This article provides information on the status of the Wildflower Park and Silver Palm Park enhancements as well as information on when they might be completed. Two contracts have been executed for the work. One is with Cone and Graham, Inc. for the Wildflower Park seawall replacement and the other is with Burkhardt Construction, Inc. for the construction of the Wildflower and Silver Palm Park features. A graphic schedule is presented at the end of this article.
On December 21, 2020 BocaFirst provided details regarding the start of the Wildflower Park Seawall Replacement project:
Wildflower Park Seawall Replacement Project – STARTED – BocaFirst
And on July 15 2020, we provided details on the Wildflower and Silver Palm Park designs.
Wildflower Past, Present and Future
The above linked articles provide pointers to more information on these projects
The City of Boca Raton web site also provides updates on these projects.
Wildflower / Silver Palm Park Site | Boca Raton, FL (myboca.us)
Following are discussions on the Wildflower Seawall and Wildflower and Silver Palm Park feature enhancement projects. Note that all pics were taken on October 21, 2021.
Wildflower Park Seawall
The City issued a Notice to Proceed on December 18, 2020 for the staging of Seawall replacement equipment on the site. Another Notice to Proceed for seawall construction was issued on January 20, 2021. The contract specifies that construction is to be completed in 270 days, which would be October 17, 2021, or the construction company would be liable to the City for $750/day liquidated damages until the project is complete.
As shown in the above pic, the project is not complete as of October 21, 2021. According to the City four schedule-impacting problems were encountered by the construction company. The City has issued four change orders to cover these problems and extended the contracted seawall completion date to November 14, 2021.
Silver Palm Park
The City issued a Notice to Proceed on September 7, 2021 for the construction of Silver Palm Park features. The contract covers both Silver Palm Park and Wildflower Park. Although the specified construction completion date is August 13, 2022, the City estimates that Silver Palm Park construction will be completed by March 7, 2022. The August completion date is for Wildflower Park.
The City issued a Notice to Proceed on September 7, 2021 for the construction of Wildflower Park features. Contracted completion is specified at August 13, 2022. The construction company is liable for $1,000/day liquidated damages if the construction is not completed by August 13.
Note in the above pic that construction of the Wildflower Park features has not started. The construction materials and equipment in the pic are for the seawall replacement project.
The above schedule is updated to reflect the two construction contracts’ specified completion dates. The schedule is also updated to include delays in the Wildflower Park seawall replacement project.
This article provides updates on the Wildflower Seawall Replacement construction project as well updates on the Wildflower Park and Silver Palm Park feature construction projects. BocaFirst will continue to monitor progress of these projects.