Milton to Begin Spending on Historic Hopewell House
The City Council is scheduled to consider a construction design bid for what is planned to be the Milton Senior Center on Monday night.
The historic Hopewell House is on its way to renovations for use as a senior center, and Milton City Council is scheduled to select a firm to design and manage the construction on Monday night at their 6 p.m. meeting at City Hall.
The city has offered the historic Hopewell House for the Milton Senior Center. The house dates back to the 1800s, with documentation back to the 1830s, and some evidence for the 1820s.
City staff recommends accepting Wiley & Wilson's bid of $115,500. For that bid, the firm would be expected to:
- Detailed building and site evaluations;
- Architectural programming to include options for the building and site taking into consideration the historic nature of the property;
- Design development drawings and construction cost estimates;
- Architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, historic preservation and interior design services;
- Construction administration services.
The project consists of renovating a historic residential structure which is elgible for inclusion onto the National Register of Historic Places. The city intends to use the building occassionally as an event facility, so construction of a commercial kitchen is included in the design.
"Lastly, a significant amount of work will be needed in order to relocate the entrance driveway and to create approximately ten parking and two handicapped spaces," the request for qualifications state.
The city is receiving $295,000 through Fulton County to fund the renovations.