John Muir Grounds Improvement Project

John Muir Grounds Improvement Project 2955 Claremont Avenue

The project is to improve the grounds.  The project will also provide a conceptual masterplan of the grounds.  The project is defined by a construction budget of $285,000.  The scope will be defined by the Site Committee and approved by the Board.

Community Meeting to Introduce the Project on October 8th at 6:30 PM at 2955 Claremont in the auditorium

Site Committee will be finalized by the Principal by October 25, 2013.

The role of the Site Committee is to meet with project designers and assist the Principal and inform the project design.   If interested in being on the Site Committee, please submit name, telephone and email to Audrey Amos at 644-6410 by October 11th.   Selected Site Committee members will be notified by October 25th.


Project Design Meetings: 

Site Committee Meeting # 1 – October 29, 2013 at the John Muir auditorium at 6:30 PM.

PURPOSE – Project overview and information gathering

Site Committee Meeting # 2 – November 12, 2013 at the John Muir auditorium at 6:30 PM.

PURPOSE – Alternative review, select preferred alternative


Community Meeting # 2 – November 19, 2013 at the John Muir auditorium at 6:30 PM.

PURPOSE – The purpose of the community meeting is to provide project information to interested members of the public and school community and to solicit input on the proposed project.  Comments will be directed to Site Committee for consideration.  The meeting will include overview of project history and purpose, and presentation and discussion of preferred plan alternative developed with Site Committee input.

Site Committee Meeting # 3 – December 3, 2013 at the John Muir auditorium at 6:30 PM.

PURPOSE – Review of revised plan and Schematic Design following Community Meeting and to prepare recommendation for Board’s consideration.


BUSD Board Review – January 8, 2014

Schematic design is tentatively scheduled to be submitted to the Board at the first Board Meeting in January – either January 8th or January 15th.   The location is planned to be at the new Board Room at West Campus located on Addison Street, just west of the Bonar Street intersection.  The public meeting begins at 7:30 PM.



Schematic Design Board Approval –January 8, 2014

Construction Document completion and Department of State Architect review – March, 2014

Public Bid and Construction – Board Award May 2014.  Construction June – August 2014.



Please contact Chris Sindayen, project manager for Turner Construction with any questions of comments.

Telephone number: (510) 267-8100



BUSD Facilities telephone number:  (510) 644-6066

Si usted desea esta información en español, por favor comuníquese con Isabel Parra al 510-883-5223


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