Funding Fiscal Year:
|2013 – $450,000* |
2014 – $155,000^
|$255,000 – Park Sales Tax |
$350,000 – Rec Services Fund
* Includes a $350,000 mid-year appropriation.
^ Includes a $90,000 mid-year appropriation.
Original budget was $165,000.
Note: Funding for the parking lot improvements came from Annual Roads and Parking.
- Current Plans
- Proposed Preliminary Plans
The City of Columbia and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) entered into a Lease and Memorandum of Understanding on January 29, 2009 whereby MDC will use 18.5 acres in the northeast area of Gans Creek Recreation Area to construct and operate a regional office in exchange for the City of Columbia’s use of the 106-acre Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area for public recreation purposes.
Funding for the conversion of the buildings to activity centers came from the City’s Designated Loan Fund and will be paid back with the lease savings resulting from no longer renting the Stephens Lake Activity Center. Project was approved at the April 1, 2013 Council Meeting.
After researching the history of the property and buildings, staff designated new names for the buildings on the property, as follows:
- Hillcrest Community Center – Former MDC office building
- Moss Building – Former MDC shop
- Waters House (future ranger station) – House at the top of the hill, 2104 Hillcrest Drive
The Hillcrest parking lot expansion, concrete ADA parking spot, and new asphalt parking lots were funded from FY 2014 Roads and Parking.
- FY2014 Mid-Year Appropriation
- Development Project
- Related Council Items:
- An interested parties meetings was held 5-7pm, January 31, 2013 at the former MDC office building, 1907 Hillcrest Drive, Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area.
- An on-line survey for interested parties to submit their comments on the plan was conducted February 7-22, 2013.
- Public input comments from January 2013 interested parties meeting and February 2013 on-line surveyopens PDF file
The HIllcrest Community Center is completed and opened for business on January 21, 2014. The Hillcrest Community Center and the Moss Building were dedicated on August 28, 2014.
|P||Connell Architect||Architectural services for the Hillcrest Community Center and Moss Building||131233||$3,050*|
|P||Crockett Engineering||Engineering services||141054||$4,930|
|M||House of Carpet||Vinyl flooring||140738||$14,320|
|M||House of Carpet||Flooring||140739||$12,584|
|C||Steel Nett, LLC||Computer wiring||140187||$6,625|
|M||Xeta Technology||Ethernet routing switch||141168||$4,171|
|C||Seth Paul Excavating||Water line installation||112234||$7,171|
|C||Richardson Excavation||Demolish Sears house||111103||$2,689|
|C||Dubinski Drywall||Moss Bldg Sheetrock||141796||$9,452|
|M||PS Commercial Play dba Recreation Brands||Playground||141845||$13,699|
|M||CXT, Inc.||Precast restroom||142018||$41,600*|
|P||Wallace Architects||Architectural Services||151368||$7,000|
|C||Leah Woods||Playground Installation||151617||$6,500|
* Amount for this project only
** C=Contract Work; P=Professional Services; M=Materials Only