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File #: 18-2951    Version: 1 Name: Resolution - A Resolution Determining the Construction Manager-at-Risk Method as Providing the Best Value for the Restoration of the Ralph S. Man Homestead and Barn at 604 West Broad Street
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2018 Final action: 11/12/2018
Title: Resolution - A Resolution Determining the Construction Manager-at-Risk Method as Providing the Best Value for the Restoration of the Ralph S. Man Homestead and Barn at 604 West Broad Street
Sponsors: Shelly Lanners, Lisa Sudbury
Attachments: 1. Resolution
Title
Resolution - A Resolution Determining the Construction Manager-at-Risk Method as Providing the Best Value for the Restoration of the Ralph S. Man Homestead and Barn at 604 West Broad Street

Requested Action
Consider and select a construction delivery method awarding a construction contract for the Ralph S. Man House at 604 W. Broad Street

Recommendation
Approve Resolution

Description/History
The City and Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation (MPFDC) purchased the property in 2013. The City purchased the front part of the property that includes the Man House, the historic barn and other structures. The MPFDC purchased the back portion of the property for a public park. The house was initially constructed by Ralph Sandiford Man, one of the City's founders. As the oldest documented house in Mansfield, and the residence of a person of great importance in the City's history, the Ralph S. Man House has been listed on the National Register. Additionally, the Man House is listed as a high priority on the City's Historic Resources Survey.

Due to its importance, the City Council directed that the house be preserved and that restoration efforts be made with a vision of converting the house and the original log barn into a museum and education center. The 12 acres behind the house and barn that are owned by the MPFDC has been identified as the site for Mansfield’s first dog park. The house and original barn are slated to be rehabilitated in conjunction with the building of the dog park so that both are completed at the same time.

The Man Homestead will offer visitors an opportunity to learn about early life in Mansfield, from Ralph Man's original log cabin inside the house to the original barn, which was constructed in the fashion of the time (for example, the use of wood pegs rather than nails).

TMA-CHA Architects were selected by the City to prepare a Master Plan for the restoration of the historic house and barn. TMA-CHA presented the Master P...

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