by Sam Clanton
BRANSON, Mo. – The City of Branson will spend more than 4-point-4 million dollars to construct the new Liberty Plaza, which is Phase 2 of the Historic Downtown Streetscape Project.
Aldermen have approved first reading of a bill accepting the proposal of lone bidder Carson-Mitchell, Inc., which establishes a construction deadline of June 18th, 2017.
City Engineer David Miller explains the features of Liberty Plaza:
Miller says the project will not require complete closure of any of the downtown streets. He points out that Carson-Mitchell, Inc. also constructed the Branson RecPlex, and was the primary contractor of the regional bio-solids project.
The Liberty Plaza agreement includes an incentive clause of 15-hundred dollars per day for every day the contractor completes the work prior to the deadline, and a liquidated damages clause of up to 35-hundred dollars per day.
Liberty Plaza involves the area behind the historic Owen Theater – bounded on the west by Veterans Boulevard, on the north by Pacific Street, and on the south by College Street.