GREENVILLE – At a special meeting of the Greenville Board of Education on December 22, 2021, the board approved the continuation of Phase II construction at Miami Valley Hospital North Stadium at Harmon Field, located on the campus of Greenville High School .
Phase II of the design-build contract will be for the construction of a new country home between Miami Valley Hospital North Stadium at Harmon Field and the Jennings Track and Field Complex. Phase II will have the same team from Mote and Associates, Inc. as the criteria engineer, and Oberer Thompson Company, the design-builder. Some of the Mote and Associates, Inc. and Oberer Thompson Company personnel from Phase I will be the same for Phase II.
The Field House Phase II project will include a new concession stand, change rooms, restrooms and a training room. It will service outdoor sports for the school district in both the fall and spring. The project should begin immediately and should be completed for the next fall season (2022-2023), weather permitting.
The Greenville City School Board of Education previously set aside $2 million on November 21, 2019, from both the general fund and authorized improvement funds. The district board and administration determined it was time to move forward with Phase II of the high school’s outdoor athletic complex, with the district covering the cost of Phase II. The guaranteed maximum Phase II price for the design-build of the country house is $3,135,617. The board will use funds it has saved over the past nine years from a $442,230 contract with Premier Health Miami Valley Hospital and Wayne HealthCare to help fundraise. They also incurred $1,693,387 in expenses from the general fund. Much of this is money repaid from Phase I of the projects, including contract money with Brad Jennings, donations and pledges provided by friends of Harmon Field, and money raised with grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The permanent improvement fund is also used up to $1 million.
The school district is extremely grateful and grateful for all the work and contributions from the community and alumni, which the Friends of Harmon Field contributed to Phase I of the project. We could not have started the project without their hard work, support and contributions. Our student-athletes deserve better, updated and current locker rooms and training rooms; our parents and community deserve the same with concession and restroom facilities.
The District realizes that it took some time between Phases I and II of the design-build project, but was very conscious to be financially prudent with the use of District and taxpayer dollars. The Board hopes that by moving forward with Phase II at this time, after the Sports Complex is completed, it can build momentum to organize another community fundraiser and/or donation contributions. for the next phase of the project: stadium bleachers, press boxes, and lights similar to those at the Jennings Track and Field Complex.
Look for contractors to start with. In addition, parking for secondary school students will be reduced and demarcated to allow space for contractors’ equipment and material storage.