The final cost is now known for the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion.
The pavilion cost about $5.53 million, putting it $14,500 above budget, according to the city's latest budget summary.
Most of that money—$4.8 million—came from the city's general fund.
Western Alta Construction received $4.34 million for their work. The construction company requested almost $600,000 in change orders throughout the construction of the pavilion. Change orders change the scope and cost of work agreed to in a contract, and typically raise the cost of public projects.
Western Alta's original contract with the city to build the Pavilion was $3.74 million. Eleven change orders increased that contract to $4.34 million.
The construction company listed seven causes for change orders. They included:
- Unexpected tree removal
- Asbestos abatement in a storm drain
- Discovery of an unconnected waste line from a dive pool that caused flooding
- Sewer and water installation improvements for Casta del Sol mandated by the Rancho Santa Margarita Water District
- Various special electrical accomodations and modifications
To read the full budget summary, click on the PDF file attached to this story.