Monday, June 14, 2010

Prince Arthur Landing Contract Awarded

The City of Thunder Bay has awarded almost 14 million dollars to Tom Jones Contracting for phase one of Prince Arthur's Landing.  The contract is still over the original estimate but includes a million dollars in savings through a number of design cuts.  Councillor Rebecca Johnson was concerned about the reductions being made saying she doesn't want the project to lose it's good points to fit into a budget.  Meanwhile, Waterfront Project Manager Katherine Dugmore says that's not the case. Dugmore says the reductions do not take away from the aesthetics of the project.  Reductions include not building a Park Maintenance Building, eliminating the bird control system and reducing the capacity of the ice plant