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Diamond Peak renovation to include new administration offices

Kevin MacMillanSierra Sun

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. Diamond Peak Ski Resorts aging and rickety Administration Building could get an overhaul in 2010 depending on a vote Wednesday from district trustees.The Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees meets 3 p.m. Wednesday at 893 Southwood Blvd. According to the boards agenda packet, which can be viewed at http://www.ivgid.org, the board will be asked to approve about $350,000 in engineering services for the design of the Diamond Peak Child Ski Center and the Administration Building.The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center is the second phase of the two-phase, $7.5 million Diamond Peak Renovation Project. Phase one the new base lodge was completed in time for the current ski season. Snowmaking and Best Management Practices work also is included in the entire renovation.Phase two originally was to include only a new ski center; however, according to the IVGID packet, district facilities were audited early this year for American Disabilities Act compliance, and the Diamond Peak Administration Building was identified as being out of ADA compliance.Given the ADA compliance issue, the age and condition of the existing Administration Building and the opportunity for construction cost savings, staff proposed adding the Administration Building to the Child Ski Center project, the board packet reads.The idea was discussed at the Feb. 25 and March 11 BOT capital budget workshops.According to the new phase two proposal, the two-story building would accommodate the new Child Ski Center, ticketing services, ski patrol facilities, adult ski school offices, a staff locker room and administration offices, as well as walk-through ticket booths.The building is planned to be erected where the existing Child Ski Center and ticket booths stand, with the existing administration building to be razed.Staff will ask the board Wednesday to approve an agreement of $312,920 with Collaborative Design Studio for architectural and engineering design services; a $28,300 agreement with Lumos andamp; Associates for civil engineering design services; and to authorize staff to enter into an agreement in an amount not to exceed $10,000 with a yet-to-be-identified landscape architect all of which will foot the additional service needed to accommodate the new admin offices as part of phase two. CDS and Lumos andamp; Associates already are on contract with IVGID for the project.According to IVGID financial statistics, $333,000 of the potential $351,220 already is covered in separate 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 capital improvement projects; the additional excess of $18,220, according to IVGID, does not represent an increase in total project cost or scope but instead represents an additional preliminary design and review to incorporate the management lessons learned during the Base Lodge Renovation Project.Phase two is still on a 2010 construction schedule, after staff and trustees agreed on Sept. 24, 2008, to push the project back a year to allow for a longer design phase.For more on Wednesdays meeting, click the attached PDF document of the agenda, or visit http://www.ivgid.org for the full packet.