By Ian Hanigan
The location of IUSD’s fifth high school was once again the central topic this week during the Board of Education’s Facilities Study Session.
For those who haven’t been following this issue, IUSD needs to open a new campus in September 2016 to prevent overcrowding at Irvine, Northwood, University and Woodbridge high schools. The district and its developer partners already have an agreement in place for a 40-acre site near the northeast border of the Great Park, often referred to as Site A. Meanwhile, a member of the Irvine City Council is advocating for an alternative 40-acre parcel, and in September the Council voted to present it for the district’s consideration. The second site, on the west side of the Great Park, is known as Site B.
IUSD is now conducting separate site reviews for each property, and on Wednesday, Nov. 6 board members and district staff discussed safety, traffic, design, adjacencies, joint-use possibilities, program impacts and funding during a detailed four-hour session. Here are a few highlights:
A historical review of both locations indicates there was a significant amount of military activity on the alternative Site B. The property was formerly home to two dozen underground storage tanks, at least 12 buildings, …read more
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