Feature Photo: An aerial view of the Grace Academy where the school is proposing to construct an educational building on the western edge of the property where the driveway currently sits. Image: Google.
by Art Benavidez
Georgetown (Williamson County) — The Grace Academy of Georgetown came a step closer to expanding their campus, after their site development plan got Planning and Zoning Commission approval earlier this week.
The expansion–a 2,160-square-foot educational facility on 1.25-acres–would take place on the western edge of the campus, located at 225 Grace Boulevard in the northeastern portion of the city.
The school is a Christ-centered classical K-12 program, according to the academy’s website.
The entire campus is spread out over 34.41-acres and has existing impervious cover of 7.2% (11,320 SF, 2-acres) which will convert to a proposed impervious cover 7.5% (115,990 SF, 2.66-acres).
Parking spaces will expand from 58 spaces to 67 spaces. The building exterior materials include stucco panel, a continuous shingle ridge vent, and fiberglass shingles. Architectural features include flower boxes at the decks of the windows, roof extension canopies at the doors and vertical articulation of plate lines at the midsection of the building.
The Georgetown office of Steger Bizzell released demolition plans that call for the removal of asphalt on the proposed education building site, along with sawcutting five landscape islands and the removal of two parking signs.
The project team is rounded out by Leander-based Griffin+Jacobson Architects, LLC and Austin landscape architects Larson Burns Smith.
This was the fifth consideration of this request. The item was considered by the commission at their Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Feb. 2 and Feb. 16 meeting.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.