WARREN – The Warren School Board on Tuesday selected DeSalvo Construction of Hubbard as the construction manager for the proposed wellness / recreation center near Warren G. Harding High School.
Six construction companies applied at the sports council meeting last week and narrowed down to three and recommended DeSalvo.
Superintendent Steve Chiaro has said the estimated $ 15 million project will be groundbreaking next spring. Completion is scheduled for summer 2023. The center will be available to students and the community.
He said DeSalvo would then work with Phillips Sekanick Architects in Warren to develop plans and designs for the center. The school board will need to approve the master plans when they are completed.
“We are currently in the pre-construction phase” said Superintendent Steve Chiaro.
School officials said the project is one of the biggest things to happen in the school district since the new Harding High School and other schools were built 15 years ago.
The center, which will be attached to the high school and lead to the Mollenkopf stadium, will have a 200-meter track with a training area in the middle, as well as a walking track on the second floor. A dietetic area is also in the planning stage.
Chiaro said the project will be funded with capital improvement funds that have been set aside without the need for additional funds from taxpayers. He said funds are available for the construction as well as for the operation and maintenance of the center.
In other cases, council has purchased a house and property at 1053 Woodland Avenue for $ 27,500 which will serve as an access road to the construction site.