Published: May 25, 2010
“Cho-ie” Renovation Details Nearly Complete
Contracts to be Finalized by Month’s End
Kamanza-cho “Cho-ie” Renovation Project, 3rd Meeting
The third meeting of the Kamanza-cho “Cho-ie project convened on May 23
(Sun) at 7:00 pm. In attendance were members of the NPO Kyomachiya Council --
which has general oversight over the entire “Cho-ie” Project -- Kamanza-cho
representatives, as well as Mr. Hirohisa Fukiage and Ms. Akari Nishii from the
Kyoto Center for Community Collaboration (KCCC), which is responsible for dispensing
subsidies from the World Monuments Fund (WMF). The first order of business was
to confirm their three-party memorandum and include tax-related issues in the
discussions that took place. Also present were Mr. Ryoichi Kinoshita, Mr. Shohei
Oshita, and Mr. Yasuhiro Uchida from the Kyomachiya Architects.
The Kamanza-cho representatives were Mr. Taka’aki Morimura, Mr. Eiji Yoshida,
Mr. Masaharu Inoue, and Mr. Akira Hasegawa.
Project Team’s 3rd Meeting at Kamanza-cho “Cho-ie”
First, the Kyomachiya Architects a detailed explanation of construction cost cuts.
After much deliberation to minimize air conditioning requirements, exclude furniture
construction, and downsize the annex, total renovation costs were substantially
reduced. WMF subsidy payments, distribution of construction costs and payment
schedules for design fees and construction costs were discussed and the length
of the construction period was reconfirmed.
After another review of the above issues, we plan to finalize design and construction contracts at our next meeting on Sunday, May 30 beginning at 7:00 pm at Kamanza-cho “Cho-ie.” The construction period is scheduled to last from June to October, 2010.
※ Out of a total of US$250,000 (@￥23,000,000) in WMF subsidies, US$170,000 (@￥15,000,000)
has been allotted to Kamanza-cho “Cho-ie” for reconstruction costs. The remaining US$80,000
(@￥7,000,000) will go to other related “Cho-ie” projects.