The Las Cruces City Council has approved
design and build contracts for four General Obligation (GO) Bond projects. The
council voted 6-0 during Monday’s, Nov. 18, 2019 City Council meeting to award
three of the four contracts to Highland Enterprises, Inc., of Las Cruces.
Highland Enterprises was awarded a $122,900
contract for walking, jogging, biking and recreational trail projects, and a
contract of $157,754.48 for improvements to be made at Maag Park, Harty
Ballfield Complex, Ron Galla T-Ball Field and Paz Park. Also, Highland
Enterprises has a $63,750 contract with the City of Las Cruces for park and
sports courts rehabilitation projects as part of the GO
A fourth contract, also for design and
construction, was awarded to Dekker, Perich, and Sabatini Architects, who also
has an office in Las Cruces, for playground rehabilitation and construction of
a splash pad at Unidad Park, on Hadley Avenue. That contract is for $92,500.
“We now have design firms and constructions
firms on board so we can begin setup plans as we go along,” said Public Works
Director David Maestas. “As we move forward, we will have public input meetings
so City residents can see the plans for all of these projects and to offer
In a special mail-in ballot election between
July 24 and August 21, 2018 Las Cruces voters approved four GO Bond questions
totaling $35.6 million. Approval of the GO Bond will enable the City to
construct improvements to city parks, sports fields and other related
facilities; to construct a new animal shelter and make related improvements; to
construct a replacement fire station on Valley Drive; and to improve
recreational walking, jogging and biking trails.
Maestas said the GO Bond program is on
schedule for all improvements and additions to be made.
“The GO Bond project is a four-year cycle,”
Maestas said. “Right now, construction is estimated to be finished by the end
of 2020 for some projects and by early 2022 for all projects.”
City residents can follow the progress of GO Bond projects as information is regularly updated at http://www.las-cruces.org/1892/General-Obligation-Bond-Projects.