Later this year, construction could begin to build a bowling alley inside the annex of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
A Request for Proposals has been issued by the New Mexico Department of Health describing the project as a “fully functional, turnkey, two-lane bowling alley.”
The project must be built to American Bowling Congress and U.S. Bowling Congress standards, and will additionally include sub-lane foundation work, a ball rack and hood, automatic gutter bumper rails, a scoring system and all associated monitors, shoe rack and bowling ball rack.
The 68,000 square foot annex, which cost $26 million to build, was opened two years ago and includes a theater and private rooms.
The larger home itself, located at 992 S. Broadway Drive, was built in 1937, partially with funds from the Works Progress Administration.
The building originally housed the Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children and was modeled on the Warm Springs Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at Warm Springs, developed and used by President Franklin Roosevelt.
The Tingley hospital moved to Albuquerque in 1981. Two years later, the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services opened the veterans home, which is designed for the long term care of veterans.
The deadline for the RFP is February 20.
By Garry Boulard
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