Fayetteville School Board votes to adopt option 1

The Fayetteville School Board Wednesday voted to adopt Option 1 for the upcoming FHS renovation project.

As a result, work will begin this summer on a series of improvements to the high school campus including a new, identifiable face to the campus that fronts Martin Luther King Blvd. as well as a 1,200-seat performing arts center and a 3,000-seat, walk-down gymnasium.

The architectural team of Hight Jackson, DLR Group and Marlon Blackwell presented two options for the project and ultimately, the board voted 7-0 in favor of the option that the team believes will offer the least amount of disruption to students while the new facilities are being constructed. The plan is also expected to include an overall cost savings.

For full details on both options considered, see our story from last week.

Shown above: Full, 10-year master plan vision for Fayetteville High School