Work has begun at Mitchell Elementary School, where abatement is underway, and demolition is soon to start.
The campus is one of four elementary schools — Braeburn, Mitchell, Scarborough, and Kolter — being rebuilt as a result of damages sustained last year during Hurricane Harvey.
Mitchell’s $23 million facility will accommodate about 750 students. The two-story 91,300-square-foot-building will feature open, brightly colored learning spaces, large windows, abundant natural light, and extended learning spaces throughout the building for individual and group collaboration.
HISD trustees voted in December to rebuild the schools after facilities assessments found significant property damage, as well as a strong need to raise the elevation of the buildings to prevent potential future flood damage.
The construction projects — which call for each school to be demolished and rebuilt at its current site — are being managed by Construction Manager at Risk Satterfield & Pontikes Construction.
Following the storm, Mitchell was temporarily relocated to the former Codwell Elementary School, where they will remain until their new facility opens in early 2020. Follow @Build_HISD on Twitter for the latest updates on the 2012 Bond Program and school construction across the district.