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Update May 3rd, 2013- Asphalt Green sent emails telling people that they will be opening June 15th. As of yesterday, significant work with “movable furniture” is still required.
Update April 13, 2013
The wood floor for the gym has been completed
Update: March 25, 2013
The BPCA board meeting on March 26th will likely result in the approval of the new Asphalt Green contract, and the announcement of the opening date near June.
Update March 24, 2013 Progress with the basketball court walls is proceeding, making a completing date in April very likely, and a full opening in June quite feasible. This would be in time for summer camps.
The crucial electrical equipment arrive at the Asphalt Green center. This was holding up other work, as there could be no heater, etc. The repair work should rapidly proceed from here.
Update January 31, 2013
The BPCA will present at the February 5th CB1 meeting (at the Library again), and will likely announce the expected timeline for completion of the Asphalt Green and ballfield repairs.
Update January 30, 2013
The crews are now working on the floors visible through the windows. This is a photo of the basketball court.
Update January 21, 2013
Construction crews were in the lower levels of the community center today, on a holiday, working on the building infrastructure ruined in the flood.
January 10, 2013
The long-awaited update from the BPCA on the status of Asphalt Green posted on January 8, as first correctly reported by Battery Park.TV. Construction has begun once again, and the BPCA is publicly acknowledging that Asphalt Green will be the operator. Also, unlike the ballfields, it seems that a lengthy RFP will not delay the process, as we first correctly reported. In the photo above, the flood water has now been drained from the pool. This is a mild breakthrough.
(From the BPCA website)
Hurricane Damage Remediation in Progress At Community Center to be Run by Asphalt Green
January 8, 2013
The long-anticipated opening of the community center which will be operated by Asphalt Green was dealt a setback in the flooding aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Construction was virtually completed and the necessary permits and certifications were obtained. Following is a summary of major aspects of damage.
Flood waters flowed through the lower level of the community center and into both swimming pools and the pool equipment room. The pools must be drained and disinfected and two pool circulation pumps and motors must be replaced.
Water also covered the wood flooring in the gymnasium and two other exercise rooms. The wood warped making it unusable and the entire floor needs to be replaced and treated. It also covered rubber flooring in the fitness/exercise area, ruining it beyond repair.
About 20 inches of flood water washed up against the eastern lower level wall of the center. Some of that water got into the interior space causing some staining to walls and stairs. Plaster must be repaired, stains removed and a new “skim coat” applied to walls.
Flood water overwhelmed and broke through the overhead door at the ball field maintenance facility. Damaged slats are being replaced by heavier gauge material than originally used. The electrical switchgear room is located in the cellar level of the ball field maintenance facility. This area took on about 30 inches of salty water as a result of one of the hurricane’s surges. Transformers located in the electrical room were submerged in water and require replacement.
The sub-cellar took on 16 inches of water, affecting the boiler/chiller room. Various equipment for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems were either submerged or exposed to water. Material and equipment needed to be drained, cleaned, repaired or replaced. Damaged insulation, wiring and conduit must be replaced. Restoration of hot water heat exchanges to pre-storm condition is necessary. The center’s laundry facility also is in the sub-cellar. Two washing machines and three dryers are being replaced.
Some work is in progress while BPCA awaits delivery of some material and equipment that had to be ordered. At this time, total duration of the remediation work is not known. Once completed, however, various inspections must be scheduled and passed before required permits and certifications can be obtained.