2017. Construction started July 1 and is expected to be completed around May of 2018.
- Street Replacement Project - In November 2015, the City received $7.5 million from the sale of Series 2015 Certificates of Obligation, of which $4.7 million was allocated for street reconstruction projects. These funds, along with $1,718,148 in the Capital Improvement Funds (FY 2016-2017) will fund this project. The Street Replacement Project includes Baron Lane, Cork Lane, Dahlia Lane, Ember Lane, Fleet Lane, Glacier Lane, Hastings Lane, Iris Lane, Justin Lane, Kelvin Lane, Amherst Lane, Brown Lane, West 9th Street from Boston Avenue to Center Street, and West 12th Street from the dead end to Center Street. The project is expected to be awarded during the last quarter of 2017.
- Sidewalk Improvement Project, Pasadena Blvd., East 13th Street and Spencer Highway - J. A. Costanza & Associates Engineering, Inc. was hired to perform professional engineering services for the design of this sidewalk project. The improvements include 5 locations along Pasadena Blvd., one location on East 13th Street, and one location along Spencer Highway. The project was awarded to GMJ Paving Company, LLC at the September 19, 2017 City Council meeting in the amount of $288,233.75. This project is expected to be completed in December 2017.
- South Plant Lift Station Discharge Header Replacement - Langford Engineering was hired to perform professional engineering services for the design of this project. The project is expected to be awarded during the last quarter of 2017.
- Dow Park Pavilion Project - This project was one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. Halff Associates is the architect and South Pool and Spa is the general contractor. The project is being funded with $1.5 million from Type B sales tax. The project started in early 2017 and is currently under construction.
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - This project was one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The city entered into a contract with T.F. Harper as the general contractor and Halff Associates as the architect. The project was funded with $2 million from Type B sales tax. The project began in June 2016 and the dedication was held on Aug. 1, 2017, after the completion of the project.
- Maxwell Adult Center - This project was one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The project is funded with $2 million from Type B sales tax. The City of Deer Park selected Halff Associates as the architect and Frost Construction as the general contractor for the project. Construction is expected to begin this December.
- Girls Softball Renovation Project - This project was one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election and will be funded with $3 million from Type B sales tax. Halff Associates is the architect. Construction bids were received from 10 general contractors to construct the project. The successful general contractor will be recommended by the Deer Park Community Development Corporation and approved by City Council.
- New Soccer Complex - This project is another one of the seven approved projects in the Type B dedicated sales tax election. The project is being funded with $4 million from Type B sales tax. Halff Associates is the architect. Construction bids were received from 11 general contractors to construct the project. The successful general contractor will be recommended by the Deer Park Community Development Corporation and approved by City Council.
- CorWorth Concession and Restrooms - Two CorWorth (pre-fabricated) restrooms are scheduled to be installed during the current fiscal year. One, with concession and storage, will be installed at the Adult Softball facility on Pasadena Blvd. The other with restrooms will be installed at the Claude Burgess Center, located at 4200 Kalwick. The total cost for both buildings is $284,243. Construction is anticipated to begin during the 1st quarter of 2018.
- Wayfinding Program (Phase 1, 2 & 3) - A comprehensive wayfinding program was developed to educate and direct visitors to Deer Park, as well as engage those that are unaware of all that the city has to offer. The Deer Park Civic Wayfinding System is intended to celebrate the history and vibrancy of the area, while giving special attention to the parks, recreation, and open spaces of Deer Park. The city’s approach was to implement the wayfinding system in phases over a period of several fiscal years. The wayfinding signs are classified as primary vehicular sign, secondary vehicular signs, tertiary vehicular signs, and monument signs (located in front of a park or city building). Approximately 90% of Phase 1 has been completed. Phase 2 is expected to begin by December. Phase 3 is anticipated to begin in April/May of 2018. National Sign Plazas is the contractor approved to complete all phases of the project. This project is being funded out of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) revenues.
- Deer Park Nature Preserve - Phase 1 was part of a voter approved General Obligation Bond program. $500,000 is allocated in Bond funding for this project. City staff applied for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant and received a grant match in the maximum amount of $400,000. In October, Phase 1 was approved by City Council to solicit bids from general contractors. The project will consist of a parking area, decomposed granite trails, a gateway structure, as well as lighting along the walking trails and a sidewalk. RVI is the project architect. The city will also be soliciting bids to obtain a contract for the restoration of the wetland area under guidance provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A conceptual plan also envisions Phases 2 and 3, which include an education center and more, pending funding availability.