Site studies lead to timelines--December 1, 2016
In our first blog update, we explained that we will be beginning with the projects at Sparky DiBiasio Stadium and Forest Park because they are locally funded initiatives. The budgets for these projects are separate from the High School and Middle School building projects. Co-funded projects (Middle and High School) take longer to get off the ground because of the structure of state policies and regulations involving the selection of an architect and construction manager.
The first step in building the Early Learning Village at Forest Park is to reconvene the Early Learning Programming Committee. This is an internal committee made up of district administrators from various departments that will work to define the programmatic function of the Early Learning Village. The work of the Early Learning Programming Committee will set the stage for the design committee, which will include members of the community.
In the next few weeks, residents may see activity at the Forest Park site. Several different contractors will be conducting studies including an environmental study, a geo-tech study, and a site survey which will be completed by the first of the year. Once we receive the studies findings, a public bid will be rendered to abate the identified issues in the building. These studies will lead to demolition drawings for the site. The architect will also develop a schedule for the demolition, construction, and renovation from these studies. The asbestos removal is a co-funded part of the project and can take over two months to complete.
We anticipate beginning the demolition process on Forest Park in early spring. Unfortunately, when the demolition process begins, we will lose the ability to host outside groups in the gym, as the site will become a construction zone.
Next week, a few Euclid Schools staff members will visit Streetsboro and Cleveland Heights-University Heights with the project architect, Architectural Vision Group and the Motz Field Group to develop a point of reference. Because of their association with the State of Ohio, we have chosen to work with the Motz Group to provide Euclid contracted state pricing for all work done at the stadium. Watch for “before” pictures to come in our next blog.