The Township’s Community Park will soon see construction of a new ADA-accessible prefabricated restroom facility, among other improvements. The new restroom is being constructed near the children's playground. The restroom project is part of the Township’s ‘Park Renovation Project,’ which will also include the installation of shade trees and new landscaping.
During phase one of the restroom project, site work will begin and a public sewer and a public water system will be installed in the park by the general contractor, Eagle Contracting, Inc. Electrical upgrades will also be performed by the electrical contractor, Lenni Electric to accommodate the new restroom facility as well as future upgrades to the park.
“Phase one of the project is scheduled to begin next week and should be completed by early December,” said Township Manager Scott Swichar. The low bidders on the project: Eagle Contracting and Lenni Electric were both awarded construction contracts over the summer by the Township’s Board of Supervisors after a public bidding process.
The Township also purchased a 12’X21’ prefabricated ADA-accessible restroom building from OldCastle Infrastructure through the Pennsylvania Costars purchasing program. The restroom will feature a separate handicap accessible men’s room and ladies’ room with two stalls in each room. During the second phase of the restroom project, scheduled to begin in December, the building will be shipped as a singular modular unit to the Township’s park, lifted into place by a crane and final utility connections will be made.
During construction, there should be minimal disruption to park users and the playground is expected to remain open.
The new restroom building should be completed by the end of December (weather permitting).
The general construction cost is $144,683, electrical upgrades are $22,542 and the cost of the prefabricated restroom building is $166,594.
The funding for installation of the public sewer/water and the restroom facility are coming from a $125,000 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Greenways Trails and Recreation program, a $84,500 grant from the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program, and a $7,500 grant from PECO Green Region Program (tree installation project). The remainder of the project will be funded by the Township’s Park and Recreation Fund.
The Township will provide updates as the project moves forward!
Pictured: A rendering of the new restroom building at East Fallowfield Township, set to begin construction this Fall.