Solana Vista Reconstruction Project Announcements

  • Solana Vista School Reconstruction Project

    The SV construction crew mobilized the week of May 18, 2020, with the placement of temporary fencing, demolition of some asphalt around the eight relocatable classrooms, electrical disconnect, scrubbing of landscape, and placement of construction trailers/storage units. Demolition activities will begin week of May 26 along with the removal of relocatable classrooms. Demolition will take approximately four weeks.

    Going forward, Erickson Hall Construction is scheduled to work six ten-hour days through December 2020 using the following schedule:

    7:00 am - 5:30 pm; Monday-Friday   
    8:00 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday

    This schedule will allow for grading, underground utilities, and foundations to be set prior to winter.


    For inquiries:
    Email: facilities@sbsd.net
    Call: (858) 794-3699
    Web: www.sbsd.net/measurejj

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  • Schedule:

            Construction Activities Begin Week of May 18

    Construction: Spring/Summer 2020-Fall 2021

     

    Work In Progress:

    CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - Complete

    Traffic Study - Complete

    Coastal Commission - Complete

    Geotechnical - Complete

    California Geologic Survey - Complete

    Division of State Architect Approval - Complete

     

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Schedule, Process and Updates

  • Solana Vista School Reconstruction Project

    The SV construction crew mobilized the week of May 18, 2020, with the placement of temporary fencing, demolition of some asphalt around the eight relocatable classrooms, electrical disconnect, scrubbing of landscape, and placement of construction trailers/storage units. Demolition activities will begin week of May 26 along with the removal of relocatable classrooms. Demolition will take approximately four weeks.

    Going forward, Erickson Hall Construction is scheduled to work six ten-hour days through December 2020 using the following schedule:

    7:00 am - 5:30 pm; Monday-Friday   
    8:00 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday

    This schedule will allow for grading, underground utilities, and foundations to be set prior to winter.

    For inquiries:
    Email: facilities@sbsd.net
    Call: (858) 794-3699
    Web: www.sbsd.net/measurejj


    Solana Vista School Groundbreaking Ceremony - Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
    SV Elevation Image
    The Governing Board of the Solana Beach School District, Superintendent, Jodee Brentlinger, and Principal, Katie Zimmer, held a virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Solana Vista School Reconstruction Project - a project funded by Measure JJ.

    Photo of Zoom webinar

    groundbreaking photo with shovels


    Solana Vista Interim Housing - March 2020

    This is an important announcement regarding Solana Vista School Interim Housing for the 2020-21 school year. 

    On March 12, 2020, at the Solana Beach School District Board of Education meeting, the Board reviewed Options A and B regarding Solana Vista Interim Housing. When the vote was taken, it was a unanimous vote to approve the motion for Interim Housing Option A. Option A proposes housing Kindergarten through 2nd graders at Solana Highlands and 3rd grade students at Skyline. With a 5 - 0 vote of the Board, the motion passed.

    We are excited by this decision and look forward to working together with staff and parents as we plan out a successful transition for the 2020-2021 school year.


     

    School Board Presenation - February 2020

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 13, 2020. The presentation is regarding interim housing during the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction Project.


    School Board Presenation - January 2020

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on January 16, 2020. The presentation is regarding interim housing during the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction Project.


    School Board Presenation - November 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on November 14, 2019. The presentation is regarding the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction Project.


    School Board Presentation - October 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at a special Board meeting on October 24, 2019. The presentation is regarding the proposed scope and timeline for the reconstruction of Solana Vista School, as well as a discussion of challanges, options, and a recommendation for the project budget.


    School Board Presentation - October 2019

    Exterior and interior colors and materials were presented to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on October 10, 2019. The Board agreed with the direction of the design process. Please see attached images below:

    Exterior/Interior Color Board - Image 1
    Exterior/Interior Color Board - Image 2


    School Board Presentation - September 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on September 12, 2019. The presentation is regarding exterior elevations and materials/colors for the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction Project. The District and architect are continuing to further develop the school design.

    Landscaping - The attached document regarding landscaping was presented to the community at the Solana Vista Reconstruction Project Community Engagement Meetings scheduled on September 17, 2019, and September 19, 2019.


     School Board Presentation - August 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on August 8, 2019. The presentation is regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process for the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction. The District and architect are continuing to further develop the school design.

    CEQA Documents:
    1) Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)
    2) MND Response to Comments
    3) Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP)

    The next Community Engagement meetings are tentatively scheduled for September 17, 2019 at 6pm and September 19, 2019 at 9:30am. Both meetings will be held at Solana Vista Kiva.


    Activities to date:

    List of Activities and Dates

    Additional Meetings in 2018-19

    Solana Vista Staff Meeting - August 2018 and December 2018

    Solana Vista Design Team Meeting - September 2018

    Solana Beach Community HOA(s) Meeting - November 2018

    Solana Vista Community Meetings - January and February 2019

    Solana Vista School Community Meeting


    School Board Presentation - June 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on June 20, 2019. The presentation includes an update on Design Development, transition to Construction Document Phase, classroom layouts, Multipurpose Building, kitchen and lunch area layouts, and a tentative schedule going forward. The District and architect will continue to further develop the design.


     CEQA Update - May 2019

    Presentation - The attached document provides an update to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process and timeline for the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction Project.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - April 2019

    FAQ - The attached document is a compilation of questions and answers most frequently asked regarding the Solana Vista Modernization Reconstruction Project.


    Traffic Study - April 2019

    Traffic Study - The attached document is the Traffic Impact Analysis provided by the traffic engineer under the CEQA process for the Solana Vista Modernization/Reconstruction Project.


    School Board Presentation - April 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 18, 2019. The presentation includes an update on Design Development, a 3D fly through model of exteriors, initial landscape design, and a tentative schedule going forward. The District and architect will continue to further develop the presented site layout.

    SV Movie - 3D fly through model of exterior


    Community Engagement Meeting Regarding The Solana Vista Modernization Reconstruction Project - April 2019

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the community in attendance at the Community Engagement Meeting held on April 16, 2019. The presentation includes information on CEQA, Traffic and other Technical Studies that will be performed as part of the construction process. The latest site layout was also shared. See the Board Presentation posted below for the presentation that contains the 3D fly through model.

    flyer


    Solana Vista Geotechnical - March 2019

    The geotechnical testing performed by Placeworks was completed for the CEQA required soils review during the February break. Additional testing by Construction Testing & Engineering, Inc., will need to be performed during Spring Break 2019. The work includes the use of drilling equipment to take boring samples to assess the soil condition and compaction in various locations.


    School Board Presentation - February 2019

    Presentation - Staff and the architect team will report to the Board of Education new findings from the latest community engagement meetings as well as present the Solana Vista Single-Story Schematic Site Layout requesting the Board of Education approve the Schematic Site Layout and to proceed to further develop the site plan through the Design Development phase of the project.


    School Board Presentation - January 2019

    Presentation - The attached is a presentation to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on January 17, 2019. The presentation includes an update since the October 2018 meeting, schematic site diagram of a partial two-story and a single story campus, and a traffic study update. The Board provided direction to further develop the single story schematic site diagram. 

    Slides 8 and 12 are movies demonstrating the building massing - comparing a single story with a two story concept. The Board directed staff to move forward on the single story concept. Staff will be returning to the Board with further design information on February 13, 2019 at the regularly scheduled board meeting.

    SV Movie #1 - Slide 8

    SV Movie #2 - Slide 12


    School Board Presentation - October 2018

    Presentation - The attached presentation was provided to the Board of Education at the regularly scheduled board meeting on October 11, 2018. The presentation includes three new site layouts for Board review and direction. The Board directed further development of Concept 1 - the single story site layout. 


    Proposed Project Description:

    Solana Vista, a Solana Beach School District elementary school, was originally constructed in the 1970s and is being considered for modernization/reconstruction as identified in the Long Range Facilities Master Plan. The enrollment is approximately 400 students, grades K-3. The school site acreage is approximately ten (10) net usable acres. The District plans to commence construction of this facility in Spring 2020 with the desire to open the school Fall 2021/2022.

    The school facility will have classrooms available to house approximately 350-400 students and will include spaces for special education, library/media center, art room, music room, computer room, resource specialist area, science lab, stage/multipurpose room, office complex, teacher preparation and tutoring/pull out rooms, storage, after-school care facility, hard court play areas, bus access, parking lot(s) with parking capacity of no less then 2.25 parking spaces per teaching station, vehicle service drive, serving kitchen, refuse pickup, and other aspects of a comprehensive elementary school. The campus will contain electronic and communication capacity consistent with other District elementary schools. Interim housing will be required during the construction period.

    Every effort will be made to construct an environmentally friendly school with sustainability in mind.

    Updated: 1/17/2019

    SV Site Plan Aerial View
      Photo above: Aerial View of Solana Vista