For Immediate Release:
Dec. 20, 2012
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APS to Hold January Meetings on the New Elementary School at Williamsburg
Arlington Public Schools will hold a series of meetings in January on the new elementary school on the Williamsburg Middle School site. The meetings are open to the community.
Wed, Jan. 9, 2013 from 7-9 p.m.
Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) Work Session
Williamsburg Middle School Auditorium (3600 N. Harrison St.)
The BLPC* Work Session will have two parts, each lasting approximately one hour. The first part will include a presentation by the architect and discussion among the members of the BLPC of alternative concept designs developed and critical issues discussed to date. The second part will allow time for comment and questions from the public, and for responses from the members of the BLPC, the design team and APS staff.
Mon, Jan. 14, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Walk for Public Review of Work to Date
Williamsburg Middle School Library
The community will have an opportunity to view the various concept designs and other relevant information for the new elementary school. Members of the design team and APS staff will be stationed near illustrations on various aspects of the project to receive comments and answer questions.
Thu, Jan. 17, 2013, from 4-6 p.m.
Arlington School Board/County Board Joint Work Session
Williamsburg Middle School Auditorium
The chairs of the Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC)** and the BLPC will jointly present the project to the two boards. A discussion between Board members will follow the presentation.
*The BLPC assists the Facilities and Operations staff and advises the School Board on major capital construction/renewal projects. These committees advise the project architects and school system staff on a variety of issues related to the preparation of the project plan including the application of approved program space requirements and capacity to meet local school needs, project schematic design, community use and impact, safety and accessibility provisions, and project implementation schedules.
**The PFRC is a mechanism for advisory commissions and committees to have timely input on the development of significant County and School projects prior to the formal submittal of the project for public hearings held by the Planning Commission and County Board.
The mission of the PFRC is to ensure that the highest quality of land use planning, design, transportation planning, and other important community aspects are incorporated into civic projects.