Your Voice Matters: Master Plan Design Phase
The Upper Arlington community came together over the course of two and a half years to craft a long-term, financially sensible master plan for our aging schools. After the facilities master planning process, Upper Arlington voters endorsed rebuilding the high school and renovating or rebuilding all five elementary schools in a vote of 55% to 45% for Issue 43 on November 7.
Now, the school district is launching a design phase for the new high school and the five new or renovated elementary schools. The theme throughout the master planning process was "your voice matters," and this will remain true during the design phase.
The community-wide kickoff of the design phase will take place in December. There will be two sessions open to any and all community members who wish to learn more about the design phase and upcoming volunteer opportunities:
Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road; or
Tuesday, December 5 at 9 a.m. at Mountview Christian Church, 2140 Fishinger Road.
Over the course of the next 12 to 15 months, the design phase will involve building design teams, a "green team" of community volunteers with an interest in exploring environmental best practices for the new or renovated buildings, and neighbor committees of residents living in the closest proximity to the buildings. If you are unable to attend the community-wide kickoff meeting, look for more information on this website or via direct mail about upcoming opportunities to get involved.
Tentative Construction Timeline
To prepare for construction at the high school, residents will first see work beginning on the athletic fields on the district-owned land behind Tremont Elementary School in the spring of 2018. The turf field and baseball/softball diamonds are tentatively expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.
After the design phase concludes, community members can expect construction on the school buildings to follow this tentative timeline:
Early 2019: Construction begins at the high school, Greensview, Wickliffe, Barrington and Tremont.
Fall of 2020: Greensview, Wickliffe, Barrington and Tremont would open to students. Windermere students would be housed for the 2020-2021 school year in the old Wickliffe building.
Fall of 2021: The new Windermere and high school would open to students.
Fall of 2022: The new high school site would be completed, with the old building demolished and the space developed into athletic field space.
For more information about the individual projects, please see the descriptions on the Conceptual Plans for the First Phase page.
Updated November 17, 2017