A few months back, Navasota City Council approved the way for new crosswalks and sidewalks to take place on Washington Avenue in Downtown Navasota as part of the downtown revitalization project. At Monday night’s city council meeting in Navasota, a contract was awarded finally to who will be doing the construction.
Amy Hennard from Jones & Carter recommended the city choose Palmera’s Construction out of Bryan as the crew for the project because they are familiar to Navasota.
“Palmera’s Construction have been in business in the Bryan/College Station area for a long time. They actually have done work for the City of Navasota…they have actually worked on two of these grant projects and they have worked on a few of these downtown revitalization projects as well,” Hennard said. “So, they are familiar with how the grant process works, they are familiar with the grant administrator and they have done good work on the previous projects.”
The total bid was for 374,497 dollars, but a grant will help cover a decent amount of the cost for the city, as city manager Brad Stafford explains.
“I would like to point out that the grant amount was $250,000. The match, which was to be provided by the economic development corporation, is $75,000. So, we will have a little over $120,000 that we would still need to come up with to complete this project as bid,” Stafford said.
The council unanimously approved the contract. No set timetable has been placed for start of construction.