Update on Wharton Dual Language Academy K-8 bond project

Wharton Dual Language Academy K-8 is receiving a new addition and general renovations of the existing facilities to accommodate 750 to 900 students. The school held its first community meeting in August to gather feedback on preliminary designs for the $35.6 million project.

Plans include a new three-story building addition that would complement and connect to the existing historical building, forming a courtyard for an outdoor learning area. With the addition of the new building, the plan is to take the main entry from West Gray to Columbus Street. The site will make use of space previously dedicated as a Little League field to expand the campus footprint.

Under the current schedule, Wharton would begin construction by the third quarter of 2016, with a target completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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