New Schools Construction & Renovation

Project Summary and Scope

This project is currently funded for the design and construction for the following new schools: Cardinal Elementary (formerly E.S.H. Greene Elementary), Henry L. Marsh III Elementary (formerly George Mason Elementary), and River City Middle (formerly Elkhardt‐Thompson Middle).  Projects funds will also be used for the demolition of the existing E.S.H. Greene and George Mason Elementary Schools, as well as furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for the new schools.

Part of the Project Written Studies, Reports, Presentation

 EDUCATION COMPACT MEETING 12172020.pdf

 EDUCATION COMPACT MEETING 08112020.pdf

 Construction Progress Update as of 6/29/2020

 EDUCATION COMPACT MEETING 02042020_Final.pdf

 EDUCATION COMPACT MEETING 10102019_Final.pdf

 EDUCATION COMPACT MEETING 07292019_Final.pdf

 River City MS - Site Plan

 River City MS - Exterior Rendering

 Cardinal ES - Site Plan

 Cardinal ES - Exterior Rendering

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Exterior Rendering

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Site Plan

 River City MS - Drone Photo 10/12/2020

 River City MS - Drone Photo Front 07/31/2020

 River City MS - Drone Photo Classroom Wings 07/31/2020

 River City MS - Drone Photo 05/26/2020

 River City MS - Drone Photo 01/24/2020

 River City MS - Drone Photo 09/24/2019

 Cardinal ES - Drone Photo 9/23/2020

 Cardinal ES - Drone Photo 04/08/2020

 Cardinal ES - Drone Photo 01/23/2020

 Cardinal ES - Drone Photo 10/4/2019

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Drone Photo 10/15/2020

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Drone Photo 07/28/2020

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Drone Photo 05/13/2020

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Drone Photo 01/24/2020

 Henry L. Marsh III ES - Drone Photo 10/2/2019

 

Project Milestones

Feb 12, 2018 - Ordinance 2018-017 adopted increasing the meals tax to provide additional funds for renovation and replacement of public school facilities

May 15, 2018 - Advertised RFPs for Architectural Design Services

July 11, 2018 - Advertised Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for CM at Risk construction contractors

Sep 5, 2018 - Awarded design contracts to RRMM Architects PC

Sep 17, 2018 - Notices of Pre-Qualified CM at Risk contractors

Oct 21, 2018 - Advertised RFPs for CM at Risk Construction Contracts

Jan 15, 2019 - Published Notices of Intent to Award for CM at Risk Construction Contracts

Feb 7, 2019 - Executed construction contract with Howard Shockey & Sons for new Hull Street Middle School

Feb 11, 2019 - Executed construction contract with S.B. Ballard Construction Co. for E.S.H. Greene ES

Feb 14, 2019 - Issued Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Howard Shockey & Sons

Feb 19, 2019 - Executed construction contract with Branch Builds, Inc for George Mason ES

Feb 19, 2019 - Issued Notice to Proceed (NTP) to S.B. Ballard Construction Co.

Feb 27, 2019 - Issued Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Branch Builds

August 2020 - Schools ready for RPS occupancy (RPS not expected to occupy new schools with students until at least summer 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic)

March 2021 - Begin remediation and demolition of old ESH Greene ES followed by construction of playground and athletic facilities

May 2021 - Begin remediation and demolition of old George Mason ES followed by construction of playground and athletic facilities

Dec 2021 - Final structural demolition of old George Mason ES underway.

Feb 2022 - Demolition of old George Mason ES complete.

 

Project Funding

FY 19 CIP Budget - $150,000,000

RAPIDS Award # 500846

http://www.richmondgov.com/Budget/documents/CapitalImprovementPlans/2019...

 

Project Status Updates

All three new schools are complete and ready for RPS occupancy.  Demolition of old ESH Greene ES is complete and final site work is in progress.  Remediation of old George Mason ES and salvaging of old bricks is in progress.

 

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.

Hull Street Middle School Building Permit # BLDC-054390-2019

ESH Greene ES Building Permit # BLDC-052486-2019

George Mason ES Building Permit # BLDC-052406-2019

 

Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

Project Expenditures as of 06/30/2022:

River City MS (RAPIDS Project # 105758):  $63,491,418

Cardinal ES (formerly E.S.H. Greene ES) (RAPIDS Project # 105757):  $41,001,196

Henry L. Marsh III ES (formerly George Mason ES) (RAPIDS Project # 105739):  $38,594,337

 

Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

For information about the details of any project first contact the public information office for the department running the project:

  • Department of Public Works - (804) 646-5607

 

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)

Active - New schools complete and occupied.  Demolition of old George Mason ES complete with installation of remaining outdoor amenities (basketball court, tennis courts, playground equipment, and playing fields) to be completed in summer 2022.

 

Ordinance Information

Ord. 2018-017 - Meals Tax Proceeds

 

Contract Information

Project Architect:  RRMM Architects, Contract # 19000003903 (Hull St Middle School), Contract # 19000003887 (ESH Greene ES) and Contract # 19000003900 (George Mason ES)

Program Management:  AECOM Technical Services, Contract # 16000016618

CM at Risk Construction Contracts:

Hull Street MS - Howard Shockey & Sons, Contract # 19000012473

ESH Greene ES - S.B. Ballard Construction Co., Contract # 19000012627

George Mason ES - Branch Builds, Contract # 19000012468