Mountain View Voice

News - December 14, 2012

Measure A classroom project on schedule

by Nick Veronin

Construction of 24 new classrooms at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools is about halfway complete, according to Matt Hannigan, project manager for Kramer Project Development Co., the firm overseeing the project.

"We are on schedule," Hannigan said, adding that the Measure A-funded new classrooms should be finished by the beginning of August 2013, in time for the start of the school year.

Voters approved Measure A, a $41.3 million school bond, in June 2010. An estimated $17.5 million will be spent on the construction of the 24 new classrooms, which will be split evenly across the two campuses. Nine standard classrooms and three laboratory classrooms will be built at each site, according to Joe White, associate superintendent of business for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

Two single-story buildings will be constructed on the Mountain View campus — one group of three labs and another group of classrooms. The buildings will line the northern edge of the campus and face Bryant Avenue.

All 12 classrooms on the Los Altos campus will be contained within a two-story building (pictured above), with three standard classrooms and three labs on the first floor, six standard classrooms on the second floor, and an open-air courtyard with benches in the center. The classrooms will be built in the middle of the campus, abutting the northeastern corner of the football field and the center field fence of the baseball diamond.

Comments

Posted by William Symons, a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

I feel bad for the residents on Bryant in front of the school. With such a large campus behind the school, it seems very thoughtless that the new buildings had to be built on the small but beautiful lawn/tree space, between Bryant and the existing building. The residents now have a front yard in-your-face view of nothing but buildings. Along with the new solar panel project over the parking lot, now blocking the once nice view of the mountains, the district is batting 100% at eroding neighbor's quality of life and property appeal, and most likely value.
Go MVLA


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