After nearly two decades of use, the two large water towers tucked away behind the auditorium are being replaced.
Two shipping containers located behind the shell lot mark the beginning of a school-wide heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) renovation for Pine View. The large boxes contain construction and electrical equipment for the project.
The impending construction will require better access to Pine View. “They’re planning to build a cut through on the far end of campus through the woods from Old Venice Road,” Principal Dr. Stephen Covert said.
The path will be constructed adjacent to the shell lot, through the wooded area near the bocce ball court. It will allow construction workers and large equipment to access the campus through a separate entrance.
The new path will be inaccessible to parents and students. Instead, it will separate construction traffic from normal campus traffic to cause as little disturbance as possible.
According to Covert, more shipping containers, as well as earth movers and bulldozers, will be arriving soon from their current location at Venice High School.
Covert dispelled the rumors that the construction would involve changes in parking for students and staff. “There will be no additional delineation of parking,” he said.
Despite a variety of pending construction plans, changes to parking are not among them. Though parent sponsors have promised to fund paving the lot, Covert says that the school is unable to obtain a permit due to fears of waste and oil runoff.