Schedule is temporarily delayed
On Friday, March 1, subcontractor bids for the AD/CL renovation project were opened, and they came in significantly over budget. While construction manager Clark Construction and architect Neumann Smith are assessing the reasons and working with us on the next steps, the building renovation project will not begin on March 25, as planned. Please know that this outcome is not unique to the NCMC AD/CL Renovation Project. Several other projects in the Tip of the Mitt are similarly affected due to current market conditions.
It is important to convey that this turn of events does not adversely impact our $3.4M Capital Outlay from the State of Michigan; however, careful consideration must be given to the best path forward. We must be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. This is an important project to the college and the community, and it will happen. We’ve done a lot of good work in preparation thus far (we’re 90% of the way there), but we need to carefully consider next steps to ensure that we have the most sensible, cost-effective, and reasonable solution for the future.
Regardless of the bumps in the road, we will complete this important project and keep the College moving forward. Progress often comes with challenges, but improving the educational experience for our students and the community is well worth the effort.
You will be kept informed of new project information as it becomes available.