The $10 million Lake Elsinore Campground Rehabilitation Project is continuing on schedule with approximately $5.3 million of improvements completed or underway including the vertical construction of the community hall and check-in administration building.
The Lake Elsinore City Council received an update on the Campground Rehabilitation Campground Project by assistant city manager Jason Simpson who presented slides of the campground construction work by PlainJoe Studios and staff.
“To date, we have spent approximately $5.2 million,” Simpson said. “The city has been serving in the role of owner-builder for the project using multiple bid sets to accomplish the rehabilitation and installation of improvements.”
He outlined the following improvement that have been completed: RV and boat storage facilities; maintenance building; group camping area and related amenities; wet utilities with sewer and water hookups and utilities in process; dry utilities including electricity hookups in process; demolition and rough grading completed; site development underway and ongoing and the community hall and check-in administration building underway and going vertical.
He said for boaters and RV owners the storage area is now available. The footings for the community hall have been installed, along with much of the plumbing completed. The entrance kiosk will soon be finished.
He showed a slide of the entire campground area showing that almost all the old pine trees have been removed after dying from the bark beetle invasion, but they have saved almost all the pecan trees, except two that will be replaced.
A video slide showed the cost of the projects completed or well underway as of Jan. 9. They include permit fees, architect and engineering, $749,637; site development phase 1, $454,661; vehicle and pedestrian portals, $113,121; grading and site development, $2,252,238 and buildings, community hall, lift station and restrooms, $1,300,237. Total spent thus far on the project is $5,386,710.