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Spring ISD has unveiled the design plans for its police headquarters and new stadium on as part of the $330 million bond package approved by voters in November 2016.
The new Spring ISD police headquarters will be located at 420 Lockhaven Drive in north Houston and will also house Spring ISD's tax office as well as its technology and risk management departments.
The current police headquarters location on 210 North Forest Drive is one floor and has 8,000 square feet, while the new location will have two floors with 41,664 square feet of offices, a conference room, movable workstations and storage space.
At the plans presented to the Spring ISD board of trustees on Tuesday, the design plans proposed keeping the police department on the first floor of the two-story building.
"The police command center will occupy the majority of the first floor," said Mike Langley with the architecture firm GPD Group.
At the current Spring ISD police department headquarters, the building contains 14 offices, 10 cubicles and a training room for 62 police officers and six dispatchers.
The Lockhaven building, which was purchased for $2.9 million, expects to have 23 offices and 26 cubicles for the police department. The renovations would also include rooms for training, storage areas, a dispatch center and areas to process and hold offenders.
"We really wanted to contain the police department on the first floor so that there could some continuity between the cases, so that the command staff would be on the first floor with the employees," chief operations office Mark Miranda told the board of trustees.
The second flood of the building would house 19 offices for the tax office, risk management and technology departments.
Stantec Architecture also presented plans for a new stadium that will built on a 117-acre site beside Burchett Elementary School on Cypresswood Dr., which is located east of the Hardy Toll Road.
"Stadiums are highly visible facilities, not just for your students and community, but obviously for other communities that come into the district to participate," Sachtleben said.
The new stadium expects to seat 8,000 spectators and expects to feature new technology that includes a scoreboard with video capabilities, record and broadcast games.
"The goal is to have the stadium completed by the football season of 2019," said Laura Sachtleben, Stantec project principal.
Previously, executive director of planning and construction Gary Hutton said he expected construction to begin in the spring.
During the meeting, Spring ISD superintendent Rodney Watson also welcomed trustee Winford Adams, Jr., who ran unopposed for position 4 after trustee Rhonda Faust retired.
Incumbent Rhonda Newhouse took her seat for position 5 as well and was voted president of the board. Both she and Adams had been sworn in at a workshop meeting on the previous Thursday.
Because both candidates were unopposed, Spring ISD cancelled the elections in November.
"The election was cancelled pursuant to the Texas election code, which allows a school board to cancel an election if each candidate's whose name is to appear on the ballot is unopposed, after all pertinent filing deadlines have passed," said Spring ISD chief of staff Julie Hill during the workshop meeting.
Adams, a public information officer and policy manager for the Harris County Department of Education, has 15 years of experience as a professional educator, according to a Spring ISD press release.
"I'm anxious to get to work," Adams said after being sworn in.
Source : http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/spring/schools/article/Spring-ISD-sets-design-plans-for-stadium-police-12433501.php