south of St. Lucie West.
Mattamy Homes, the largest privately-owned homebuilder
in North America, is planning to build 4,000 homes in Port
St. Lucie, south and west of the new school administration
“Not only will the central location be better than being in
the northern end of the county, but it will be more useful —
as a shelter, as a place for parents to visit and for gatherings,”
The new administration headquarters is funded by insurance
from the Áood, proceeds from the sale of office space at
Orange Blossom and sales tax revenue. The property cost $1.9
million; construction is $17 million and with the cost of architect,
engineering, and other fees such as water and sewer connections,
plus $2 million the board set aside for unexpected
expenses, the project‘s budget comes to $22.8 million.
Contracts for architectural and construction services were
approved by the school board on Dec. 12, 2017. The board
selected Donadio & Associates Architect PA of Vero Beach
and construction management firm 3aul -acTuin Sons, Inc.
of Fort Pierce.
Substantial completion of the administrative complex is
expected by early August.
Martin County school district is contemplating a new administration
building not far from the old one on East Ocean
Boulevard in Stuart. Their current building is nearly 100
Indian 5iver &ounty school district spent . million on
new administrative offices and made the switch to the new
building on th Street in -anuary . 7he old building,
built years earlier, was torn down nine months later. E
ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
This rendering of the completed building approximates what the new
headquarters will look like. The building will be 45 feet high, rising 10 feet
above the surrounding treetops.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY
Plans for the new St. Lucie County School District headquarters on the west
side of Interstate 95 show the left and right wings that frame the central
structure, where the school board will meet. The central part of the building
also can be used as a hurricane shelter and for community gatherings.
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