Volume No. 18 Issue No. 9 September 2021  



  D 49 new school and campus expansion
  News release Aug. 20

     School District 49 has announced two new major construction projects will create new and needed learning space in the fastest growing school district in the state of Colorado. A new middle school and an addition to Bennett Ranch Elementary School, both designed and built by Colorado-based businesses, are preliminarily scheduled to welcome students in the fall of 2023.  
   
   MS23-226 — the project name for the new middle school — is planned for the Sand Creek Zone on Barnes Road, just east of Marksheffel Road. Nunn Construction will build the 130,000 square-foot middle school in a neighborhood currently in development by Nor’wood Homes. MS23-226 will serve 900 D 49 sixth-to-eighth-grade students.  
   
   Simultaneously, the Falcon Zone’s Firebird Nation Campus will make use of existing space when builder GH Phipps begins work on an addition to the existing Bennett Ranch Elementary School. The new wing will provide almost 54,000 square-feet of learning space for sixth-grade students, relieving pressure at nearby Falcon Middle School. 
   
   Both projects have a combined budget of $85 million. The projects are funded by the 2016 voter-approved 3B Mill Levy Override.
   
   Work on MS23-226 will begin in February 2022.
 
 
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