March construction: College Place High School

The groundwork phase of construction is ongoing at the future College Place High School.

The groundwork phase of construction is ongoing at the future College Place High School. Photo by Brenden Koch.

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What: The new College Place High School is being built in a five-phase project.

Details: “We’re building 60,000-square-feet between the Sager building (formerly Meadowbrook) and the old Sager gym,” said College Place School District Superintendent Tim Payne.

The school will include a new gym, band and choir rooms, special education, life skills, food service, library/media room, commons, a stage, student stores and concessions, high school administration office, classrooms, science labs and a TV studio in the new section. The Sager gym will be remodeled.

“The carpet is coming out, there will be a new gym floor, a wood floor going in, and new bleachers. Everybody is asking about the carpet coming out,” Payne said.

The complex will also include four tennis courts, a bus area, maintenance building, a football field with rubberized track and new baseball and softball fields.

Timeline: Ground was broken in November 2013. The whole project is expected to be completed by December 2015.

“We’re doing a lot of earthwork right now,” Payne said — infrastructure, foundations and footings.

General contractor: Leone & Keeble Inc. of Spokane.

Project manager: CSG Construction Management Group of Pasco

Architect: Architects West of Coeur d’Alene

Permitted cost: A bond was passed in 2012 for $38.5 million to construct the high school and the new Davis Elementary School as well as renovate Meadowbrook.

“We are getting a ton done for the money,” Payne said. “We’re doing exactly what we said we would do. Our school board has done an exceptional job and continues to work tirelessly.”

For more information: Click here for floor plans, a site view and a live webcam of the construction site.

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