General Obligation Bond Program Management

JMT (formerly ECM) provided program management services for a series of initiatives on behalf of the City of Las Cruces, NM.


Las Cruces, NM


City of Las Cruces, NM

JMT (formerly ECM International) was the program manager for the City of Las Cruces, NM, on the implementation of its general obligation bond program, four voter-approved initiatives to upgrade and add multiple facilities across the community.

JMT was in charge of all program management activities, including confirming the project scope, grouping projects by type, similar scope, and skill set required for best-value delivery, and verifying the overall program budget. JMT also provided oversight of construction documents, created a master schedule, and validated the different projects’ cost estimates.

JMT negotiated consultant contracts, provided monthly updated information to the City to include in its public information web page, and prepared new owner-architect agreements and owner-design builder agreements with general conditions of the construction contract.

The bond program consisted of several initiatives, such as:

Animal Service Center – The 20,300 SF main building included a new surgical suite, administrative office space, required accessory functional areas, and housing for 250 cats, while an additional four buildings could house 600 dogs. Coordination was required with the programming, design, and construction of the proposed, separate dog park behind the facility.

Fire Station No. 3 Replacement – The City replaced the existing 50-year-old fire station. The new 12,250 SF station can house up to 10 firefighters at a time, provides space for three large fire trucks, including a ladder truck, and has an outdoor training courtyard, a fitness room, a training tower, and numerous innovative features.

Park and Sport Fields – The City of Las Cruces bond program called for parks, sports courts, and athletic fields to receive repairs, renovations, and rehabilitations throughout the City. The most notable was the master planning, design, and construction of the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex. The new facility is located on a 350-acre parcel of land belonging to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and leased by the City. The 25-acre complex will feature parking lots, a baseball complex, eight pickleball courts, soccer and football fields, and multi-use fields. The park will also include a concessions area and multiple playgrounds.

Other assignments included:
• Unidad Park renovation and rehabilitation
• Apodaca pickleball courts renovation
• Park and sport courts renovations at 14 sites
• Rinconada and Burn Lake dog parks
• New and upgraded walking, jogging and biking trails across the community