Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wrecking Cincinnati, 6/15/10

1835 Fairfax Avenue, Evanston
DOB: 1970
Died: October 2009
Cause of death: Razed to make way for a new $11.7 Hoffman-Parham school, a 63,000-square-foot building for 400 students in grades PK-8.

A 2002 site survey done by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission and DeJong & Associates, Inc. recommended renovation, citing issues with the building's ventilation system, classroom sizes, security, fire alarm and sprinkler system, and site circulation. The building was not ADA-compliant and the campus required the addition of modular buildings.

A later look at construction figures by Cincinnati Public Schools showed that the cost of a new school building was competitive with the cost of renovation and, in 2008, the school board approved architectural drawings by DHArchitects, Inc.

Completion of the new school is scheduled for spring 2011.