If all clubs were available at a certain time on a specific week, it would not take that long. However, it is summertime and people are scattered. Clubs may want to inventory their items, decide what they really need to keep, pack and protect items and figure out where they will store them. We want to give them ample time. If it gets done faster, that would be good.
Staff continues to have their regular assignments that they are required to do. Removing equipment and furnishings is in addition to their existing jobs. Moving out is more complicated than it first appears. Items need to be inventoried, sorted for keeping or discarding, protected and packed, and then moved out and stored. We are trying to keep some assets like some audio-visual items rather than replace them. This takes coordination with the architect and contractor. In addition, staff are trying to squeeze in their vacations during the summer months. We will try to speed the process, but we would rather allow for the added time.
We will make adjustments to the schedule as more complete information is received. These adjustments could move the closure date out if it is determined that the permits or construction has been delayed. Proposals from the General Contractors are due May 17.