Central Valley School District says construction is well underway on its Selkirk Middle School project, and work is set to begin this spring on two more projects.
Jay Rowell, deputy superintendent at Central Valley School District, says construction of the $27.4 million Selkirk Middle School, which began last April, is expected to be completed this August.
The project includes the construction of an 85,800-square-foot middle school at 1409 N. Harvest Parkway, in Liberty Lake. Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, is the contractor on the project, and ALSC Architects PS, also of Spokane, designed it.
“This is a design, bid, build project with the same floor plan as our North Pines Middle School, which was also designed by ALSC Architects,” Rowell says. “We really liked that design, and using it again has saved time and money, as well as helped to move this project along.”
Rowell says the district also is working on a $29.5 million redesign and expansion of Horizon Middle School, at 3915 S. Pines Road.
The project includes an 8,700-square-foot expansion to the existing middle school, in addition to a complete revamp of the rest of the structure. Students will be moved off-site during construction to leased space in the former University High School building, which is now owned by Valley Christian School.
“We’ve planned to break ground on the project late next month (April),” he says. “Students will attend classes off-site from April through the rest of 2019 and return to the remodeled school when it opens in fall 2020.”
Rowell says LK Clark Group, of Spokane Valley, a joint venture of Leone & Keeble Inc. and T.W. Clark Construction LLC, is the contractor on the project, and NAC Architecture, of Spokane, designed it.
He says the other major project the district plans to begin this year is the $102 million Ridgeline High School, at 20150 E. County Vista Drive.
ALSC is designing the project.
“This project will have two phases, the first being an early site package that includes grading and road construction,” he says. “The first phase will go out for bids this month, and … we could begin construction this summer.”
Rowell says the remainder of the project, which will include construction of the school building, is set to go out for bids this summer.
“This will be a 241,500-square-foot building, made for a capacity of 1,600 students,” he says. “Ground breaking is planned for August, and construction should be completed by August 2021.”
Marla Nunberg, spokeswoman for the Central Valley School District, says all three projects are funded through the district’s $129.9 million construction bond, which passed in February 2018. The district also will receive state matching funds for the projects.
“With the 2018 bond, we have plans to open one new school each year up to 2021, starting with Selkirk Middle School this fall,” Nunberg says.
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