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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The South Kingstown Town Council has approved a budget of $392,450 for the beginning phases of constructing a new and much-needed community recreation center, a project that has been in the works since 2004.
After a rigorous interview and selection process, the town has chosen Brewster Thornton Group Architects of Providence for the architectural and engineering design services for the project. The project will be a three-phase implementation with a contingency of $18,000 for per-diem inspection.
Director of Leisure Services Theresa Murphy explained the selection process the board used for choosing Brewster Thornton. Murphy informed the council that there were originally 12 bid proposals for the project from firms both in and out of state. The recreation commission narrowed the potential firms down to four finalists. Qualifications for choosing the firm included familiarity and experience with athletic facilities, whether the firm understood what the town was looking for, and which firms had specialty architecture firms as sub-consultants to work with on the project.
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