Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Facility Drainage Repair
2. Project Description (One Sentence): This project completes the repairs to the Nevada State Railroad Museum for damage incurred during the floods of 2017 and mitigates future issues.   
3a. Project Location: County: Carson City
3b. Project Location: City: Carson City
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Railroad Museum
7. Agency contact person: Daniel Thielen
8. Contact phone: 7756876953223
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 3
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 9932
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: This project is in parallel with a previously submitted CIP which focuses on the construction of a all season fire road. This project will design and construct an asphalt pavement fire access road, improvements to the site drainage system and repair of the railroad track turntable. The projects’ drainage construction scope includes widening and riprap lining of the large drainage channel on the south perimeter of the property, deepening of the pond on the west side of the property, deepening of the pond on the west side of the property and regarding of open space north of the property. Landscaping improvements are also included with the project to replace vegetation disturbed by construction.
17. Project Justification: The existing fire access road is unpaved and does not support fire equipment during inclement weather. A usable fire access road is required for this property by the International Fire Code and State Fire Marshal for all weather conditions. Upgrading this road to an all weather surface is critical to providing effective fire protection. A January 2017 flood event overwhelmed the site drainage system and caused significant damage to drainage channels, railroad tracks, turntable, fire access road, Interpretive Center, Restoration Shop and Annex. The drainage study and implementation of the recommendations are critical to mitigate on and off-site storm flows on the museum property. This project has been requested in previous CIPs.
18. Project Background Information: The Nevada State Railroad Museum site includes the Jacobsen Interpretive Center, the Annex building (and extension), Restoration Shop, the Wabaska Depot, the Nelson House, a comfort station, a water tower, and the adjoining park. An asphalt pavement fire access road has been requested in the 2013 and 2015 CIP. This project is in addition to immediate repairs completed in response to the January 2017 flood damages
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
19b. Year existing equipment was installed:
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): During a flood event, there is considerable risk to life and property because the roads become impossible to navigate and fire response and rescue vehicles cannot move freely on the facility. Continued deferred maintenance will increase the risk of catastrophic failure causing significant damage and costs for repair. Further, upon complete failure, the Museum will no longer be able to meet its mission and the public will no longer be able to access this significant part of Nevada’s history.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): This project resolves a longstanding issue and provides a all-season emergency response cooridor (fire road) to all parts of the facility. The fire marshall granted limited approval to the museum’s opening after the flood. A properly engineered and constructed road can eliminate this issue. Flooding can cause mold growth and represents a significant health hazard.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 2021
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? Expiration of FEMA disaster funds
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased): 0
25. Offsite construction: 0
26. On-site Development: 0
27. Utility connection fees: 0
28. Water rights deeded: 0
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment: 0
30. Specialty equipment: 0
31. Data and network equipment: 0
32. Telephone equipment costs: 0
33. Moving: 0
34. Renovation of vacated space: 0
35a. Correction of known deficiencies: 116,594
35b. (describe deficiencies) Drainage ditches remain filled with debris from 2017 flood event.
36a. Any known commitments: 0
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement: 0
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 1,438,500
39. Proposed funding of total project cost: 0
39a. Agency: 0
39b. Federal 87,445.50
39c. State 1,351,054.50
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 1,438,500
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name Maureen Martinez
40b. Phone Number 775-687-1756
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 0
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? Yes
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? No
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF: 0
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 0
59c. Addition SF 0
59d.Total project SF: 0
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Educational
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 10
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 96
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment?
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks):
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 60
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: