The premier copy of the Mira Mesa News was just about off to print when I came across a San Diego Unified School District Board of Education meeting which has some exciting news for MMHS.
The Board was scheduled to vote on 9/27 for the project, funding for these improvements was from Proposition Z.
The proposed project involves the implementation of various improvements that would provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to the existing stadium, softball field, and baseball field at Mira Mesa High School. The proposed project includes various upgrades to the existing stadium facilities, softball field, and baseball field. The following is a list of the specific improvements included under the proposed project:
- Renovation of the existing home and visitors’ bleachers, including ADA improvements and increased seating capacity
- Renovation of the existing press box
- Renovation of existing concessions buildings including home and visitors’ restrooms with ADA upgrades
- Installation of a new modular elevator at the renovated home bleachers to provide ADA press box access
- Replace existing discus and shot put field
- Construction of new home and visitors’ ticket booth and access gates
- Installation of two new dugouts, scorers booth, bullpen, and five-tier aluminum bleacher at the existing softball field
- Installation of new replacement light-emitting diode (LED) scoreboard at the stadium and new LED scoreboards at the softball field and baseball field
- Replacement of four, existing 75-foot stadium high-intensity discharge (HID) light poles with four, new 90-foot stadium LED light poles
- Replacement of the existing public address system at the stadium
- Installation of new hardscape and landscape around the existing all-weather track
- Installation of a new upper level artificial turf all-purpose play field
- Construction of new ADA accessible upgrades to paths of travel and parking lots
- Installation of new emergency egress lighting along the paths of travel
The proposed, new emergency egress lighting would be installed along the paths of travel from the stadium to various parking lots around the campus to improve safety and security. All new proposed lighting elements, including the new replacement stadium lights, would be down-shielded to prevent offsite light spillover in accordance with City of San Diego regulations (Municipal Code sections 142.0730 and 142.0740).
Construction activities would be limited to between 7am-7pm to comply with the City of San Diego’s noise ordinance. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to commence in the fall of 2016, with an approximate duration of 11 months. All construction equipment staging would occur within the boundaries of the northwest portion of the school site.
Source: SGPA Architecture and Planning (2016)