Norman City Council will consider design contract for animal welfare center

A Kansas architectural firm is being considered for a contract to design a new animal welfare center in Norman. City council members will vote on the contract Tuesday night.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: June 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm •  Published: June 26, 2012

City council members Tuesday will consider approving a contract with a Kansas architectural firm to design a new animal welfare center.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building's council chambers, 201 W Gray St.

Tevis Architectural Group, of Lenexa, Kan., was the top-ranked respondent to a call for proposals for the $402,000 design contract, City Manager Steve Lewis said.

If a contract is approved, the firm would design an expansion and renovation of the city's animal shelter at 3428 Jenkins Ave., increasing space from 5,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.

Voters approved a $3 million, five-year general obligation bond issue in November to fund the renovation and expansion project.

The proposed contract with Tevis calls for design and bidding services to be completed in 10 months or less.

Construction is expected to take about 10 months.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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