Facilities Update for December 2016

Progress continues to be made on new facilities in Highland Park ISD.  Much of the foundation for the new elementary school near Northwest Highway has been poured and the steel frame for all floors is being installed. In addition, the contractor has started work on installing a larger storm sewer to resolve water run-off issues in the neighborhood.

Below are recent photos from the site:
Plans for the new University Park Elementary School are taking shape. The new design will incorporate some of the school's existing features (including the frontispiece surrounding the current front door) and provide significantly more active green space for students and the community. All classrooms and common areas, such as the cafeteria and gymnasium, will be larger, there will be underground parking for staff and the school's exterior facing Amherst will be a vast improvement over what is there currently.
Below are initial renderings of the plans for the new University Park Elementary School:
Lovers Lane entry
Amherst Avenue entry

Planning for Armstrong's renovation is well under way. The next step is to begin schematic design. Proposed drawings of the renovations will be available in the spring.

Groups from both the intermediate/middle school and high school have been working with architects throughout the fall on expansions at both facilities. The plan is for construction to begin in the fall of 2017.

Work on relocating the Seay Tennis Center from its current location to the area behind the student parking garage is scheduled to begin in May. Once completed, work will begin on the new multi-sport building in place of the current Seay Center.
For updates on the progress of the facilities program, please visit: www.hpisd.org/facilities