2/7/09 - WEST STREET MARKET SIGNAGE - In early May 2008, the Agency issued a bid for courtyard reconstruction and exterior façade improvements to the three buildings at the West Street Market in downtown Reno. The bid package included the base bid and two 'Add Alternates'. Add Alternate A covered the extra cost to install stamped concrete versus asphalt in the courtyard; Add Alternate B was for fabrication and
installation of the steel sign structure at the front of the West Street Market. Add Alternate A was selected and awarded as part of the contract award to Dennis Banks Construction on July 2,
2008. The proposal for Add Alternate B for the steel sign structure came in extremely high and was not selected because funding wasn't available.
However, staff has renegotiated with Dennis Banks Construction for a more favorable price to
complete Add Alternate B, and so this Wednesday it goes before the Redevelopment Agency for approval at the new lower price. Add Alternate B would be funded from the remaining available already-approved CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funds. Below is the rendering for the steel sign and support framework. When you are downtown, take a stroll by the market and partkae of the great food and drinks there.