Phase One includes seismic mitigation and strengthening to the Community Theater itself as well as the adjoining Florence Schwimley Little Theater. Additionally, the classroom wing of the building (known as the “A Building”) will undergo major renovations. These renovations will address accessibility and safety as well as improve the educational spaces that are currently used for various performing arts classes and a visual arts class.
The seventeen classes affected during construction would temporarily meet in portables.
After community input, preliminary design approval will go to the School Board in early 2019. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2020.
Background: The Community Theater, Florence Schwimley Little Theater, and ‘A’ Building were constructed in the 1940’s and need seismic improvements and renovation to improve accessibility and usability. Currently, there is money allocated from the Measure I School Facilities Bond to fund the first phase of the project. Any major changes to the seating and interior of the two theaters would be part of phase two and require a new revenue source, possibly from a new facilities bond.
Project Manager: Van Pelt Construction Services
Construction Scheduled to Begin: Summer 2020
Proposed Completion Date:
Project Phases & Timeline:
Phase 1: Seismic mitigation of Community Theater and Florence Schwimley Little Theater; Reconfiguration of classrooms adjacent to the theaters in the ‘A’ Building. See architectural renderings below.
Phase 2: TBD
Architect: CAW Architects
Funding: Measure I of 2010 Facilities Bond
Budget: $38,000,000 (Phase 1)
Architectural Renderings of Proposed ‘A’ Building Renovations