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Yes. New restrooms will be built and additional fixtures will be installed to improve capacity.
Yes. The entire building will be made accessible via ramps and by an elevator.
A new entrance structure will be built between the two wings, creating an enclosed courtyard. The entrance will house the school offices at a central location, which will promote more secure access to the school.
The project will create a new drop-off and pick-up area at the front of the school. Existing parking areas on the north side of the school will be renovated. New parking areas will be installed along the Starlight Lane frontage of the existing stadium.
Yes. Student capacity will be increased to accommodate up to 1,150 students.
The renovation is not scheduled to be complete for three school years. During that time, Chesterfield County Public Schools will evaluate growth in the school attendance zone and be able to better determine if adjustments may be needed.
Construction is anticipated to begin in late Fall 2015 and is expected to span three school years.
Yes. Building improvements will include fire safety measures.
The schools portion of the project is budgeted for $25.9 million. Other county improvement projects are estimated as follows:
The proposed path would be separated from student activity areas, constructed beyond the existing driveway that runs along the south side of the school.
Yes. New lighting will be directional and incorporate shielding technology to minimize glare and adverse lighting impacts on adjacent areas.
The project would not affect the location or use of the stadium. Due to the school site shape and location, the stadium is located adjacent to the Irwindale and Tillers Ridge subdivisions, resulting in noise impacts from occasional stadium events. Events using the stadium public address system are generally limited to football September through November each year on Saturdays and one night per week.
Neighborhoods are selected by criteria developed by the Building Inspections Department. These criteria include: building age, condition of neighborhood, and citizen complaints regarding property maintenance violations. Inspectors will inform citizens in each neighborhood in advance of inspections. Inspectors will then field verify and notify citizens whose properties are in violation of property maintenance and zoning codes. Staff will work with property owners to address particular needs and to work towards compliance.
Items inspected through this program include:
The Neighborhood Enhancement program is aimed at improving areas that would most benefit from inspections, including areas for which the most input or complaints from citizens and county departments has been received. You may contact Barry White, property maintenance division supervisor for the Building Inspection Department, at 804-748-1057, to request that your neighborhood be added. Neighborhoods are continuously evaluated for program eligibility based on factors such as age of housing, extent of rental occupancy and property maintenance violations.
The Building Inspections Department has included Tillers Ridge subdivision and homes along Ruthers Road in the Neighborhood Enhancement program which will be conducted in conjunction with Providence Middle School renovations.
The Capital Improvements Program (CIP) identifies the following schools to be revitalized.
Providence Middle School
Monacan High School
Manchester Middle School
Beulah Elementary School
Enon Elementary School
Matoaca Elementary School
Harrowgate Elementary School
Reams Elementary School
Crestwood Elementary School
New Midlothian Area Elementary School
Ettrick Elementary School
The current project will include several improvements to the A.M. Davis site, but not to the building. Proposed improvements include a new sidewalk along Providence Road; turf, parking, driveway renovation, and new walkways in the play field area; and a trail connection running from Providence Middle School, along the south side of the A.M. Davis driveway, connecting to Providence Road.
Community input is being obtained through a series of workshops. A separate formal survey process is not planned.
Current plans include improvements along Starlight Lane, such as:
The next community meeting will be held on Monday, May 18, starting at 4:30 p.m., in the Providence Middle School cafeteria. This will be an open workshop style meeting, with information / discussion tables by topic, including school improvements and road and sidewalk improvements. The public is welcome to come any time between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and stay as long or briefly as desired.
Yes. This sidewalk project will include pavement and drainage repairs to adjoining road sections.
The project is not anticipated to create additional stadium-related traffic.
There are no current plans to widen roads in the area.
The need for sidewalks along Ruthers Road, as well as other roads in the area, will be evaluated. Any funds leftover from the Providence Road sidewalk project will be applied to additional improvements in the area.
The proposed sidewalk project along Providence Road will terminate south of Midlothian Turnpike and should not encourage students walking in unsafe areas.
The proposed revitalization activities will have different sources of funds, as identified through the county budget.