Parkland Commission Votes on 3 Wedge Preserve Park Measures
The future site of Wedge Preserve Park. {Parkland Talk}

By Bryan Boggiano

The Parkland City Commission will vote on three measures for Wedge Preserve Park’s construction and infrastructure improvements, costing approximately $600,000.

The measures follow the purchase of 24.38 acres of land next to a 12-acre city-owned plot that is the future site of the multi-use Wedge Preserve Park on the northeast corner of Hillsboro Road and Nob Hill Road. The commission has since discussed various design elements.

Measures the commission will discuss include pre-construction and certain construction-related costs, plat adjustments, and roadway improvements.

Before construction, the city requires a firm to perform certain services. During construction, the city requires construction-manager-at-risk services. These include collaborations with design professionals, maximizing opportunities for construction, and prequalifying subcontractors and other firms, among other tasks, according to city documents.

From three vendors, the commission selected Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc. as their top-ranked firm for these tasks. The total cost to the city will be $134,912. This includes $6,424 contingency funds for unforeseen conditions or additional measures.

The plat adjustment follows the city commission’s approval of Keith and Associates to develop the park. In 2022, the commission approved the company to provide engineering services for the future park for $44,930.

Since then, the commission readjusted the price to $49,030 for costs related to title certification, title updates, and right-of-way reports.

Afterward, the firm and the city became aware of a Florida Power and Light utility easement that needs to be vacated and replaced. This would increase the agreement price by $23,600, bringing the new total to $72,630.

The commission will consider the most expensive Wedge Preserve Park-related item: entering into an agreement with Broward County to make roadway improvement services. The total cost will be $444,000.

Pavement markings and sign installations cost $1,000, while improvements to the median east of Hillsboro Road and Nob Hill Road cost $52,400. Improvements to turn lanes at the intersection will cost $391,600.

The commission will consider these items at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, starting at 7 p.m.

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Bryan Boggiano
Bryan Boggiano
A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan plans to pursue geosciences at Florida International University for his master's. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.
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