If you've driven by the school on Amelia Ave. recently, you've seen the new school is beginning to take shape. Concrete walls are up.
So, what is the finished product going to look like? An architectural rendition is below. The new main building of the school will be a two-story structure, roughly in the shape of a “Y.” The administration suite and a new dining/multipurpose area will be the first two things people see as they enter the school.
The new building will have a much more modern design than the previous campus, but it will have have brick accents that will be a reminder of the old school. Also, three buildings from the previous school have been retained from demolition and will be absorbed into the new design. Those including buildings 10, 12 and the current media center building.
In the end, the new George Marks Elementary will house about 780 students, including some from Citrus Grove Elementary after an eventual rezoning in that area.