The City of Oak Ridge will host a fourth public forum-style meeting on the Oak Ridge Preschool on July 11. It’s the last step in the conceptual design process, a press release said.
“Once plans are affirmed by the community, architects will begin work on construction drawings,” the press release said.
The preschool will be built in Scarboro Park in central Oak Ridge.
The July 11 meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Scarboro Community Center.
Three meetings have been held so far this year at Scarboro Community Center to discuss plans for the new preschool, on March 23, April 20, and May 25.
“Members of the community who attended those meetings were able to see preliminary concepts, ask questions, and provide input on decisions,” the press release said.
Oak Ridge City Council selected Scarboro Park as the location for a new preschool on March 27. The City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Schools had been working to choose a site for about two years.
Building a new preschool has been under discussion even longer, since at least the mid-1980s.
Once the new building is complete, the preschool will relocate from the school administration building on New York Avenue. 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.
Members of City Council and the Oak Ridge Board of Education will be present at the community meeting on July 11, along with city staff members and representatives from Studio Four Design, the architectural firm selected for the project. Citizens will be able to ask questions and are encouraged to provide suggestions about what they’d like to see with regards to the preschool project and its impact, the press release said.
What: Community meeting on new Oak Ridge Preschool
When: Tuesday, July 11, at 6 p.m.
Where: Scarboro Community Center, 148 Carver Avenue, Oak Ridge
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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