Biltmore Construction is constructing a 21st century learning K-8 school in Plantation Key for the Monroe County School Board.
This new K-8 replacement school will provide a State-of-the-Art 21st Century Learning Environment for the community. The 102,000 GSF, 660 student facility is a two-story, cast-in-place structure housing classrooms, administration, gymnasium, media center, and cafetorium on an occupied 11-acre coastal site, featuring the latest in flexible learning spaces, technology, and security. The facility is hardened to withstand Cat-V windloads.
Construction is phased to allow use of the existing structures for continued school operations during construction. The existing school buildings will be demolished once the new school construction is complete to allow for redevelopment of the site.
Site work includes new parking facilities, utility relocations and tie-ins, new ball fields, new basketball and tennis courts, new Physical Education/Gynasium structure, three new playgrounds and a tiered-seating outdoor performance amphitheater.
The project is seeking Green Certification and all energy saving strategies are being considered to include energy management systems, possible geothermal cooling systems, and alternative energy sources.