Capital Improvement Program

Project: New Civic Center Arena Project No: CC0206 Status: Design/Pre-Construction Category: Civic Center Improvements
Location: Stiles Avenue & Gwinnett St. Start Year: 2008 End Year: 2021
Council District: 1 Project Manager: Bret Bell BBell@Savannahga.Gov
Scope: Construct a new Civic Center Arena at Stiles Avenue & Gwinnett Street
Comments: 7/17/2019 5:59:16 PM:
Schematic design submitted by Perkins + Will on May 17. On June 6, City Council approved a contract amendment with Perkins + Will to create a redevelopment plan for the larger Canal District. Neighborhood engagement meetings as part of this process began the week of July 15. Plan is expected to be completed in November 2019. On May 9, 2019, City Council approved a contract amendment with JLL to provide sustainability services as part of the arena development. On April 25, 2019, City Council selected OVG as the new arena operator, and approved a design-assist contract with OVG. An arena operations agreement with OVG will be brought in front of City Council in August 2019. In June the City received an assessment from contractor Wolverton, which analyzed parking capacity on various parcels in the Canal District. Based on this, the City has decided to move forward with a surface parking plan until private development moves forward in the Canal District. An arena groundbreaking has been set for Sept. 13-14.

4/16/2019 2:42:04 PM:
Construction Manager at Risk AECOM and the City of Savannah came to terms on provisions of the CMAR contract on April 5; the document is currently being finalized by attorneys. A selection team has recommended awarding the arena operator contract to OVG. A team from OVG presented to City Council in executive session on April 11; Council is scheduled to vote on awarding the contract on April 25. The City Manager has brought in the services of consultant RMA to make recommendations on financing and development of an urban growth plan; those recommendations were still under review on April 16. Perkins + Will is scheduled to complete schematic designs on May 5, which will then be reviewed by technical staff. Perkins + Will will present final schematic designs to City Council on May 23.

12/28/2018 9:57:47 AM:
Schematic design is nearly complete. Will be presenting revisions to Council in early February. The arena operator proposals are under evaluation. A recommendation for award should be made to Council by the end of January. The Canal District Urban Growth Plan is approximately 50% complete. A recommendation to engage Greenline Architects to write the architectural standards section of the document. Upon completion of this plan City staff will work with the MPC to create a Zoning Overlay Ordinance. The contract for the Construction Manager at Risk is close to being executed. The City's attorney and Hunt/AECOM have reviewed and commented on two drafts. The liability insurance issue with the design team is also close to being solved. There have been several meetings involving legal and the City's Insurance Consultant to reach a solution that satisfies all parties.

10/11/2018 1:43:15 PM:
The Construction Manager at Risk contract was awarded by Council on September13th. Contract documents are being prepared and reviewed. The design team contract is nearly complete. There is one outstanding issue regarding liability insurance. The design team’s smaller subdesigners and consultants do not carry the level of insurance the City is requiring for this project. The City is currently looking into purchasing project specific insurance to bridge the gap between what the subs carry and what the City requires. A request for proposals for arena operators is currently active. The RFP closes later in October, qualified firms will be interviewed in November with a potential contract award by council occurring in December. The project is currently in the public engagement phase.

7/16/2018 12:00:20 PM:
The contract for arena design was awarded by Council to Perkins + Will on June 21, 2018. A design kickoff meeting was held July 10th and 11th where critical path site design issues were discussed with the City's plan reviewers. Items such as stormwater management, water and sewer improvements and the Stiles Avenue improvements from Gwinnett Street to the new arena were discussed. The budget and schedule for the project were also discussed. A recommendation for the Construction Manager at Risk will be made to Council in August.

4/6/2018 11:17:51 AM:
Project Management contract for Jones Lang Lasalle has been executed. Working on Arena Design RFP. The Design RFP will be posted on April 6, 2018.

4/6/2018 11:17:51 AM:
Project Management contract for Jones Lang Lasalle has been executed. Working on Arena Design RFP. The Design RFP will be posted on April 6, 2018.

1/9/2018 8:47:12 AM:
PShonka 12/28/2017 Council awarded the project management contract to Jones Lang LaSelle Americas, Inc.(JLL)in the Decemeber 21st Council Meeting. Next steps will be to execute the contract and start working with our project management team to determine the best project delivery method.

11/6/2017 9:50:04 AM:
Seven project management proposals were received on October 31st. Evaluations are underway.

7/18/2017 5:11:13 PM:
Amendment to Barrett Sports Contract is pending Council Approval. Once Approved Barrett Sports will assist in writing an Request For Proposal for Project Management and Evaluating the proposals.

3/31/2017 12:08:38 PM:
Civic Center Programming Study underway

Last Project Update: 7/17/2019 5:59:16 PM
Fund(s): SPLOST V (2008-2014) | SPLOST VI(2015-2020
Project Financial Data Last Updated On: 7/26/2019 3:39:46 PM
Appropriated Budget To Date: Expenditures To Date: Open Purchase Orders: Project Balance:
$105,000,000.00 $3,925,040.71 $8,918,129.86 $92,156,829.43

1/9/2018 8:47:12 AM