Ingleside ISD to Break Ground on Tech Center By December
Feature Illustration: Rendering of the planned Ingleside ISD BSC Technical Center, by LaMarr Womack & Associates LP.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Ingleside (San Patricio County) — Construction is projected to begin by Dec. 1 on the Blaschke-Sheldon Career Technical Center.
According to an architectural barrier report filed today with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, the Ingleside Independent School District’s timelines for construction on the tech center will be from Dec. 1, 2021 to Dec. 30, 2022.
The floor plan for the Blaschke-Sheldon Career Technical Center.
This is a $3.2 million project. The project name is Ingleside ISD Blaschke-Sheldon Career Technical Center and the facility is to have an area of 9,450 square feet.
The project architect that filed the TDLR report is Corpus Christi-based LaMarr Womack & Associates LP.
The new construction will take place at 2624 Mustang Drive, on the grounds of the Blaschke-Sheldon Elementary school campus. Existing Blaschke-Sheldon will get renovated, which includes new roof, exterior stonework, and material abatement. Two existing wings will be demolished. The facility will receive new security upgrades.
The conversion of the elementary school to a career technical center will allow several programs to relocate from the Cook Annex. The new tech center will provide instrumentation classes, a nursing program, the Ace Program, and Disciplinary Alternative Education Program.
The new building will expand and increase welding stations for the Ingleside ISD welding program.
The new BSC Tech Center is one of five capital improvement projects that voters approved in the May 2021 bond referendum.
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