City Approves Contract for 20 Federal Remediation Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Demolition and environmental remediation work at the city-owned 20 Federal Place building should be underway in about a month, a city official said Thursday morning.

The city’s Board of Control approved a contract worth nearly $7 million to Daniel A. Terreri & Sons Inc. for the work.

The city received base bids of $6,418,561 from Terreri and $6,979,038 from Murphy Contracting Co., Youngstown, in February. At its meeting Thursday, the Board of Control – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, Finance Director Kyle Miasek and Law Director Jeff Limbian – approved awarding the contract to Terreri for $6,999,361, which included two alternate bids for work totaling $580,800.

Last year, the city, in partnership with Mahoning County Land Bank, was awarded a $6.9 million state brownfield remediation grant for the building, which the city is working to redevelop and sell. The grant funds originally carried a June 30 deadline to be used, but the state extended the deadline to June 30, 2024, Doug Rasmussen, CEO and managing principal of Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners, said. The St. Louis consulting firm has worked with the city since 2020 on redevelopment of the property.  

The contract calls for the work to be completed in 225 days once it begins, Charles Shasho, deputy director of public works, said. A pre-construction meeting is planned for April 1 with Terreri to determine the construction schedule.

“I expect the work to begin mid-April to late April,” he said.

Work covered under the two alternate items added beyond the demolition and remediation work covered in the base bid included demolishing the three-story addition to 20 Federal’s north, at Commerce and North Phelps streets, Miasek said.  

The board also approved three contracts totaling more than $251,000 to establish wireless internet access at the city-owned Covelli Centre, Wean Park and Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre.

The largest contract, for $139,375, went to Wadsworth Solutions, Middleburgh Heights, for equipment, installation, cabling and warranty for 70 cameras to be lined by video camera monitoring software in and around the three city-owned facilities. 

Technology Recovery Group, Westlake, received a $97,099.83 contract to install fiber/ethernet cabling, wireless access points, antennas and network closets in and around the arena, park and amphitheater. Team Office Technologies, Austintown, will be paid $14,562 to connect new cameras and wireless equipment to the existing infrastructure at the arena and amphitheater.

The installations are intended to improve security at the sites and allow for expansion of activities, Miasek said.

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