The City of Oak Ridge has posted the design concepts for the planned Oak Ridge Schools Preschool at Scarboro Park.
The design concepts are from Studio Four Design, an architectural firm in Knoxville. A general concept for the preschool building’s design is shown above.
Those who attended a public forum-style meeting at the Scarboro Community Center on Thursday, May 25, voted for their favorite of two potential site design concepts, which are shown below, the City of Oak Ridge said. Option one received 18 votes, and option two received 13.
Here are the two potential site design concepts, with option one first and option two second:
You can see PDF versions of the design concepts here:
“We continue to encourage the community to ask questions and provide suggestions about what they’d like to see with regards to the preschool project and its impact,” the City of Oak Ridge said.
Background: Oak Ridge City Council voted during a special-called meeting on March 27, to select the Scarboro Park site as the location for a new Oak Ridge Preschool. The City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Schools have been working to choose a site for the new preschool for approximately two years.
Once the building is complete, the preschool will relocate from the school administration building on New York Avenue.
Members of a committee formed to recommend possible sites looked at city-owned properties and many factors that would affect future students, their families, and the community as a whole. Scarboro Park, the site ultimately selected by City Council and the Board of Education, is across the street from the Scarboro Community Center on Carver Avenue.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
See our previous stories on the preschool project here.
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