City Of Fruita Lays Out Plan For School Construction

The Fruita City Council and Planning Commission held a joint meeting to plan for the city's future, Thursday night. Developers presented designs to revamp three existing schools in Fruita, and plans to build two brand new schools.

Blythe Design and Company's plans were well received by both the city council and the planning board. 5 designs were unveiled, 3 for additions to Fruita Middle School, Shelledy Elementary School, and Fruita Monument High School. In addition, site plans for a new elementary and middle school were approved and would house about 13–hundred students.

Thursday was the first time the plans were presented to either the council, the board, or the public. Although Blythe Design is not required to unveil its plans to the city, Project Manager Dave Detwiler says it makes the process run much smoother.

With the approval final designs will come back to the city in early June. Construction will commense in late June, and the new schools will be open by the start of the 2006 school year.

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