Delaney Street Levee Maintenance Facility, Phase II
The LCFPA purchased a former storage building located on Delaney Street from Hanover Township in June 2017. At the November 21, 2017, regular meeting of the Authority Board, the Board approved an “Asbestos Abatement and Suspect Hazardous Material Removal” contract with Prism Response, Inc., Drums, PA. At the same meeting, the Board approved the “Delaney Street Building New Roof Installation” contract with Detweiler Roofing, New Holland, PA. The completion of both contracts in early 2018 stabilized the structure and concluded the Phase I efforts in the building’s planned rehabilitation.
In July 2018 the LCFPA awarded the Phase II building rehabilitation to the A+E Group, Wilkes-Barre, for professional architectural and engineering services. The Phase II efforts to rehabilitate the structure will include finishing the interior and exterior of the building and providing all electrical, sanitary and water services. It is envisioned that the grade floor will house vehicles and equipment and the elevated floor will house office space and material supply storage. The purpose of the proposed building rehabilitation is to function as a downstream levee maintenance facility to better serve the communities of Plymouth Borough, Hanover Township and South Wilkes-Barre. This proposed facility will complement an upstream existing levee maintenance facility located in Forty Fort. “Schematic Design Phase Services” were completed in October 2018 and further work placed on hold as the LCFPA programs the necessary funds to complete the Phase II design efforts.
At the June 19, 2018, regular meeting of the Authority Board, the Board awarded an agreement to provide professional architectural/engineering services to the A+E Group JV, 140 Maffet Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, in the amount $37,750.00, for the Delaney Street Building Rehabilitation Phase II. The A+E Group has completed the “Schematic Design Phase” of the project and on February 5, 2020, the Notice To Proceed was issued to begin the “Design Development Phase."