Over the past nine months, the team at D.L. Howell & Associates had the pleasure of teaming up with KCBA Architects once again to work on another school project. This time the project was located in the West Chester Area School District at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School in Westtown Township. The team worked together with the WCASD and Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, to secure Land Development approval, NPDES approval and a Special Exception from the Westtown Township Zoning Hearing Board. While the school has been located on the property for many years, it is located in a zoning district where a school is permitted as a Special Exception.
With this project, a new 7,610 square foot six-classroom addition will be added to the existing school. This addition will allow the school district to remove a modular classroom building and replace it with a new and more permanent learning space. In addition to the new classroom building, the plan proposes to provide additional parking for 26 vehicles adjacent to the existing school. Due to the presence of floodplain on the property, the stormwater management design was broken into two facilities, a subsurface infiltration bed beneath the new parking and a rain garden at the end of the proposed addition.
The entire team looks forward to the start of construction this summer!