Renovation of Palmetto Sr. High School is approved!
School Board Approves Construction Award of GOB Project Valued at Approximately $40 Million, SBE Goals Met or Exceeded
The Miami-Dade School Board approved the construction awards for a General Obligation Bond (GOB) project valued at approximately $40 Million, at yesterday’s regular monthly meeting.
Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades.
The project awarded for design, new construction, and renovation is the following: Miami Palmetto Senior High School – Scope of work includes: 120,900 square feet of new construction to include administrative offices; student services; vocational labs, such as web design, drafting and design, health science, and business technology education; 40 general purpose classrooms with upgraded technology; new art wing, photo studio lab, gymnastics space, dance room, music room, and black box theatre; new cafeteria building, technology labs, and an indoor and outdoor dining facility adjacent to a central courtyard.
The remaining buildings will be remodeled and renovated to include, exterior painting, new covered walkways between buildings, a new courtyard area, the replacement of existing vocational rooms and art suite; renovations of media center/ CCTV suite, auditorium, music suite, 10 science classrooms and laboratories, five computer labs, and support services; new hardcourts, new central chiller plant; electrical and mechanical upgrades; classroom technology and miscellaneous upgrades throughout.
Total project allocation – $49.4 million Completion – May 2021 Total Sub-Contractor Small Business Enterprise Participation (contractor) 30.62 percent. Local Workforce Utilization of 20 percent for construction countywide is expected.
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