BOE approves cost estimate for Heights High reconstruction and announces 'key meetings' timeline

The May 19 CH-UH Board of Education meeting.

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education approved the design development estimate for the High School Renovation Project at the May 19 board work session. 

The Gilbane & Ozanne construction team that is working on the renovations presented the CHHS Reconstruction Project Design Development Phase estimate, which came in [at] just over $75 million. The board’s approval allows the design team to move forward with next steps. Construction will begin this summer.

Below is a proposed timeline of key meetings that the board has set for the High School Renovation Project. Meetings will take place on Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., at the Board of Education building, with the exception of the June 2 meeting, which will take place in the Heights High Social Room.

June 2: Regular Board Meeting

  • High School demolition and abatement GMP (guaranteed maximum price) approval
  • Delisle Auto-Tech GMP approval

June 16: Board Work Session

  • Sustainability presentation (benefits of green building)
  • Board approval of design development documents

July 21: Board Work Session

  • High School structural, foundations and civil GMP approval

Aug. 18: Board Work Session

  • High School GMP and construction document approval

While Heights High undergoes construction, the Wiley campus will be the temporary high school for two years. The new Heights High will open at the corner of Cedar and Lee roads in August 2017.

Cynthia Barnes

Cynthia Barnes is the public relations liaison in the Communications and Community Engagement Department at Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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