Crescent View Middle construction ahead of schedule
Construction on the new Crescent View Middle School is about two weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to around 100 contractors who have been working on the roofing, plumbing, concrete, framing and electrical system, six days a week.
Placing the roof over academic wings was expected to be completed by the end of 2012, if no major storms occur, said Rick Conger, Canyons School District director of facilities services.
About 1,500 students are expected to attend Crescent View when the doors open in August 2013. New boundaries were drawn so students residing south of 12300 South could attend the school.
Construction began in late summer and is continuing on the new 205,000-square foot Crescent View Middle School, which has an estimated $34 million budgeted for the project. The school, located at 13133 South 1300 East, is being funded out of a $250 million bond approved by voters in 2010. The school is being built specifically to be ready for a grade reconfiguration next fall that will include sixth-graders in middle school. Each grade — sixth, seventh, and eighth — will have classrooms housed in separate wings of the school.
The school will feature high-tech classrooms, six computer labs, and a media center with a TV production studio. There will also be band and choir rooms, a music library, a commons area, a 700-seat auditorium, a gymnasium with two full courts, 12 basketball hoops, two large locker rooms, two fitness rooms dedicated to dance and strength training, and an elevated indoor running track. The building will also include art rooms, eight science labs, six computer labs and rooms for cooking, sewing and shop classes. The school will feature natural light in the classrooms and skylights in the commons area.
Conger said the use of salt wood as window and door trim will match the architecture with the Draper area.
“It will really set off the brick color and red metal panels and add a unique feature to the school,” he said. School colors are being discussed as accents for tiling and carpeting. The mascot, the Viking, may be incorporated into the school’s interior design.
The site plan has been approved and will include a bus access off 1300 East on the north side of the school. Student drop-offs will be on the west and south sides of the school and there will be several parking lots for staff and visitors, with the main lot located on the west side of the school.
“We added 100 more parking stalls to make sure there was adequate parking,” Conger said. “We’ve incorporated traffic studies, worked with Draper City and Summit Academy charter school across the street. We’re trying to be as safe as we can and reduce any traffic congestion in the neighborhood.”
The school will have playing fields that could be used for soccer, baseball and softball on the north and east ends of the school.
The gymnasiums and auditorium are slated to be completed by the end of 2013, after school has begun.