Monday, August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013 Referendum Update

Removal of Buildings As most of you have noticed, the removal of houses and buildings on the property adjacent to the elementary school is an indication that we are in the very early stages of preparing the site for the elementary expansion. Final Acquisition of Properties On Friday, July 26 the school district closed on the Bolchen (Apartment) property. The closing starts the clock on the state-statute required 90 day grace period for any remaining tenants. One expectation of the relocation consultant is to assure that remaining tenants adhere to the requirements set forth by the relocation plan. Closing on the final parcel of land adjacent to the elementary school has yet to be scheduled, however, the goal is to complete this process prior to August 31. Elementary Project Design Development Progress Meeting On Thursday, July 25 members of the administrative and maintenance staff met with a group of architects from SDS and engineers from KJWW. The lengthy meeting consisted of a room by room analysis of the design development plan. District officials identified educational priorities and the entire team worked to correlate the design pictures with the actual structural requirements of the building. In the coming weeks SDS will issue a Design Development Final Review Set that includes data sheets for each room and drawing sets for each discipline. The Board of Education will review the set and follow up with questions/comments. Once changes are made, the final set will be approved. SDS will then move into the Construction Document Phase. Current Floor Plans I included updated versions of the new Elementary and Middle/High School Floor plans. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or any other feedback related to either design.




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