It’s all about concrete this week at Crow Leadership Academy where construction is moving along at full speed and is on schedule. The concrete slab for the new gymnasium was poured this week along with the final concrete piers for the addition.
The construction is part of the 2019 Bond project at Crow that includes an addition with nine classrooms and a gym. Along with the addition, renovations throughout the existing building will include new classroom doors, ceiling fixtures, toilet fixtures and more. At the cafeteria, a newly renovated kitchen will add a much-needed second student meal line. Outside, Crow will get two new covered playgrounds, one for younger students and one for older students, and more parking.
Check out this cool drone video (Español) of the construction, made by Principal Jamie MacDougall’s brother, that includes a synopsis of the project.
In addition to the concrete pours this week, more concrete will be poured next week for the new back parking lot. Nearby, the new detention pond is nearing completion and utilities have been installed throughout the site.
See construction photos taken yesterday.
The new spaces and renovations are slated for completion by August of 2021. At that time, Crow’s student population will grow as part of an east Arlington master plan that will rezone the entire area, replace Berry and Thornton Elementary schools with new, bigger buildings and close Knox and Roark Elementary schools. (Learn more.)