Evergreen Elementary School Replacement
How do you build a self-sufficient school in a rural area not supported by traditional city infrastructure?
The new $25M, 50,000 SF Evergreen Elementary School consisted of 19 classrooms, library, gymnasium, commercial kitchen and commons area, and was constructed adjacent to the existing, occupied school. After construction completed, the old school was demolished and the existing gym’s fire alarm system was updated for use by the district and community.
Due to its rural location on the Key Peninsula, Evergreen Elementary does not tie into city utilities and infrastructure as most typical schools would. In order to supply the water necessary to safely operate a school in this location, a 170,000 gallon water tower was constructed on site to hold non-potable water for a fire emergency and irrigation. The project also included a 20,000 gallon commercial septic system, and the site is on a well that is used for drinking water.