Open since 1942, Park Street Elementary School will be demolished and replaced for an estimated $17 million on the same site. Following the March 21 groundbreaking ceremony, the new school is expected to be open by August 2020. (Rendering by Breaux and Associates Architects/Marietta City Schools)

Marietta to pay $17M for replacement school

An estimated $17 million will be spent on a replacement school for Park Street Elementary School.

The contract was awarded to R. K. Redding Construction, Inc. of Bremen by a unanimous vote of the Marietta Board of Education on Feb. 12.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 21.

Project completion is scheduled for July 2020 with opening of the new school in August 2020, according to Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera.

Breaux and Associates of Alpharetta is the architect.

Opened in 1942, the school - located at 105 Park St. SE, Marietta - will be demolished.

Instead the new facility will be around 70,000 square feet, multi-story and steel-framed with classroom instructional units, a cafeteria, kitchen, media center and gymnasium.

Funding will come from 2018 Bond Proceeds/E-SPLOST V with approval of the voters on the E-SPLOST V referendum.

Information: marietta-city.org/ParkStreet

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