Kirkland Terminates Contract with Juanita Beach Park Contractor for Non-Performance

Contractor unable to complete renovation project

Due to the failure to complete the renovations of Juanita Beach Park, the City of Kirkland has terminated its contract with DMSL Construction, Inc. (Arlington, WA). The contractor was required to complete the renovation project by June 1 but was unable to do so.

“The City is as disappointed as the community about the lack of performance that has resulted in a family-favorite park not being opened yet,” notes Jenny Schroder, Director, Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department. “We were given plans and repeated assurances that the work would be completed on time and unfortunately the contractor did not deliver on its promises.”

The City entered into a contract in March, 2010 for $1.18 million for the contractor to complete improvements to the southern portion (beach side) of Juanita Beach Park. Construction began in May, 2010. The contractor was only compensated for actual work which it completed in the park, and the project remains within budget.

The City will bring on a new general contractor to complete the remaining construction tasks required to reopen the park as quickly as possible this summer. For project updates, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/parks and select Park Planning & Development or contact Michael Cogle, Interim Deputy Director, Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department at 425-587-3310 or mcogle@kirklandwa.gov.