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High Schools & Neighborhoods

old man

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A local high school (existing site 12+ acres) is looking to rebuild on a slightly larger site (19+ acres). They have caused major concern about their acquisitions into the adjacent residential neighborhood. The expanded area is for student parking and tennis courts. Any examples of good new and/or renovated high schools on small sites. This is called an urban school, but still has trees and green space which are important to site. Especially any within easy driving distince of central SC.

Thanks in advance to responding.
 

ecofem

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Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida (in the burbs just north of Orlando, Florida) virtually bulldozed its existing facility and built a completely new campus on its existing property.

Not sure of the site's acreage, but I do know that additional property was not acquired from adjacent neighborhoods to accomodate the redevelopment. Parking was expanded and a new indoor pool facility was added.

Not very close to South Carolina, but could give you a reason for an extended site visit!
 

Chet

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Milwaukee Public Schools just built a new technical high school in the middle of an existing neighborhood. Basically, built the new school on the athletic fields, now they're removing the old building to replace the fields. Being an urban environment, on site parking is very limited and most students rely on transit.



The arched roofed building inthe foreground is the new school. The "box" behind it is being removed.
 

iamme

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It was Milwaukee Tech, now it's Bradley Tech - The bradleys were a wealthy family that helped this school get built.
 

biscuit

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I remember that the public high school on peninsular Charleston (Burke High ?) was completely renovated a couple of years ago. It is on a small site however, there are few, if any, students who drive and park at that school.

You may want to check with Greenville High School. I heard that they are in the process of expanding their downtown campus.
 
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