September 16, 2019

We have a very ambitious timeline for the renovation and reconstruction of High Point school! The Board of Education authorized funding for schematic design work before the bond vote in order to allow us to pursue a schedule that will result in a return to the facility in the Fall of 2021.  Thank you to all of the High Point, Honey Creek, and Gretchen’s House staff that have provided input into the schematic design process.  At this point in the process, we have outlined core spaces to a level of detail that allows for a preliminary budget estimate.  We were able to review the budget estimates with representatives from the Construction Management and Architectural teams this past week.  The Construction Management team expressed appreciation for how far along the architectural plans are and noted that the level of details yields better cost estimates.  The good news is that the estimates are in line with available funding without having to make any major changes to the core blueprint.  While there is still a lot of work to do, we are on a positive trajectory and will transition into the “Design Development” phase of the project where the work gets much more detailed.