Parking lot cost slashed for Mohawk Gardens

News Dec 06, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The CityHousing Hamilton-owned Mohawk Gardens apartment complex is going to get a new parking lot next year at less than half the previous projected cost.

“We renegotiated a lot of the work that was being done,” said Ward 7 councillor Donna Skelly, who noted the cost of the project is now budgeted at $458,000 compared to the $1.1 million price tag from earlier this year.

The cost will be covered by Skelly’s Ward 7 area rating funds.

“We halted the process until we could explore it further,” said Skelly spoke to residents at the 395 Mohawk Road east complex about the parking lot plans on Monday.

Skelly said they also saved a lot of money by maintaining the current access rather than reconfiguring the driveways as previously planned.

The new plan will see the existing parking lot repaved plus the addition of 26 new parking spaces on the south-west side of the property including four barrier-free spots, 10 spots for residents and 12 for visitors along with some landscaping improvements along Mohawk Road.

Skelly noted currently there are no visitors parking at the site.

There will also be some minor improvements to the building including a new intercom system.

Originally budgeted at $350,000 back in 2015, consulting and other fees ballooned the cost to more than $1.1 million without any construction work being done.

An internal audit found there was not enough oversight for the project.

Parking lot cost slashed for Mohawk Gardens

Skelly says they have reworked plan to save half a million dollars

News Dec 06, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The CityHousing Hamilton-owned Mohawk Gardens apartment complex is going to get a new parking lot next year at less than half the previous projected cost.

“We renegotiated a lot of the work that was being done,” said Ward 7 councillor Donna Skelly, who noted the cost of the project is now budgeted at $458,000 compared to the $1.1 million price tag from earlier this year.

The cost will be covered by Skelly’s Ward 7 area rating funds.

“We halted the process until we could explore it further,” said Skelly spoke to residents at the 395 Mohawk Road east complex about the parking lot plans on Monday.

Skelly said they also saved a lot of money by maintaining the current access rather than reconfiguring the driveways as previously planned.

The new plan will see the existing parking lot repaved plus the addition of 26 new parking spaces on the south-west side of the property including four barrier-free spots, 10 spots for residents and 12 for visitors along with some landscaping improvements along Mohawk Road.

Skelly noted currently there are no visitors parking at the site.

There will also be some minor improvements to the building including a new intercom system.

Originally budgeted at $350,000 back in 2015, consulting and other fees ballooned the cost to more than $1.1 million without any construction work being done.

An internal audit found there was not enough oversight for the project.

Parking lot cost slashed for Mohawk Gardens

Skelly says they have reworked plan to save half a million dollars

News Dec 06, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The CityHousing Hamilton-owned Mohawk Gardens apartment complex is going to get a new parking lot next year at less than half the previous projected cost.

“We renegotiated a lot of the work that was being done,” said Ward 7 councillor Donna Skelly, who noted the cost of the project is now budgeted at $458,000 compared to the $1.1 million price tag from earlier this year.

The cost will be covered by Skelly’s Ward 7 area rating funds.

“We halted the process until we could explore it further,” said Skelly spoke to residents at the 395 Mohawk Road east complex about the parking lot plans on Monday.

Skelly said they also saved a lot of money by maintaining the current access rather than reconfiguring the driveways as previously planned.

The new plan will see the existing parking lot repaved plus the addition of 26 new parking spaces on the south-west side of the property including four barrier-free spots, 10 spots for residents and 12 for visitors along with some landscaping improvements along Mohawk Road.

Skelly noted currently there are no visitors parking at the site.

There will also be some minor improvements to the building including a new intercom system.

Originally budgeted at $350,000 back in 2015, consulting and other fees ballooned the cost to more than $1.1 million without any construction work being done.

An internal audit found there was not enough oversight for the project.