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December 9, 2012

$35.6M project to include school renovations, community center




What will this cost?

Costs for the community center

  • Building: $19.403 million
  • Site development: $2 million
  • Traffic access bridge: $300,000
  • Utility extensions: $200,000
  • Design fees: $1,095,150
  • Total hard costs: $22,998,150
  • Soft costs (20 percent): $4,599,600
  • Grand total: $27,597,750, split as $17,597,750 for the City of Goshen, $10 million for Goshen Community Schools

Costs for additional school projects

High school

  • Band and Orchestra support spaces: $1,714,062
  • Music Department remodel: $632,915
  • Convert pool to weight/fitness area: $269,298
  • Repair brick front of building: $350,000
  • Replace Phend Field: $500,000

Middle school

  • Addition of fitness/weights center: $541,368
  • Remodel of pool and lockers for band program: $490,134
  • Remodel existing orchestra program for special education classrooms: $130,157
  • Addition and remodeling of kitchen and cafeteria area: $1,101,146

Chamberlain Elementary

  • Repair brick, tuckpoint, etc. on exterior of building: $150,000
  • Design fees for all school projects: $244,000
  • Soft costs: $1,026,920
  • Total schools cost: $7,150,000
  • Total project costs: $18,425,000 for city, $17,150,000 for school corporation

GRAND TOTAL: $35,575,000

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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