Renovations at Gosinski Park are moving ahead in Plymouth

Despite a delay due to supply issues, renovations at Gosinski Park are still moving ahead. Vinnie Klimas, chair of the Plymouth Housing Authority said in April that construction for accessibility improvements at the senior housing units would begin in May. The timetable has now been moved to Aug. 1. The construction will see units renovated in two “clusters” of five units at a time. During this renovation, residents will be temporarily relocated to 12 empty, “idle capacity” units that are maintained for this purpose. Klimas has said that the state will reimburse these costs. Klimas said that getting to the point where construction is ready to begin on this project took seven-and-a-half years of filling out the required paperwork. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony in the near future to celebrate this effort coming to fruition. When the project first went out to bid, Klimas said, bids came back “way over budget.” The second time it went out to bid, the lowest bid from PAC Group LLC, of Torrington was still $800,000 over budget due to increased materials costs resulting from the pandemic. However, Klimas said, the state covered the $800,000 to allow the project to move forward.

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