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Land Swap Complete
The image below shows the newly acquired land for New Bremen Schools. (The new land is shaded in yellow in the image.)
 
The District has been working to acquire two properties on the east and west sides of the high school campus along Monroe Street through a land swap. The land is being swapped for the existing elementary property on Walnut and Plum Streets. The swap will increase the acreage of the high school campus by almost 15 acres to 67.86 acres. The additional space has allowed for the development of a master site plan with safety improvements for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The terms of the agreement will allow the District to retain possession of the elementary property until the new school being constructed is operational in August of 2020.
 
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Site Plan
The image below is of our site plan.
 

The land swap transaction has allowed the District to developed a new master site plan based on a recent traffic study conducted by Choice One Engineering. The plan includes the 13 acre parcel on the east side of the campus known as the Fairground Farm. The District is currently working with the Village and local residents on a concept to vacate the first 830 feet of Cardinal Street from Monroe. This vacated section of Cardinal Street would allow two entry and exit points to be separated by green space. The natural separation (by the multipurpose field) would prevent cross traffic congestion with having two entry and exit points in close proximity.  In addition, the south drive depicted exiting onto Kettler road would provide event traffic in the rear parking lot direct access to and from school grounds. For more information, please visit our building project link on the school website.

 
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Building Design Video & Images
The video below shows a three dimensional model of the new K-8 building. The actual building structure will look very similar to what is in this video. Items such as color finishes, playground equipment and landscape have not officially been decided. Changes will continue to be made as we progress through the design stages of the project.

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Exterior Design of the New K-8 Building
Project Timeline

Projected Construction Schedule

One of the most common questions asked is when construction will begin on the new building? The timeline below outlinesthe projected construction schedule. The pre-construction drainage work will be completed this summer during the monthsof June, July, and August. The work will consist of modifying water flow in the south parking lot behind the high school andcreating a water retention area between the athletic stadium and Monroe Street. The construction work will most likelyhave an impact on access to the main high school parking lot from Monroe Street and cause some parking restrictions.Additional details will be communicated at a later date on the school website and social media.
  • Pre-Construction Drainage Work - June/August 2018
  • Building Site Work - February/June 2019
  • Foundation Slabs - April/July 2019
  • Structure, Roof - June/September 2019
  • Interior Structure - August 2019/January 2020
  • Building Finishes - October 2019/March 2020
  • Final Site Work, Landscaping - March/July 2020
  • Student Occupancy - August 2020
Schematic Design Plan
Below is the schematic design plan for the new K-8 building 
 
The new K-8 Building will be a state-of-the-art facility for engaging students and staff.  Design goals include creating an atmosphere where students can grow and thrive, and where the building supports staff through the educational process. The building will have the latest technological features seen in today‚Äôs  Ohio schools, and energy-efficiency will be a high priority.
 
  • The new K-8 Building will be located to the southeast of the existing High School.
  • The School District would like to utilize the existing high school kitchen to serve all grade levels K-12. The new K-8 will be connected to the existing High School near the kitchen. The new building will have a separate elementary serving line and separate student dining area.
  • There will also be a connector on the east side of the High School academic wing. This will allow 7th/8th grade classrooms to be near the High School for shared resources.
  • The student dining area will be a multi-purpose space with a sports floor.
  • There will be a stage that will be open to both the student dining area and the Middle School gym.
  • Retractable bleachers on the south side of the large gym will allow for two practice courts.
  • The event entry to the west will take advantage of the existing parking lot behind the High School.
  • The main entrance to the new K-8 will be from the east on Cardinal Street. The secure entrance is flanked by district offices to the north and elementary offices to the south.
  • The south portion of the building houses all the academic spaces for grades K-6.
  • Grade levels are grouped together in units with large shared learning spaces outside of their traditional classrooms.
  • Special Education rooms are spaced throughout the academic areas.
  • The media center, computer lab, art and music rooms flank an interior courtyard to be used as outdoor learning space.
  • A new playground will be located to the south of the building.
  • Exterior materials will include a masonry veneer and standing seam metal roof to complement the existing High School.
  • Daylighting will be a primary emphasis in each of the classrooms. 
 
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Click here to download a PDF version of this floor plan that you can use to zoom much "closer" into each room. 
Announcements
March 2018: Building Design Continues 
Building design continues at this time. Board members, administration, teachers and staff have met several times with Garmann Miller about the design of the building. Schematic design plans, a site plan and a 3D image of the building can be found on this site below. 
 
December 13, 2017: Gilbane Building Company Selected As the Construction Manager
Gilbane Building Company was selected as the architect for the new K-8 construction project. The Gilbane team handling our project includes a few local residents and will be a nice compliment to Garmann/Miller Architects.
 
October 13, 2017: Garmann/Miller Selected As Architect
Garmann/Miller was selected as the architect for the new K-8 construction project. We are excited to begin the design phase!
 
 
New Bremen
Local Schools
Central Offices: 901 East Monroe Street, New Bremen, OH 45869  |  
Phone: 419-629-8606  |   Fax: 419-629-0115
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