Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rothenberg hearing delayed two weeks

A presentation by the Rothenberg School Planning Team to Cincinnati's Historic Conservation Board originally scheduled for yesterday afternoon has been postponed until October 26.

The design for the $21 million renovation project, produced by GBBN Architects and WA Architects, Inc., is similar to one proposed last March, consisting of the construction of a one-story gymnasium addition, a new service drive along Hust Alley, and the extension of the children's play area westward along Clifton Avenue.

Demolitions of 1616-1620 and 1630 Main Street would make room for a 67-space surface parking lot.

A structure at 217 Clifton Avenue would also be removed as part of the plan.

The greatest change is the treatment of the south-facing wall on the gymnasium addition, which will no longer be presented as a blank brick wall.

The School Planning Team, composed of teachers, community members, Cincinnati Public Schools facilities staff, and project architects, hopes to have the building ready for the 2011-2012 school year.

Previous reading on BC:
Latest Rothenberg concept presented to OTR community (3/30/09)
Rothenberg planning continues (4/23/08)
Rothenberg School sends parents survey (4/16/08)
Rothenberg meeting Thursday (3/12/08)
Community brainstorms on Rothenberg engagement process (2/28/08)