Welcome to the inaugural 2019 Capital Project article! In an effort to keep the public informed of the upcoming Hoosick Falls Central School District (HFCSD) Capital Project, we are publishing a series of articles every other month focused on the status of the project. You will notice that we are a fan of acronyms and do our best not to write the same things over and over again.
Design on the Hoosick Falls CSD Capital Project is well under way and has been on-going since approved by the voters on March 13, 2019. The Capital Project combines two propositions of $16.76 million and $5.29 million with a Smart Schools Bond for technology purchases (provided by New York State) of $1.09 million for a total of $23.14 million. This project will be roughly three times the size of the 2008 project with work taking place in almost every room of the building as well as the parking lot. As with all capital projects, a significant amount of time has been spent in the design and planning of every facet to be completed before plans are submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Most projects of this size take approximately a year from voter approval to beginning construction. Since we want most of the work to take place when students are not here during the summers, we will ‘break ground’ 15 months after the project vote was passed. The past six months have been devoted to creating the overall scope and sequence of the work to take place. Plans have been developed with the architects and engineers that separate the work into three phases of construction commencing at the beginning of Summer 2020 and concluding in Fall 2022.