As part of the ongoing dialogue with the community regarding the new Oak Ridge Preschool, City leaders will host a fifth and final public forum-style meeting at the Scarboro Community Center on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on the recreational amenities in Scarboro Park as well as the current budget and estimated costs for the project.
Four previous meetings have been held this year at Scarboro Community Center to discuss plans for the facility: March 23, April 20, May 25, and July 11. Those in attendance have been able to see preliminary concepts, ask questions and provide input on decisions. Following the July meeting, when conceptual designs were affirmed by the community, architects began work on construction drawings. No additional community meetings are expected as the project moves forward, but those interested in providing feedback can still do so during regular meetings of City Council and the Board of Education.
Oak Ridge City Council voted in March to select Scarboro Park as the location for a new preschool. The City of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Schools had been working to choose a site for approximately two years. Once the new building is complete, the preschool will relocate from the school administration building on New York Avenue. Scarboro Park is across the street from the Scarboro Community Center on Carver Avenue.
Members of City Council and the Oak Ridge Board of Education will be present at the upcoming community meeting, along with City staff members and a representative from Studio Four Design, the architectural firm selected for the project. Citizens will be able to ask questions and are encouraged to provide suggestions about recreational amenities related to the project. Click here to visit our Facebook event page.