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Copperas Cove EDC selects contractor for Narrows: council to review $1.6M bid at Nov. 12 meeting

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 11:57 am | Updated: 12:21 pm, Fri Oct 25, 2013.

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council will review a construction bid of about $1.6 million for the Narrows Technology and Business Park after the city’s Economic Development Corporation selected its preferred contractor Thursday.

“The city will be looking at this on Nov. 12,” said Polo Enriquez, the corporation’s executive director.

Enriquez, who will present Gatesville-based TTG Construction’s bid to the council on behalf of the corporation, is anticipating its approval of the item.

“I think this is a great bid,” Enriquez said. “It is below our estimate. I think the council will like that, and then they will also like that they are a county company.”

The corporation originally estimated the project would cost about $1.8 million.

“I am extremely pleased that the bid came in under projection,” said Dan Yancey, the EDC’s chairman. “We couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The Narrows site is undeveloped and sits south of Old Copperas Cove Road and east of Constitution Drive.

As part of the contract, TTG will extend Robert Griffin III Boulevard and create Charles Tillman Way to access the park.

The park is being built to attract businesses that will serve as job creators for the area. The city already zoned the park with a special designation that allows for a variety of businesses, from small manufacturers to operations supporting those businesses.

If the city approves the contractor, the corporation hopes to start construction by early December with completion by May, Enriquez said.

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