8f. Memo

Waterfront Elevator Modernization

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8f 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting       June 28, 2022 
DATE:     May 24, 2022 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Susie Archuleta, Sr. Real Estate Manager 
Rod Jackson, Capital Project Manager 
Melinda Miller, Director, Portfolio and Asset Management 
SUBJECT:  Central Waterfront Elevator Modernization Project Construction Additional Funding
Request (CIP # C801016) (Short Form) 

Amount of this request:                 $300,000 
Total estimated project cost:          $3,468,000 
Request Commission authorization for the Executive Director to approve additional funding in
the amount of $300,000 for construction completion and closeout of the Central Waterfront
Elevator Modernization project.
The amount of this request is $300,000 for a total estimated project cost not to exceed
The Lenora Elevator project is having challenges that now go beyond what our contingency fund
can cover due to the recent developments on site such as the following: 
• Water Intrusion, Mold and Remediation of the Lenora St. tower mechanical room (Claim
will be made to the City and their contractor Granite) 
• Contractor Turner/Schindler Mechanical room Change Order to refurbish the area back
to normal, (Claim will be made to the City and their contractor Granite) 
• Soft cost increases (Consultant + In-house Staff) due to the longer than anticipated project
• 5-to-10-week delay for elevator equipment for both Lenora and Bell Street elevators. 
This request is to keep the project from being encumbered. Additionally, the following are more
reasons for the request. 
• Staff doesn’t know how long it will take for the damage claim to be processed with
Granite/City and funds returned to the port. 

Template revised April 12, 2018.

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Meeting Date: June 28, 2022 
• Liquidated Damages will be issued to Turner/Schindler for the late delivery; however, it
will still take time to offset the current costs after June. 
• Staff was informed by contractor Turner/Schindler that a 5-to10-week delay is expected
for the elevator equipment. (Beyond our previous anticipated June 24th completion
The Lenora and Bell Street elevators are critical waterfront infrastructure, providing access for
thousands of visitors and residents annually from the Central Waterfront to the Market and
Seattle’s downtown. Both elevators are over 20 years old with critical operating components 
now at the end of their programmed service lives and this project will finally upgrade the
supporting architectural elements of both elevators, consisting of towers, bridges, walkways, and
The project will now be complete in Q3/2022 with Closeout in Q2/2023. 
There are no attachments to this memo. 

Template revised September 22, 2016; format updates October 19, 2016.


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