Design firm for Lafayette gym selected; officials say project on schedule

The students at Lafayette High School are one step closer to having an auxiliary gym. On Tuesday night the Williamsburg-James City County School Board selected HBA of Virginia Beach to serve as the design firm on the $216,251 project.

This is the second time the board has selected a design firm. At the May 10 meeting, the board chose HBA to oversee the design but had to cancel the contract a week later. The county notified the board that state procurement laws required the schools to post a request for proposal for the design, a process that took 30 days.

W-JCC Senior Director for Operations Marcellus Snipes told the board that, in spite of the delay, the goal is still for the gym to be constructed in time for the 2017-18 school year.

The district will pay HBA $166,116. Engineering consultants Kimley-Horn will complete the civil engineering and Special Use Permit Applications for a total of $47,366. AES Consulting Engineers will complete the surveying for $2,769.

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