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A multi-million dollar project to repair and renovate the oldest portion of the Parkview Retirement Complex is on schedule and moving forward, according to a Fallon County official.

Identified as Parkview 1, the project started when the current residents were relocated during the summer after three Fallon County Commissioners discussed the options during a meeting in July.

The extent of the work to repair the building interior and exterior is scheduled to take up to eight months, Fallon County Commissioner Steve Baldwin said Tuesday.

That is a deadline that it looks like the company involved will be able to keep even after recent concrete work which needed to be done.

“The only problem they had was a concrete pour which didn’t work out,” Baldwin said. “We had to redo that. Other than that, the inside stuff – the power – is getting redone.

“They are getting ready to start putting things back together. They have the sheeting down... the floor … the air ducts running to the air conditioning system. They are still right on task,” he added.

Chad Sutton of SDI Architects + Design in Miles City is the project designer for the more than $2 million renovation and repair project. T.W. Clark Construction of Billings won the bid for the renovation of the oldest section of the Parkview Retirement Complex in February with a $2,062,706 bid.

In addition to addressing problems with water drainage and damage, the contractor’s proposed plan will also be updating the air conditioning, plumbing and fixtures in the 12 apartments in the older Parkview 1 building which was built in the 1980s.

“There was a big delay in getting this project going because of COVID-19. People picked up other work and now we are asking them to come back and start over again in autumn. Their work schedule has shifted out a couple of months (because of COVID-19).”

“The only question mark right now is weather and whether it (the weather) holds out for us or not … and when some of the subcontractors can get started,” he explained.

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