Building Northwest News

Welch Elementary Update:

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Immediately following the last day of school for the 2017/18 school year, we will begin the process of clearing out the five elementary schools that will vacated due to the new buildings. Those schools are Welch, Pleasant Run, Taylor, Struble and Weigel Elementary Schools. The contents of the vacated buildings will be sold at auction. Once the auction is completed, we will begin the abatement of hazardous materials and proceed with the demolition of the buildings.

The first priority for demolition will be the Taylor and Struble sites. These two sites will need to be demolished and removed so that parking lots for the new schools can be built prior to the start of the 2018/19 school year. Following demolition, the lots at the existing Pleasant Run and Welch Elementary Schools will look similar to the Bevis property at which point, the properties will go up for sale. Weather permitting, the demolition is scheduled to be finished in September 2018.