El Paso, Eastside Sportspark . . . . .
EL PASO, Texas — County Commissioners officially hired a new architect on Monday to finish and fix the Eastside Sportspark, which is more than two years behind schedule.
Commissioner Carlos Leon said at maximum it will take 279 days to finally complete the project.
In just about 10 months, the county expects the remaining four fields at the park will be finished as well as the club house, restaurant and pro shop.
The county hired Carl Daniel Architects, a local firm.
But the project’s timeframe means another summer baseball season will go by with the park still incomplete.
Disagreements between the previous builder and architect left the park unfinished and unable to attract the type of tournaments it was intended for.
The county will head to trial against the former architects and contractor but a date has not been set.
Leon said the county now has a timeline with the new architecture firm and an end is in sight for the $7.5 million project.
“I’m excited because it should not cost us more than the money was initially set aside for,” Leon said.
The county still needs to go out to bid for a new contractor to do the work.