Roeland Park looking at add storm water detention to prep work for The Rocks former pool site

Roeland Park will add a stormwater detention installation as part of a change to its contract to prep the former pool site, now called The Rocks, for development.

City staff recommended the council approve a change order that would allow Pyramid Contractors to add a stormwater detention facility and additional grading work into their existing contract. Pyramid provided an estimate of $271,500 for installing the stormwater detention facility and $15,800 for grading to connect two parking lots.

Moody said he felt that the pricing Pyramid provided was competitive.

“I personally feel confident that this is the best route,” said city administrator Keith Moody.

The council previously debated between improving the site with a retaining wall or an underground stormwater detention facility. Councilmembers decided on moving forward with the water detention facility since the retaining wall placement could be impacted on what businesses are built on the site, which is still unknown.

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