|Sandy to take over Cedar Ridge campus posted on 11/01/2017|
Students from Cedar Ridge Middle School in Sandy are
expected to move to their new campus at the Pioneer Building following the
Thanksgiving break this month. That will allow the City of Sandy to take full
possession of the CRMS building in early December or January and proceed in
earnest with the goal of creating a recreation hub.
Sandy City Manager Kim Yamashita noted that the city will
begin some stakeholder meetings toward the end of November, while Opsis
Architecture will perform a detailed analysis of the facilities to determine
what can be kept or repurposed.
“We want to spend the time and money doing this evaluation
to ensure we are using money wisely and having the lowest impact on the
environment as possible,” Yamashita noted.
Opsis, who is under contract with the city to devise a
master plan for the facility for March 2018, will also help to determine how to
do the project in phases and what aspects, such as the pool or a community
center, to prioritize first.
“We have limited funds initially, and I want to get the most
bang out of the buck,” Yamashita said, noting that the community is intent on
keeping the pool operational as much as possible. “At some point, we may look
at temporary closure to do work, remodel or reconstruction. Right now we just
don’t know what it’s going to take, so we need these experts to come in and go
Initial stakeholder meetings are expected to take place with
various groups, including the Friends of the Sandy Pool, senior programs and
Maverick Aquatics, while public open houses or forums are expected at a later
“It’s very exciting,” Yamashita said. “It’s also, with the
amount of staff we have; it’s going to be a challenge.”
“We want to make sure that when all of this stuff is
happening, we maintain current service and minimize negative impacts as much as
we can,” she added.
By Garth Guibord/MT