Stunted by construction bids that came in twice as high as expected, the skate park planned for Radtke Park in West Allis won't become a reality this year, .
The Common Council on Tuesday promised that the city will re-bid the project next spring. While the designer of the skate park estimated the cost at $300,000, the lowest of the two bids came in at $651,175, prompting aldermen reject the bids.
City officials expect a better result next spring. They acknowledged that summer is generally a bad time to bid a project, because construction companies already have their work lined up. The other factor they note is that the designer didn't provide as many specifications as usual to guide construction companies as they develop their bids.
The skate park would be paid for with federal Community Development Block Grant money and an anonymous foundation.
The facility in Radtke Park, at 84th Street and National Avenue, would be used mainly by skateboarders, scooter riders and trick bikers.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- West Allis police report
- Speakers say new fees would endanger Scouting, hamper PTAs and others
- West Allis-West Milwaukee approves tax decrease preliminary budget
- West Allis prepares for Settlers Days weekend
- Hartland girl wins big at the Governor's livestock auction at Wisconsin State Fair
- Proposed medical offices in former Jefferson School painful to some West Allis neighbors
- West Allis considers model pot-bellied pig ordinances (1)
- Lords of the ring: Wrestlers bring the drama at Wisconsin State Fair
- West Allis hotel on Greenfield Avenue sets later grand opening
- Wisconsin State Fair bans sale of Confederate flags (4)