Fort Bend ISD moving forward with construction projects included in 2018 Bond Program (7/25/2019)
FORT BEND ISD (July 25, 2019) – Fort Bend ISD is making steady progress on construction projects included in the 2018 Bond program. During its July 15, 2019 meeting, the FBISD Board of Trustees approved the schematic design for Elementary 52 and a 12-classroom addition at Neill Elementary. The Board also received information from the District’s Design and Construction Department regarding the proposed schematic design for High School 12. The proposed design will be presented for Board approval in August 2019.
Elementary 52 will be located near the Fort Bend Tollway and will be built to accommodate 1,000 students. PBK Architects will oversee construction of the two-story building that will be designed using the same model as Neill Elementary with the additional 12-classroom modifications. The LEED-certified campus will be 127,544 square feet with an overall project cost of $45,751,823 to build. The District plans to open the school in the fall of 2021.
Upon Board approval of the schematic design of High School 12, the District’s project team will move forward with the design development, construction documents, bidding and contract negotiations. The school will be located off Hwy. 521 in Rosharon, south of Heritage Rose Elementary and east of the Ferndell Center for Learning, and will be designed to serve 2,800 students. The two-story, LEED-certified building will be 485,000 square feet with an overall project cost of $180,973,879. DLR Group will oversee construction of the new high school, which is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year.
While the District is making progress toward the construction of new schools, it is also moving forward with plans to accommodate the growing student population at Neill Elementary. The Board approved a construction services agreement with Webber Commercial Construction, LLC for a 12-classroom addition. The construction cost for the addition is $4,964,374 and will provide additional space for approximately 260 students.
“With the 2018 Bond in full swing, we look forward to delivering beautiful schools that are state of the art, energy efficient and will meet our students’ needs for the next 60 years,” said FBISD Chief Operations Officer Oscar Perez.