Mary Lin Elementary’s construction project has run into another delay — this time because the City of Atlanta allegedly lost drawings that were part of the project's building permit application.
A memo to Mary Lin Principal Brian Mitchell from an Atanta Public Schools construction management official put it this way:
The City is requiring a total resubmission for the building permit. According to Hogan Construction, the drawings submitted previously are lost in the permitting office. The City will not accept the second application without these documents.
It’s unclear how far back the permit problem will move completion of the addition portion of the project, which already had slid to July 2014. And it’s unclear how further schedule changes might affect classroom space for the 2014-15 school year. A separate stage of the overall project — renovation and reconfiguration of the existing building — is slated to get underway after the addition is complete.
According to that APS construction management memo:
Hogan is still meeting with their subcontractors to revise the phasing plan and more importantly, we still do not have a building permit in hand. The team is contacting the City Building Department daily.
The original phasing plan indicated phase 1 to start October 21st and phase 2 to start on November 4th. These date slipped because the permit took longer than anticipated. Hogan is revising the schedule based on receiving the [Land Disturbance Permit] on November 13th. The Land Disturbance Permit only allow[s] site work which is the phase 1 work. Based on the date the construction team received the LDP, the July 2014 date probably slipped also. The construction team is working on a worse case phasing plan scenario.