The Cherokee County Capital Projects has a staff of two:
- Bill Echols, AIA, Director, and
- Jud Martin, Project Manager.
Over the past seven years, Capital Projects has been responsible for the delivery of more than $110.0 Million of major capital improvement programs and projects for the management of outside architects & engineers, planners, landscape architects and general contractors & construction managers; utilizing multiple project delivery methods: design-bid-build, design/build and program management.
Working closely with the Cherokee County Recreation & Parks Agency, representative programs and projects include:
- The $100.0 Million Recreation & Parks Capital Improvements Bond Program: In accordance with the project statement of the November 2008 Park Bond election, the County-wide Park Bond Program included more than thirty-five separate construction projects.
Representative projects include the new $20.0 Million Aquatic Center: indoor 50-meter competition pool & 25-yard warm-up pool, with outdoor recreational swim park; and new active city and county parks, including the recently completed Veterans Park, and the new Patriots Park, the new baseball complex off Univeter Road and the new Badger Creek soccer complex off Blalock Road, and new parks for the cities of Ball Ground, Nelson and Holly Springs. For the city of Woodstock, projects included the construction of more than five miles of 10-foot wide concrete trails, elevated wooden boardwalks and prefabricated steel bridges.
Major park features include new artificial turf miracle-league baseball and multi-purpose fields, new sports lighting, and many new or renovated concession and toilet facilities. Renovations and improvements for baseball fields, multipurpose fields, parking and concession and toilet facilities were also made at existing county parks: Barnett, J. J. Biello, Riverside, Blankets Creek, Dwight Terry, Sequoyah, Waleska, Hobgood and others.
Working closely with the Cherokee County Fire & ES Department, representative projects include:
- The new $5.5 Million Cherokee County Fire & ES Training Center: Training Tower, Burn Building, Apparatus Garage and driving training course.
- The $6.5 Million program for three new prototypical design Fire Stations: 2 and 3-bay vehicle garages and 8 to 12 individual bunk rooms, kitchen, offices, workout room and toilet & locker facilities. The Prototypical design has also been accepted and approved for use as new stations are built for replacement of other existing stations and as new fire districts are established.