School board approves contracts for GOB projects, including Gables High

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The Miami-Dade School Board recently approved the commissioning of architects and a construction award related to three General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $35.9 million — including one at Coral Gables High School.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades.

The following are details of the Coral Gables Senior High School project. — The scope of work for this project includes: construction of a new, 357-student-station, two-story addition comprised of two art labs, kiln room, group restrooms, two staff restrooms, two social studies classrooms, gymnastics/dance room, dining and serving area, covered dining area, four computer labs, resource room, drafting and design lab, two JROTC rooms, science classroom, collaboration room and other associated spaces.

Also included is construction of a new one-story addition comprised of a multi-purpose room, physical education room and a new central chiller plant for the entire campus; complete demolition of Building 6; partial demolition of Building 7; resurfacing of the existing parking lot; new sidewalks; miscellaneous sodding; drainage improvements to existing grounds and other miscellaneous upgrades throughout.

Total project allocation is $18.9 million and completion is targeted for May 2021. Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 18.64 percent Total Sub-Consultant M/WBE Participation: 20.46 percent

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  1. The entire school needs a total re-do. I predict all invovled will be disappointed at how little of a make over the school as a whole is actually getting. They just rebuilt Palmetto HS and it was 10 year newer than Gables. As the county’s largest school with close to 3,000 students it is not getting near the attention nor its fair share of the bond money yet newer, lower performing schools are getting completely replaced? So we rebuild the schools in the worst part of town but ignore the schools in the best part of town – interesting concept.


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