Pavilion Project on Track For Aug. 1 Completion
by Samantha Wright
May 30, 2013 | 1416 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An ambitious project to enclose the Telluride Town Park Pavilion and Hanley Rink in order to transform it into a multi-use venue which can be used by the Telluride Film Festival this fall is on schedule, within budget and on track for an Aug. 1 completion, according to a report prepared by Telluride Parks and Recreation Manager Stephanie Jaquet earlier this month.

The project broke ground on April 10, and crews, working fast to meet its tight deadline, have already finished framing the so-called “west addition” to the Pavilion, which will house a projector room and Parks and Recreation administrative offices. Foundation work and structural steel work on the project are also complete.

Workers are now installing insulation on the ceiling and walls of the structure – a task they are hoping to complete before the Bluegrass Festival revs up in June.

Jaquet said that she and her staff are keeping a close eye on project budget, timeline, and adherence town development regulations.

According to her report, the town has already received and deposited a $513,500 donation from TFF, and $75,000 from San Miguel County, toward Phase 1 of the project, which is being executed by contractors with a guaranteed maximum price of $1,080,861.86. The Town of Telluride will pick up the remainder of the tab.

Meanwhile, the Parks and Recreation Commission met on Wednesday, May 22, to review an updated management plan for the Pavilion, which sets forth permitted and prohibited uses for the facility, as well as the application process and fee structure for groups who are interested in using it.

The plan calls for the Pavilion to be used strictly for ice activities on the rink surface from November through March, with ancillary areas including the lobby available for reservation requests all year. Groups may apply to use the Pavilion only when there are no other Parks and Recreation Department programs or approved Town-sponsored events scheduled.

The plan outlines a number of use restrictions on the facility, including a 10 p.m. curfew for all events, and an occupancy limitation of 1,000 persons at any given time.

The project of retrofitting the Town Park Pavilion and Hanley Rink into a multi-use facility that can double as an indoor theater and concert venue was fast-tracked last fall, when TFF offered to contribute three quarters of a million dollars to enclose the Pavilion and make other improvements by August 2013 so that it could be used as an ancillary venue to screen films for its upcoming 40th anniversary season.

The Town released an RFQ for a design/build team to approximately 65 local architects and contractors in October 2012, and awarded the Pavilion contract to Bone Construction and architect Connie Giles.
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