10 bidders vie for Old Town Dock project

The City of Tacoma has received 10 preliminary bids from contractors interested in working on a project that will bring site improvements and a new public restroom to an area near Old Town Dock.

The project budget is estimated at $260,000. A pre-bid meeting was held at 10 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 3. The deadline to submit bids expired at 11 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 17.

The preliminary bidders include Nordland Construction NW (Nordland, Wash.) — $262,000; Bershauer Construction, Inc. (Olympia, Wash.) — $237,609; Lincoln Construction, Inc. (Spanaway, Wash.) — $242,905; Westmark Construction (Tacoma, Wash.) — $336,691; Rod McConkey Construction, LLC (Olympia, Wash.) — $218,777.83; T Miller Construction (Auburn, Wash.) — $303,700; Pease & Sons, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash.) — $254,548; Durels Construction & Management, LLC (Tumwater, Wash.) — $231,355; Jody Miller Construction (Tacoma, Wash.) — $281,000; and Pease Construction (Lakewood, Wash.) — $249,750.


Tacoma’s once-crumbling and shuttered 141-year-old Old Town Dock, located at 2123 Schuster Parkway, was closed to the public in the summer of 2008 for a variety of safety reasons, including a deteriorating deck and structural deficiencies. The dock re-opened last May following a major renovation.



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Todd Matthews is editor of the Tacoma Daily Index and recipient of an award for Outstanding Achievement in Media from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for his work covering historic preservation in Tacoma and Pierce County. He has earned four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including third-place honors for his feature article about the University of Washington’s Innocence Project; first-place honors for his feature article about Seattle’s bike messengers; third-place honors for his feature interview with Prison Legal News founder Paul Wright; and second-place honors for his feature article about whistle-blowers in Washington State. His work has also appeared in All About Jazz, City Arts Tacoma, Earshot Jazz, Homeland Security Today, Jazz Steps, Journal of the San Juans, Lynnwood-Mountlake Terrace Enterprise, Prison Legal News, Rain Taxi, Real Change, Seattle Business Monthly, Seattle magazine, Tablet, Washington CEO, Washington Law & Politics, and Washington Free Press. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications. His journalism is collected online at wahmee.com.