November 30, 2023


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Harmony City Dwelling renovation likely up in rate owing to adjust orders

The renovation of a person of Concord’s oldest properties won’t be finished by the unique because of date, but even with its quite a few problems it is however viewed as “exciting and worthwhile.”

In the course of the March 8 Select Board assembly, Deputy City Supervisor Kate Hodges reported quite a few troubles have arisen and been defeat in excess of the past quite a few months. The former format of the 1st flooring was deficient in a lot of techniques, including foundation situations, exterior wall conditions, ceiling, and information connections, among some others.

“Renovating a nearly 200-calendar year-aged developing has experienced its host of problems,” Hodges mentioned. “We weren’t completely astonished by them but we did not essentially foresee the quantity.”

Pictures of the Concord Town House renovation project are shown to the Select Board during its March 8 meeting.

Facilities Director Ryan Orr has worked carefully with the contractors to create progressive and price tag-preserving approaches and concepts to overcome lots of of the boundaries.

The complete price tag of the Town Residence project was $678,000 of which $62,000 and $78,373 ended up filed sub-bids for HVAC and electrical, respectively.

Because the start out of the challenge on Nov. 16, 24 prospective improve orders have been published, with nine accepted for $35,000. Hodges explained she’s anticipating the last price of the transform orders to be $100,000.

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“Some of the kinds that have been proposed have possibly been outright rejected by the town due to the fact we really do not truly feel they are important,” Hodges said, “or Ryan and I have worked with the contractor and the architects to be ready to variety of change the scope a little bit.”