By Mara Knaub | Yuma Sun
Failing to nab federal transportation grants, some Yuma City Council members are questioning whether the city should switch gears away from a proposed multimodal transit center and consider other uses for the historic Hotel Del Sol.
The debate came up during the Sept. 16 meeting as the council considered awarding a contract for design-build services for the proposed Hotel Del Sol Multi-Modal Transportation Center to CORE Construction of Phoenix.
With council’s approval, the city awarded the $1.02 million contract to CORE for the preconstruction services phase of the project. The work in the preconstruction phase includes environmental, structural and architectural studies as well as architectural and engineering design.