The V.I. Port Authority board of directors recently approved by poll vote a contract with the deJongh Group for planning the beautification of the Cruz Bay Creek.
The VIPA-owned property has been used as everything from a parking lot to a dock for cruise ship tenders since barge traffic moved to the Enighed Pond Marine Facility in April 2006.
VIPA has never discussed specific details of the beautification process, however the deJongh Group’s proposal includes plans for the construction of a new boat ramp, fishermen’s area and a new dock for two idle ferry boats at Enighed Pond, and expansion of the existing dock in Cruz Bay.
The cost for the planning stage alone totals nearly $75,000, while the cost of the construction portion of the project has not yet been determined.
Below is the detailed proposal, with tasks listed in chronological order, submitted by the deJongh Group with corresponding costs.
Task Description Item Totals
1 Prepare composite base site and field map of the immediate $7,058.57
working areas using existing documents supplemented with field
2 Collect pertinent documents and information regarding the $3,181.01
project (collect existing surveys, photographs, plans, drawings, etc.).
3 Review existing site conditions to understand the nature of the $4,379.37
areas requiring improvement. Document in the form of a site analysis.
4 Meet with user/citizen’s task force to develop recommendations of $4,717.12
alternatives under consideration.
5 Review and evaluate proposals made by task force. $5,506.67
6 Record three alternative proposals in graphic format. Present to $11,319.51
VIPA and task force with advantages and disadvantages of each.
7 Provide Functional Space and Use Program for Phase One $2,608.36
Development Cruz Bay Creek Improvement Project. Show
functional elements, site elements, parking spaces, etc.
8 Based on tasks 1 through 7 above, prepare preliminary $5,540.88
architectural design (schematic design documents) of proposed site
structures and elements. Phase One Development Phase.
9 Grading and drainage: establish conceptual grading throughout the site. $1,779.12
10 Roadway and parking: indicate proposed preliminary improvements to $4,407.76
the ingress and egress off the main road and parking system as it relates
to project requirements.
11 Prepare proposed landscaping plan showing general landscape design $10,146.59
scheme (including preliminary plans for recreational facilities and
areas) and the principal plant materials proposed for use.
12 Prepare final report and presentation including perspectives $14,583.86
Subtotal Tasks 1 through 12 $74,868.82
Schedule — The work of the architect for tasks 1 through 12 is
expected to take no more than five months.
13 Prepare complete architectural engineering design plans. Specs and Fee proposal for this task
permit documents for scope of work developed in tasks 1 through 12 to be submitted separately
14 Prepare complete architectural engineering design plans. Specs and Fee proposal for this task
permit documents for a new boat ramp and fishermen’s area in to be submitted separately
predesignated area of Enighed Pond
15 Prepare complete architectural engineering design plans. Specs and Fee proposal for this task
permit documents for a new dock for idle ferry boats (two) in to be submitted separately
predesignated area of Enighed Pond.
16 Prepare master plan and feasibility information on expansion of Fee proposal for this task
existing Cruz Bay dock. to be submitted separately