During the month of April we had equipment dropped off at the construction site for the next phase of construction. We received our fence wrap and began installation. The parking garage drawings were reviewed and edits were made. The AB Building parking garage drawings were re-submitted to the City and have been approved, awaiting pick up from the General Contractor. Property maintenance plans for the construction site and surrounding parcels were reviewed. A maintenance plan and a company was selected that best fits the stage of the project. We had site visits from interested parties with the Developer and we continue to receive multiple inquiries about residences in 29 Palms at City Center West Orange. Our design department has begun to hear from vendors and manufacturers again as Covid restrictions begin to loosen.
This equipment dropped off is to complete the remaining building foundations (all parking garage foundations were completed by February 2021).
Installation of the fence wrap began mid April with 13 panels being installed. Each panel markets a different aspect of the project; 29 Palms, retail, restaurants, office space and amenities. The City Center West Orange construction site fence-line is now visible from all main entrances and exits off Bluford Avenue and S.R. 50 / Colonial Drive into the Ocoee Town Center (future renaming to City Center West Orange). This portion of the roadway sees quite a lot of traffic due to the Racetrack gas station, Waffle House and Oasis apartments. It is also used as a cut-through from S.R. 50 (Colonial Drive) to Bluford Avenue. While the wrap was being installed many cars slowed down to read as well as some pedestrians who walked over to read from nearby businesses and apartments. Fence repair is required before completion of the installation. The contractor has been notified of repair work. The remaining 19 panels are expected to be completed in May after the fence repairs.
The AB building parking garage permit was submitted and has been approved by the City of Ocoee. It is currently awaiting pick-up by our General Contractor. The CJ parking garage drawings will be resubmitted to the City of Ocoee the first week of May for approval.
Multiple tours of all parcels with property maintenance companies transpired during the first quarter of 2021 to establish what each parcel and portion of parcels needed to have maintained. Each parcel brings its own unique terrain creating a need for a variety of equipment to be used: growth removal by hand or chemicals; traditional mower, bush hog; and specialized machinery to handle the slope on one parcel. Some require weekly and bi-weekly maintenance, others monthly and quarterly maintenance. The completion of the last phase of construction added the two properties into the maintenance plan which is why we needed to create a new maintenance plan and review our pricing options.