Construction has begun on a $12.1 million modernization project at the Grossmont Union High School District headquarters in El Cajon. The project is intended to provide utility, environmental and seismic safety renovations to help the 90-year-old office building meet current building standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Building additions include a new elevator and wheelchair accessibility. The 35,000-square-foot renovation project is expected to be completed in December 2013. The building was initially built as the first classroom building for Grossmont High School. It was converted into the district’s headquarters in 1958.
The project team includes program manager Gafcon Inc., general contractor Turner Construction and architect LPA Inc. The majority of the funding for this project is from previously allocated redevelopment funds from the city of El Cajon. The remaining money will come from the district’s capital facilities fund and propositions H and U.
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