Marietta City Schools Kicks Off Groundbreaking of New Park Street Elementary School
Marietta City Schools had their official Groundbreaking Ceremony March 21, 2019 to kick off the construction of the new Park Street Elementary School. Funding was received from 2018 Bond Proceeds and E-SPLOST V to rebuild the school, located at 105 Park Street in Marietta. Park Street Elementary is the oldest school in MCS district, and due for a much-needed upgrade. Park Street first opened its doors to students for the 1942-43 school year. Park Street underwent a facelift in the mid-80s at a cost of $2.4 million funded by taxpayers.
“We are excited to sling the first shovels as we build a new school for the students, staff, and community of Park Street Elementary. Our design team has been committed to both honoring the history of this school while, at the same time, being future-focused as we integrate the very best learning spaces, resources, and technology. A special thank you to all the voters of Marietta and Cobb who supported the E-SPLOST referendum in 2017 – our new elementary school is made possible because of you!”
The original building will be taken down after the new building is constructed on the same property, the name will remain the same. Parking for staff and parents will be erected where the old building now stands.
The new facility will be approximately 70,000 square feet and have three stories. Cost is estimated at $17 million, R. K. Redding Construction, Inc. of Bremen was awarded the contract. Breaux & Associates of Alpharetta are the architects on the project. The completion of the new school is scheduled for July 2020 with the opening to students in August 2020.
Architectural renderings show that great care has been taken to incorporate elements of the original school into the new design.