Presentation on theme: "North Saanich Middle School North Saanich Middle School Agenda Background from Previous Meeting History of Project Replacement or Upgrade School Site."— Presentation transcript:
North Saanich Middle School
North Saanich Middle School Agenda Background from Previous Meeting History of Project Replacement or Upgrade School Site Preliminary Design and Costing Ministry Approvals to Date School Site and Layout Traffic Study Servicing from North Saanich Next Steps Feedback to the Board of Education
Previous Public Meeting Held February 14, 2006 Reviewed background on replacement versus renovation and site placement options Feedback supported replacement of the school Petition received February 20, 2006 supporting the replacement of the school on the property off John Road
Capital Budget Government establishes a three-year capital plan which provides project funding for new schools, replacement or renovation of schools and site purchases All 60 school districts submit projects which are then prioritized by the Ministry of Education for support within the budget Some criteria that will assist in being rated higher are: School consolidations Community sharing/partnership School districts providing some of the funding from the proceeds of sale of older sites Age and facility rating of the school
Will the proposed replacement school increase school taxes? NO. As the project is approved within a fixed capital budget total, the taxes are already set on that amount and the project will not increase the amount of dollars being raised from school taxes. If school taxes changed, it would be a result of the Province deciding to fund a different amount of their budget from school taxes or changes in assessed value of the taxpayers home. If Saanich does not build the replacement school, those resources would be re-allocated to another project elsewhere in the province.
History of Project As part of a three-year capital plan for public schools, Government approved the renovation and/or replacement of North Saanich Middle School in the 2006/07 funding year This project was one of 11 approved for the entire province in that year August 2006 – Provincial projects deferred due to rising construction costs January 2007, reapproved to proceed to Project Agreement in March Ministry Independent Review Team
Approval Process Feasibility Study: Phase 1:Establish the Project Scope – Renovate or Replace Phase 2:Establish the Site & Budget for the Project Project Agreement between the Province and the School District which sets out the particulars of the project for which the School Board will be held accountable
Renovate or Rebuild The first step in the feasibility study was to determine if the best option was to renovate the existing school or to demolish the school and start again December 2005 – Chang Holovsky Architects and Advicas Group, Quantity Surveyors determined that the cost to renovate the school would be approximately 92% of the cost for new On a Life Cycle cost comparison basis, the lower operating costs for a new school would pay back in less than 5 years time The recommendation at Phase 1 was to demolish the school and build a new one on the John Road site
Existing Site Where Have We Come From ? Chang-Holovsky Architects Inc.
Existing School Site Chang-Holovsky Architecture Inc.
Site Analysis Chang-Holovsky Architects Inc.
Ministry of Education Review 2008 Ministry External Review Supported: Replace school on the existing John Road sports field (Alternative 4) 400 grades 6 to 8 student capacity Proceed with Feasibility Study & Rezoning But Ministry of Education Requires: New site development costs are to conform to Local Government Service Charge and Bylaw Requirements of Provincial Government. Including application of some proceeds from the Land Sale of the Existing School Site on Resthaven Drive.
Provincial Zoning & Bylaw Requirements Focus on services to school: –Utility connections to site or building, sewer service area costs, parking, on-site roads, access / egress, bus drop-off, perimeter sidewalks Not Supported: –Road upgrades, streetlighting, curbing, excess capacity or extended trunk services
Existing Site Features
School Building Sites
What Have We Been Doing? A School-Based Advisory Committee is Working with the Architect on a Schematic Design Chang Holovsky Architects Inc
Traffic Impact Assessment Boulevard Transportation Group Recommendations: Separation of Parking, Pedestrians & Buses Bus Drop-off Zone at School Frontage Lay-by On-street Parking on both MacDonald and John Road with 15 minute parking limits New Bicycle Path and Mid-Block Pedestrian Crosswalk with Flashing Warning Lights New 4-Way Stop at MacDonald Park & Resthaven Drive
Boulevard Transportation Plan One-Way Entry from MacDonald Park Road for Buses Only Parking Lot Access at John Road Pedestrian Separations Frontage Roads - 15 minute Pick-up / Drop Off Zone 4-Way Stop & School Crosswalks
3 rd party certification program Internationally recognized benchmark for design, construction & operation of high performance buildings certified – silver – gold – platinum Integrated/whole-building approach to sustainability Recognizes performance in 5 key areas of human and environmental health: LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED 1.Sustainable sites 2.Water efficiency 3.Energy efficiency 4.Materials selection 5.Indoor air quality
Project Features Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Gold Standard Alternative Transportation Geothermal Heating Superior Indoor Air Quality Stormwater Green Treatment Systems Recycling Content
School Schematic Site
Lower Level Plan
Upper Level Plan
Where To Next? Application for Development Servicing & Sanitary Sewer Service Area Inclusion Rezoning Application to District of North Saanich for Multipurpose Field Collaborate with District of North Saanich and Town of Sidney on Traffic and Parking Provisions Final Submittal to Ministry of Education for Project Agreement & Construction Funding Approvals
Potential Schedule Subject to Ministry of Education or District of North Saanich Approvals Potential Acceleration for Selected Sitework Spring Major Construction Fall Occupancy
Construction Minimize Traffic Disruption –flag persons Construction Parking –confined on-site Construction operations –7AM to 6PM Controlled Dust, sediment & debris on-site Secured Construction Perimeter Fencing
What Are Your Opinions? 1.Is there something more we need to consider about the school or location? 2.What community uses would You see for the Surplus Resthaven Property? i.Accessible Family or Inter-generational Housing? ii.Assisted Living or Long-term Care Facilities? iii.Community Services? iv.Other? Fill out a Comment Card tonight