Bid to demolish Jacksonville Landing sent to Mayor Curry for approval

General Government Awards Committee votes unanimously to recommend awarding the contract to D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc.

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A $1.074 million bid to demolish The Jacksonville Landing is headed to Mayor Lenny Curry’s desk for final approval.

The city’s General Government Awards Committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend awarding the contract to D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc. of Plant City. 

If Curry accepts the committee’s recommendation, site work could begin 10 calendar days after the city sends the contractor a written notice, according to the bid specifications for the Landing demolition.

D.H. Griffin was one of seven companies that filed bids to tear down the Downtown riverfront shopping mall.  

The committee also voted Thursday to recommend rejecting low bidder Pece of Mind Environmental Inc. of Orlando. The company, which bid $978,200, failed to submit a list of licensed subcontractors as required by the bid specifications.

Griffin was the second-lowest bid, more than $400,000 below the $1.5 million the City Council allotted in March for the demolition.

Only one business remains operating at the Landing — BBVA bank. The city will ask D.H. Griffin to do a phased demolition to ensure the bank can continue normal operations until its vacate date of Oct. 28. The city reached a $450,000 lease buyout agreement with bank officials on June 12.



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