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The Shelby County School Board Thursday voted night to award the construction project for Southside Elementary School to a Louisville company with which the board has worked on previous projects.
Parco Construction Group, LLC, the company who was general contractor on the renovations to convert the old Shelbyville High School into the district offices in 2003, was chosen out of a total of five companies. Parco’s low bid of $14.749 million was just more than a $1 million below the estimate from Harry Dumesnil, the project’s lead architect with K. Norman Berry Architects.
“So we are extremely happy about that,” Dumesnil said.
That cost will pay for the construction of the new school, renovating a portion of the old school and the portion of the road on the campus that runs to Kentucky Street, as well as demolition costs.
Parco’s bid was only for the total construction cost. The total project cost is $19.1 million, which is lower than the original cost of $20.3 million because Parco’s bid came in at less than expected.
Also at the meeting, the board: