On January 4 at 2 p.m., proposals were accepted for abatement and demolition service for the yellow brick section of the Majestic Hotel, located at 101 Park Avenue at the intersection of Central and Whittington avenues in downtown Hot Springs.
Listed below are the firms that submitted proposals for review and rating by city staff. Proposal ratings are expected to be completed later this week.
American Demolition, LLC of Tulsa, OK
D & R, LLC of Crossett, AR
DT Specialized Services, Inc. of Tulsa, OK
Gator Industrial LLC of Joplin, MO
Pollution Management, Inc. of Little Rock, AR
Redline Contractors, LLC of Lowell, AR
Spirtas Wrecking Co. of St Louis, MO
The project scope includes demolition of approximately 70,954 square feet of remaining “yellow brick” building space; abatement and disposal of hazardous materials; salvaging of fixtures and building materials when feasible; removal and disposal of all construction debris; provision of required erosion and sediment control measures; and implementation of security for the buildings and grounds during the contract work.
Budget and schedule are two of the city’s main project objectives, while prioritizing the safety of the surrounding neighborhoods and the general community. The contractor will be held responsible for removing and disposing of all items identified as hazardous materials, including asbestos, mercury, lead and other materials. Removal and disposal is required to be handled in a manner complying with all federal, state and local hazardous materials laws and guidelines. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), long consulted by the city regarding the property’s environmental impact, will continue its involvement throughout the project.
The “yellow brick” portion, constructed in 1886, was a wood frame, five-story structure that was partially demolished under an emergency declaration following a major fire that occurred on February 27, 2014. The “yellow brick” was one of three major portions of the Majestic Hotel site, the others being the “red brick” section and the Lanai Tower and Suites. Following inaction by the property owner regarding issues including multiple code violations and removal of the remaining rubble, the City of Hot Springs acquired the entire 5.1-acre Majestic Hotel site through a real estate purchase agreement on August 25, 2015.