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    Shelby Farms Park Conservancy To Build New Playground and Bridge

    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - The Daily News

    500 Pine Lake Drive
    Memphis, TN 38134
    Permit Amounts: $3.5 Million and $1.8 Million

    Project Cost: $100 million (Phase I)
    Permit Dates: Applied February 2010
    Completion: October 2010
    Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
    Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
    Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC

    Details: The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has filed a pair of building permits with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build a new playground and pedestrian bridge.

    The nonprofit organization that oversees two-thirds of the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park filed a $3.5 million permit for the playground and a $1.8 million permit for the bridge.

    Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC completed the permit applications as the “owner’s representative,” or the local contractor that is overseeing construction of the projects.

    Montgomery Martin project manager Scott Taylor said the company would recommend contractors to the Conservancy board for the projects last week and would announced them this week. Both projects should be completed by October.

    The playground and the bridge fall under the first phase of the Shelby Farms Park master plan, a 20-year plan created and administered by New York-based Field Operations.

    Shelby Farms Park Conservancy communications manager Jen Andrews said a groundbreaking ceremony for the playground will be held today. Field Operations principal James Corner will be on site to lead the festivities, including the unveiling of the playground’s design.

    The bridge groundbreaking will be held in March or April, Andrews said. Andrews said these two initial projects, coupled with the Shelby Farms Greenline, are critical to keep the park moving in the right direction.