Heights High architects to present latest design March 24

The design team working on the Cleveland Heights High School renovation project will present the latest high school design drawings to Board of Education (BOE) members on Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., at the BOE work session meeting at the Delisle Options Center. The board encourages comments and questions from the community following the presentation.

The meeting also will feature renderings of the proposed gateway building and rear portions of the new high school. The gateway building will serve as an entryway into the athletic field and stadium at the high school. In addition, the design team will update the board on the overall project budget.

The high school project is still in the design development phase—the phase where the architects and engineers prepare drawings and other presentation documents to crystallize the design concept and describe it in terms of architectural, electrical, mechanical and structural systems, and the overall budget cost.

The design development floor plans and project estimate will be submitted to the board for approval on Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., at the regular BOE meeting at the Board of Education office.

After completion of the design development phase, the architects will move into the contract document phase. This will include completing the final details of the design and preparing the necessary documents so that contractors can bid on the work. 

Bidding will be in phases:

  • The first bid package will include demolition and site work. It is scheduled to be approved by the June 2 board meeting.
  • Additional bid packages will follow during July and August.

Construction at the high school site will start immediately after the school year ends in June. A renovated Heights High is scheduled to open at the corner of Cedar and Lee roads in summer 2017.

Angee Shaker

Angee Shaker is director of communications for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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