Glenwood Heights bid likely to be approved Monday
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council is expected to take action during its Monday evening meeting to award a bid for phase one construction on the Glenwood Heights Second Addition.
The council had originally been slated to award the bid during its Sept. 14 meeting, but opted to wait until the Water & Light/City Council Joint Housing Committee — composed of Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain, two members of the city council and two members of WPU’s Water and Light Commission — further reviewed the bids. The committee, Hain explained Thursday, wanted to examine the updated total project cost and scenarios for lot pricing based on the actual bid.
Nine bids were received for the project, with the low bid of $1,755,904.55 submitted by Kuechle Underground Inc. of Kimball. That amount is more than $132,000 below the engineer's estimate of construction costs. The bid encompasses grading, sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer and street construction.
As WPU is a 50-50 partner with the city in the Glenwood Heights venture, the Water & Light Commission met Monday and approved moving forward with the project, Hain said. The action is contingent on approval by the city council.
Formerly known as the Dugdale Property, the 52.59-acre site was purchased by the city in May 2019. Phase one of the project will include 28 lots, with 14 considered as executive single-family lots, eight as “move-up” single-family lots and six as villa single-family or twin home lots. The entire concept, once fully developed, will include 93 lots, Hain said.