Streetsboro -- More information about a Route 14 traffic study along with an environmental site assessment and a topographic study, which would include a listing of elevations, should be ready at the Aug. 14 School Board meeting, Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh said.
"There is not very much to report as far as the building projects go," Daulbaugh said at the July 10 Board of Education meeting. "A lot of those surveys and traffic studies are still in the works. I anticipate having a significant amount to report on the building project [on Aug. 14]."
A community informational meeting has tentatively been planned for the first week in August, according to Daulbaugh, adding that an exact date has not yet been determined.
The surveys and community meeting are related to a new high school and stadium that are planned on Route 14 across from Deer Meadow Boulevard. At the Route 303 school campus, the current high school will be renovated to accommodate grades six through eight, and an addition will be built at Campus Elementary School, after the approval of a bond issue in November to build and renovate school facilities.
Wait Primary School and the current middle school will eventually be closed. Henry Defer Intermediate School would not be renovated, but would only serve fourth- and fifth-graders, according to the district's plan.
The traffic study, which began in May, is designed to determine the amount of traffic on Route 14 to and from the proposed high school and stadium. Daulbaugh said the high school site would be surveyed. He said after the boundary work was completed in May, a topographic study would begin.
There also is an environmental site assessment under way, he said, and a soil borings survey, which "will determine how buildable it is and what type of foundation rock is underneath the soil," he said, adding the study will affect the way the facilities are constructed.
Since the Route 14 site is a "hot button topic" with some city officials and residents who preferred to build the high school at the City Park, Daulbaugh said FMD Architects, which is working on the school construction project, advised school leaders that "before we have a meaningful discussion with them [FMD], we felt we needed to gather a lot of information."
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