FARMINGTON -- City leaders have approved a consultant to provide engineering services for the $250 million Station Park project.
The city council recently voted 5-0 to approve a professional services agreement with Caldwell Richards Sorenson to provide engineering services related to the Station Park project.
Of immediate concern is the design of a traffic sign for Park Lane, which officials hope to have installed by May, when stores are scheduled to open in the project.
The contract with CRS is broken into four components; field survey and design services for the traffic signal at Park Lane and Station Park Road; Park Lane capacity improvements; inspection services for the traffic signal at Park Lane and Station Park Road and inspection services for the Park Lane capacity improvements.
The total costs for all of the services are estimated at $44,000.
CRS was one of three firms to bid for the project.
Harmon's is the first store set to open in the mega-project, with the Utah-based grocer planning to open on May 1.
Other stores are expected to open shortly thereafter, including a 55,000-square foot Cinemark theater complex.
CenterCal, the project developer for Station Park, is one of only five retail development joint venture partners of the California State Teachers Retirement System.
Craig Trottier, vice president of development for CenterCal, said construction of another 200,000 to 300,000 square feet of retail space also began in October 2010. That work will also have a May 1 deadline, he said.
The balance of the Station Park project, including the village aspect and lifestyle center, is due to begin by May 1.