PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The City of Peekskill will have a new general contractor on the first phase of the city's major waterfront redevelopment project after the originally selected group backed out, city officials said.
The city approved Con-Tech Construction Technology of Yorktown Heights on Monday night during the council's regular meeting, according to a press release from the city.
Con-Tech will take the lead on the project after Eastern Excavation, Inc., notified city officials that the company "wished to withdraw its bid following 'mistakes' made in its proposal," according to the press release.
In total, six contractors placed bids ranging from $4.3 million on the high end with Con-Tech submitting the second-lowest bid of $3.29 million. Project funding comes from a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and Empire State Development, according to the release.
“We’re thrilled to be moving forward with the project within our original timeframe and budget,” said Anthony Ruggiero, Peekskill’s City Manager, in the release. “Preparation is now underway to prepare the site for construction, bringing us one step closer to improving the city’s waterfront for the enjoyment of residents, businesses and visitors.”
The redevelopment project plan calls for an elevated walkway, pedestrian bridge, and multi-use trailways, according to the release.
“Con-Tech comes highly recommended,” City Engineer Brent VanZandt informed the Common Council at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting, according to the release, adding that the New York State Department of Transportation reported they were pleased with the firm’s work on a recent complex project.
Peekskill Landing construction is expected to take approximately one year.