The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona – Prescott Valley is seeing continued improvement to serve area youth. On Thursday, Nov. 18, Town Council approved a contract that will allow for completion of a remodel of the original building.
The Town currently owns the BGCCAZ building at 8201 Loos Drive, which previously served as the CASA Senior Center, and leases it to the organization. In 2017, the Town used a Community Development Block Grant (combined with donations from the Fain Family, Phoenix Suns Charities, and the Boys & Girls Club) to expand the building with the addition of a gymnasium. Prescott Valley’s Fiscal Year 2021/2022 budget includes $1 million to remodel the original building. However, bids for the project came in with a higher cost than expected, and a 10 percent contingency was added to ensure adequate funding.
Council on Thursday approved the use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to cover the cost of the low bid and the contingency to complete the proposed remodel. The project would then be completed with $763,279.00 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $946,132.00 from ARPA funds.
The remodel will update the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire alarm/suppression systems along with other improvements to the interior space. The project was advertised on September 5, 2021, and the lowest bid was from T. R. Orr, Inc. at $1.5 million. The proposed 10 percent contingency would add $149,980.00, moving the total possible amount to $1.6 million.
Construction is tentatively planned to begin December 6, 2021, with expected completion in spring 2022.