The city of Cleveland, and its Parks and Recreation Department, are moving ahead with plans for the new $1 million tennis complex at Tinsley Park.Cleveland Assistant City Manager of Operations …
The city of Cleveland, and its Parks and Recreation Department, are moving ahead with plans for the new $1 million tennis complex at Tinsley Park.
Cleveland Assistant City Manager of Operations Melinda Carroll opened submitted bids for the construction of the massive renovation of the tennis facilities this week.
There were three bids, with the apparent low bidder being Baseline Construction Company of Knoxville. The firm's offer was just over $987,000.
The two other bids, from Cherokee Construction Company of Cleveland and Hickory Construction Company of Alcoa, were both around $1.3 million.
The sealed bids were received and opened in Carroll's office Thursday, adjacent to the Cleveland Municipal Building. Bids had been advertised Oct. 12.
Carroll and city staff members will now review all submitted bids, prior to a recommendation to the Cleveland City Council.
The tennis complex is being constructed with funds from a $500,000 state grant, and a matching grant from the city.
The apparent low bid is just under the available funding of $1 million.
In addition to the new tennis playing surfaces, the complex will include an upscale pavilion.
Construction will be where the current Tinsley Park tennis courts are now located, just before you reach the dog park at the city park.
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