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!
- Free salads offered today at the new Ultimate Salad Bar in West Allis
- Semi rolls over on I-894 overpass; Greenfield Avenue could close
- West Allis Players get mileage from laugh lines in Simon comedy
- Boy Scouts to make West Allis Nathan Hale the focus of Halloween fun
- West Allis paramedics work with the frail and elderly to cut 911 calls
- Large off-price chain Ross Dress for Less to debut in metro market in West Allis
- Ross Dress for Less stores to open in West Allis and Brookfield
- Milwaukee suburbs trick-or-treat times 2015
- West Allis on leading edge in health care program
- Irreverent, eclectic 'Haven't got a prayer' show to open in West Allis