Documents approved for GRC athletics facility

Published 9:58 am Saturday, July 8, 2017

Clark County school board members unanimously approved documents Thursday night to move ahead on the George Rogers Clark High School athletics facility.

The plans for the complex changed over the past two weeks after it was discovered that the complex was over budget.

Changes included removing the 500 visitor seats from the football field in order to increase home seating to 4,000 from 3,500.

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Additionally, the architect added lights to a bid alternate for tennis courts and added another alternate to complete all of the grading necessary to the land where additional facilities like a field house, baseball and softball fields can be constructed later.

RossTarrant senior architect Ron Murrell told board members Thursday that with the approval the architect can begin finalizing construction documents. He requested the board call a special meeting in order to conduct a thorough review of the construction documents before they are set for a vote to ensure the district is kept up to date on the plans.

“We were thinking about sitting down here and flipping through the current set of documents as we continue to work on them,” Murrell said.

The meeting has been planned for 5:30 p.m. July 18, just before the board’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m.