Board of Education Approves Safe Demolition of Lakeview and Harrington School
On June 18, 2012, the Holland Public Schools Board of Education approved the safe demolition of Lakeview and Harrington Schools.
The Build 21 Vision of HPS is currently adding instructional space, remodeling current instructional spaces and transforming our schools into flexible, safe, energy efficient and 21st century learning environments. This includes Holland High School, Van Raalte, New Tech High, East, West, Heights and Jefferson. Enrollment projections indicate that the current facility usage will meet needs for the next 5-7 years.
The decision to safely demolish these facilities was based upon:
- An analysis of enrollment projects.
- Costs to bring buildings up to current school code as required after a building has not been used for educational purposes for three years.
- Costs to build new energy efficient facilities meeting today's educational needs.
- As closed facilities, state regulations do not allow the public to re-enter Lakeview and Harrington until new construction/renovations requirements have been met.
PLEASE NOTE: The District is NOT making the Harrington Property or facility available for sale. The approximate 40 site acres will be retained as a District asset for future growth and development of the District.
- Built in 1949 and remodeled in 1955, 1963 and 1988
- 30,904 total square feet
- 10 site acres
- Last functioned as the district's Early Childhood Center
- Annual cost for maintenance/heating approximately $55,000
- Estimated cost to bring up to current code for school use again $3,682,140
- Estimated cost to build new facility $3,708,480
- Intended use--sale being negotiated with the City of Holland to serve as recreational space for the city as part of the Holland Municipal Stadium Collaboration
- Building will be safely demolished and North parcel seeded
- Playground equipment on the North parcel will be removed. This equipment is not available to the public for reuse as equipment removed would not meet safety/liability guidelines.
- Intended use of South parcel to continue use of ball diamond, soccer field and tennis courts
- Demolition to occur late July/Early August, 2012
Good news: HPS used this asset to participate with Hope College and City in the Municipal Stadium partnership. HPS secured the use of the stadium for HHS games for years to come without expending building fund or operational dollars.
- Built in 1967 and remodeled in 1982 and 1988
- 40,200 total square feet
- 40 site acres
- Last functioned as the district's K-3 school for the Harrington/Lakeview neighborhoods
- Annual cost for maintenance/heating approximately $60,000
- Estimated cost to bring up to current code for school use again $3,236,467
- Estimated cost to build new facility $4,824,000
- Intended use, recreational space for school district and community partners with potential to develop practice fields
- Playground equipment will be removed. This equipment is not available to the public for reuse as equipment removed would not meet safety/liability guidelines.
- Demolition to occur late fall/2012 early spring/2013
- District will retain all 40 acres as an asset. Future development in the District will be based upon enrollment or program needs. The District is NOT selling this property.
There will be a limited opportunity for individuals to purchase used classroom furniture or equipment not intended for use in the district as part of district consolidation and needs. Please watch for a notice in the Holland Sentinel and District Happenings Newsletter & Website. This sale will likely occur late September/October, 2012.
In projects across the District, we are pleased to report that we have been able to recycle, reuse or resell over 80% of the site prep, demolition and construction debris from our projects. For example: at Longfellow, more than 500 tons of materials were recycled including 240 tons of concrete. This same attention to these projects will take place avoiding significant contribution to landfills.
Thank you Lakeview & Harrington
These facilities faithfully served thousands of students for a combined 100 years.