Two plans to renovate Kennebunk High School

Kennebunk High School Principal Sue Cressey talks about what she feels are the many antiquated and unacceptable things at the school that students need to deal with as a new addition is being considered.
Deb Cram | York County Coast Star
Kennebunk High School Principal Sue Cressey talks about what she feels are the many antiquated and unacceptable things at the school that students need to deal with as a new addition is being considered.
Posted July 23, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
Last modified July 24, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.

Plan A1

Total: $42,998,446

Total square footage: 213,426 (132,737 renovation, 80,689 new construction)

Renovations: $11.4 million

New Construction: $16.7 million

Site development: $3.6 million

Demolition: $824,258

Cost per square foot: $201.42

— Project planned to be built for 700 students

— 480 seat auditorium

— 72.5 percent of classrooms would remain under Department of Education recommendation of 800 square feet.

“This option is presented with a unanimous committee vote not to recommend due to its inherent inefficiencies and functional deficiencies,” Jason Gallant, chairman of the Kennebunk High School Building Committee, said.

Plan B1.1

Total: $43,682,939

Total square footage: 203,219 (100,825 renovation, 102,394 new construction)

Renovations: $8.9 million

New Construction: $19.9 million

Site development: $3.6 million

Demolition: $789,596

Cost per square foot: $214.95

— Project to be built for 700 students

— 12.5 percent of classrooms would remain under DOE recommendation of 800 square feet

— $2.5 million add alternate possibility for artificial turf field and six-lane track

“We think that the pricing for this — the mixture of new and renovation — is very, very good in that you’re getting savings from square footage in the building that’s worth preserving,” architect Dan Cecil said. “You’re getting rid of the stuff that is underperforming, will always be underperforming, and replacing it with new construction and all the energy efficiency that comes with it.”

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