A new two-story classroom building at Canyon Crest Academy is expected to begin construction this summer. The project will help complete the campus’ master plan and meet the continued growth in the south end of the school district and accommodate the natural demand for the high school, according to Associate Superintendent of Business Services Eric Dill.
At its May 12 meeting, the San Dieguito Union High School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price for the project of $11,334,454.
The board previously agreed to a lease-leaseback agreement with Balfour Beatty Construction in December with an original cost estimate of $12.1 million. Dill said Balfour Beatty went out for bids and reviewed over 100 bid packages for more than 20 scopes of work for the building and were able to achieve about $800,000 in savings.
John Addleman, the district’s executive director of planning services, said the project is anticipated to begin the day after school lets out for the summer with a “mad rush” to be complete in a 12-month time frame.
Addelman said the construction of a two-story building at the front of campus will be a challenge but they are hoping to have transportation plans in place to help people navigate through the parking lot near the busy intersection with Village Center Loop Road.