Construction on the new Mitchell Elementary School is progressing as the concrete foundation and hollow core planks are now complete.
Crews have begun the erection of the structural steel and site paving is nearly complete.
The campus is one of four elementary schools — Braeburn, Mitchell, Scarborough, and Kolter — being rebuilt as a result of damages sustained in 2017 during Hurricane Harvey.
“Although Harvey tested our resiliency, it also created an opportunity for our community to be blessed with a new school for our very deserving students,” Mitchell Principal Elizabeth Castillo said. “We are so eager as we watch the progress of our building. With the foundation being poured, we know that our Mitchell 3.0 will be a beacon of hope as we work to revitalize our community after 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 2017 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 2020.
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