The new school will be built on an accelerated construction timeline, so that it will be ready for the start of the 2021-22 school year. […]
The new school will be built on an accelerated construction timeline, so that it will be ready for the start of the 2021-22 school year. The new high school will be built next to the existing school, allowing the existing facility to remain open during the two-year construction period. These plans show that the existing facility will be demolished to make way for new athletic fields and facilities.
The work consists of the construction of an approximately 260,000 sf new high school and associated sitework co-located on the site of the existing J.R. Tucker High School and the demolition of the existing J.R.Tucker High School.
The new high school building consists of a structural system with a combination of loadbearing CMU and steel framing. Interior partitions include CMU, drywall and limited amounts of wood veneer paneling. Flooring includes polished concrete, carpet tile, wood sports and stage flooring and rubber floor tile. Roofing systems include EPDM membrane and pre-finished, standing-seam metal roofing. Building features include kitchen with food service equipment, dining commons, a 3-court gymnasium, 1,100 seat auditorium, library, general classrooms, career technical and technology areas, and administration areas. Site construction includes the construction of a new bus loop and bus canopy and new parking area including all grading, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, site utilities, driveways, paving and sidewalks, fencing, site lighting, signage and landscaping. The site work also includes a methane venting system under the building pad of the new high school. New athletic facilities include a new football stadium with an 8-lane track and synthetic turf field, including grandstands and press box, new concessions building and new fieldhouse.
The construction of the new high school, bus loop and canopy and partial site work and parking areas completed by August 1, 2021. The existing high school will be occupied and remain in operation during the entire period of construction.
The demolition of the existing high school and associated sitework, the construction of the new fieldhouse building, concessions building, football stadium, grandstands, press box and the balance of sitework and parking completed by June 1, 2022. The new high school will be occupied and remain in operation during the entire period of this phase.