Riverdale High School in Fort Myers, Fla., is slated to receive major improvements.
The $45 million project will address the Lee County school district's growing enrollment, reports Lehigh Acres Citizen.
Project plans call for a new science building and a new gym. Classrooms and offices will be renovated, and the kitchen and cafeteria expanded.
“Our goal is to get rid of the portables and build the science building," said district spokesperson Rob Spicker.
The new gymnasium and locker room facility will be southwest of the existing school building. The existing gymnasium will be repurposed.
In addition, the district plans to upgrade science classrooms that do not meet modern standards, install new fire sprinklers and plumbing and improve the school's sewer system.
The project is scheduled to take two years. Revenue raised by a half-cent sales tax is helping to pay for the improvements.
BSSW Architects is the architect.