June 28, 2012 North Myrtle Beach, SC – At Monday’s workshop, the North Myrtle Beach City Council received an updated North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex design presentation from Mozingo & Wallace Architects. The City negotiated a 7.75% professional services fee with Mozingo & Wallace Architects to manage the planning, design and construction of the $11.2 million project.
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The 150 acre Sports Complex, paid for by a 20% property tax increase, is located across the waterway near the junction of the Robert Edge Parkway and Highway 31. Initially the complex will consist of four soccer fields, six base baseball/softball fields, pitching and batting cages, a dog park, administration/welcome center, three play grounds and bike/walking trails along with maintenance facilities.
While the design includes the placement of an amphitheater in a section of the park known as The Meadow, the architectural firm advised Council that, given the park’s base budget of $11.2 million, that particular amenity might have to wait to be added at a later date. That said, the architectural firm and staff committed to continue to explore ways to include such a facility in the park’s initial development phase.
According to the overall park development schedule, the City would begin construction bid advertisement and issue bid documents in August. Bid opening would occur in September. Construction would begin in November. The park would open in early 2014. The schedule is subject to change.
The city has provided this link to view the Mozingo Report.