Advance Notice Design-Build Services for the Mount Vernon School District, Shop Building project

PROJECT INFORMATION: The Mount Vernon School District intends to solicit qualifications and proposals to utilize the Design-Build delivery method for a new Shop Building project. The District is planning to advertise and release an RFQ/RFP to solicit for Design-Build (D/B) services for the project.

The specific D/B delivery method is anticipated to be the Progressive Design-Build (PD/B) delivery model. The Shop Building is planned to be constructed in the north parking lot of the existing high school site and will house shop and classroom spaces for the high school’s industrial arts programs.

The District’s desire is that the primary structural system for the building be based on a pre-engineered metal building package with building systems and internal and external build-out as required to satisfy the functional and programmatic needs of the facility. Design-Builder will be required to provide all supervisory, project management, programming, architectural, engineering, permitting, bidding and construction services required to program, design, permit and construct a complete, operational facility to meet the District’s program and budgetary needs.

Qualified firms, teams or joint ventures with previous PD/B experience or experience using a similar alternative construction delivery format and experience in the design and construction of this type of facility are encouraged to apply when the RFQ is released.

The estimated building area is 7,000 to 8,000 square feet.

The total budget for design and construction of this project is anticipated to be in the range of $2.2 million to $ 2.3 million.

Related work, in addition to the work described above, may include an alternate for a 2,500 square foot addition, extension of sanitary sewer line and other utilities to a location for future modular portables and utility connections to modular portables.

More detailed information on anticipated project scope, budget and schedule will be identified in the RFQ, when released. It is anticipated that the RFQ documents will be completed and the project will be advertised in late February 2019. The process for obtaining a copy of the RFQ will be identified in the RFQ advertisement.

By | 2019-02-06T15:49:57+00:00 February 6th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Advance Notice Design-Build Services for the Mount Vernon School District, Shop Building project

Contractor Event – SnoIsle Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries is hosting an orientation for companies that may want to provide facilities-related services to the library district.

The event is scheduled for 10:00am, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Sno-Isle Libraries Administrative Service Center, 7312 35th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271.

For more information about this event, please visit the Sno-Isle Libraries website: /vendor

By | 2019-01-31T18:36:50+00:00 January 31st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Contractor Event – SnoIsle Libraries

Qualifying Generals & Specialty Contractors for Rehab of 24 houses

The Housing Authority of Skagit County (HASC) is qualifying General and specialty contractors for rehabilitation of approximately 24 houses owned by low and moderate income homeowners in Skagit County, Washington.
The project is funded by the Washington State Department of Commerce through their management of the DOE, LIHEAP, & Match-Maker grants, and through utility grants from Puget Sound Energy and Cascade Natural Gas.
Application packets are available beginning January 28th, 2019 at the HASC offices: 1650 Port Drive, Burlington, WA 98233, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or by calling Rachel Kingsley, Weatherization Program Manager at 360-757-6509 ext. 233.
Small, Minority and Women-owned firms are encouraged to submit applications. HASC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

By | 2019-01-21T12:00:29+00:00 January 21st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Qualifying Generals & Specialty Contractors for Rehab of 24 houses

Washington Association of Landscape Professionals and WA State Nursery and Landscape Association Event

Please note attached informational flier about the upcoming ecoPRO training we are hosting in partnership with Washington Association of Landscape Professionals and WA State Nursery and Landscape Association on Feb. 27th & 28th at the City of Mount Vernon Council Chambers, located at 1805 Continental Place in Mount Vernon.

Thank you for posting or sharing with anyone who might be interested. This is a great opportunity for local landscapers, architects, park, school district. or public works grounds crews, land management companies, etc. interested in sustainable yard care practices – and, it is being offered locally AND at a significantly discounted registration rate:).

Pre-registration required by Feb. 15th. Register early to get your study materials well ahead of time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. To learn more about the ecoPRO professional certification program:

Thank you for helping spread the word:)

Kristi Carpenter
Skagit Conservation District
2021 E. College Way, Suite #203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 428-4313

By | 2019-01-18T19:44:00+00:00 January 18th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Washington Association of Landscape Professionals and WA State Nursery and Landscape Association Event

Happy New Year – HKP sent us an newsletter letting us know what they’re up to

Children’s Museum of Skagit County Relocation

HKP is work­ing with the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of Sk­agit County to de­sign their new home in a lo­cal out­let mall. The de­sign strat­egy in­volves phas­ing the pro­ject to mit­i­gate im­pacts to the Mu­se­um’s op­er­a­tion and its many mem­bers. We’re pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the museum will be opening in March! Learn more about this project here: Chil­dren’s Mu­seum

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Dental Clinic Expansion

We’re pleased to announce that our Dental Lab Extension project will be completed in February. As part of the clin­ics ex­pan­sion, the tribe has been ap­proved to train Den­tal Health Aide Ther­a­pists (DHATs) and this DHAT program will be the first of its kind in the lower 48 states. Learn more about this project here: Dental Clinic Expansion

The Henry Klein Homes Exhibit

A very special project for all of us is the upcoming Henry Klein Homes Exhibit. The exhibit is scheduled to open in November, highlighting our founder Henry Klein and what it is about the homes he built that makes them unique.
If you own a Henry Klein home or are interested in owning one, then this article will be of interest to you: How to Update Your Henry Klein Home.

By | 2019-01-11T20:49:04+00:00 January 11th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Happy New Year – HKP sent us an newsletter letting us know what they’re up to

Construction of a Three-Story Mixed-Use Building & Remodel/Addition

Public Meeting: Bellingham Design Review Board Tuesday, June 19, 2018 At 3:00 pm In The City Council Chambers, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street To Consider:

Project Description: Construction of a three-story mixed-use building containing 8 units a ground floor Live/Work unit and commercial space, landscaping, and on-site parking accessed from the alley.
Project Location: 2524 Meridian St., Cornwall Park Neighborhood, Area 9. Urban Village, Fountain District Urban Village, Commercial Core zoning designation.
Assessor’s Parcel #: 3803319 008124
Staff Contact: Brian Smart, Planner II – Planning and Community Development Department, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 778-8355 or

Project Description: Proposed remodel and addition to an existing one-story office building with a daylight basement. The addition is two stories and will include 7 new dwelling units and a revised parking lot off the alley, in the Downtown District urban village. The floor area of the new building is proposed to be approximately 11,200 square feet. Project Location: 1111 N Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
AP# 380330-177004 Residential Transition Area 1 of the Downtown District Urban Village.
Staff Contact: Name: Lindsay Kershner, Planner E-mail/Phone: or 360-778-8369

Anyone wishing to comment on this proposal is invited to submit written comments prior to the meeting date. Information on this topic will be available at City Hall in the Permit Center and on the web site at at least one week prior to the meeting. You may contact the staff member for further information:

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Upcoming Project: Best Road: Rudene Road to Summers Drive Project

Project Description: The District is proposing to install approximately 11,660 linear feet (LF) of waterline. Along Best Road, between Rudene Road and Summers Drive, approximately 8,600 LF of existing 3, 4, and 6-inch waterline will be replaced with 12-inch ductile iron water main and approximately 1,960 LF of new 12-inch ductile iron water main will be installed.

On Summers Drive between Best Road and Rexville-Grange Road, approximately 1,100 LF of existing 4-inch cast iron and PVC will be replaced with 8-inch ductile iron waterline.

Fire hydrants and other water system appurtenances will be installed as required by final engineering.

Five (5) 4-ft3 vaults will be installed, typically underground. Existing water service connections will be renewed along the Project route.

Project construction is anticipated to occur in the late spring / early summer 2018.

Proponent: Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County

Project Location: The proposed Project is located on Best Road, from Rudene Road to Summers Drive and on Summers Drive from Best Road to Rexville-Grange Road. The project is in unincorporated Skagit County within Section 33, Township 34 North, Range 3 East, Willamette Meridian; Sections 4 and 9, Township 33 North, Range 3 East, Willamette Meridian.

Lead Agency: Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County

SEPA Responsible Official: Mark Handzlik, P.E., Engineering Manager Comments: Comments regarding this DNS must be submitted in writing to the Lead Agency by April 2, 2018. Send comments to: Wendy LaRocque, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, P.O. Box 1436, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

By | 2018-03-22T18:06:25+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Upcoming Project: Best Road: Rudene Road to Summers Drive Project