The Boulder Valley (Colorado) District has begun construction of a 76,000-square-foot replacement building for New Vista High School.
The Boulder Daily Camera reports that the $47.2 million project will replace the aging New Vista facility on the existing campus. The building was constructed in 1952 as Baseline Junior High School, the district says.
"The building has aged to the point where the cost to repair and renovate was significant enough that it makes more financial sense to replace the school rather than continue to invest in a worn out, outdated building," the district says on its website.
The plan is for New Vista students to remain at the existing building while the new one is under construction.
Funds for the construction project come from a $350 million bond issue that voters approved last year.
The new facility will have improved energy efficiency and reduced ongoing maintenance costs, as well as a modern performance space and auditorium, outdoor learning spaces and flexible learning spaces.
The goal is to move students to the new building in the 2024-25 school year.
The architect is MOA, and the contractor is Adolfson & Peterson.