Plans for six new or renovated buildings entering final phase

Plans for five new or renovated elementary schools and a new high school are entering the final phase of the design process both on budget and on time, with groundbreakings slated to begin in the spring of 2019.

On October 9, the Upper Arlington Board of Education took action to move the plans for all five elementary schools into the construction documents phase of the design process. During this phase, final drawings and renderings will be prepared so that each construction project can be presented to bidders.  

The design process for the new high school continues on time as well and, pending board approval, will enter the construction documents phase in the next month.

At communitywide meetings in January, residents will be able to take a look at the final designs and renderings for all six projects of the first phase of the community’s master plan. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. at Mountview Christian Church, 2140 Fishinger Road, and 7 p.m. at the high school, 1650 Ridgeview Road.

Community members will also be invited to participate in exciting groundbreaking ceremonies for the first five projects: the high school and Barrington, Greensview, Tremont and Wickliffe elementary schools. A groundbreaking and construction at the Windermere Elementary site will follow a year later. Details for these events will be forthcoming in the new year. 

Tremont Athletic Fields

Since September, high school athletes have been enjoying use of the new turf field behind Tremont Elementary School on the district-owned land adjacent to Northam Park.

“The opening of this field is an exciting first step in the implementation of the community’s master plan,” Chief Operating Officer Chris Potts said. “It provides much-needed athletic space for our teams, both before, during and after construction on the high school site.”

Work is continuing on the site to build a new baseball and softball diamonds that will be home to our varsity teams during construction and will become the permanent home for junior varsity and freshmen teams in the future. In addition, a storage and a restroom facility will also be constructed for the complex. The site is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.

For a full tentative construction timeline, as well as more information on the design process, please visit www.uaschools.org/facilities.

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