Mountain Brook Schools To Undergo Capital Improvements

MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL — Capital improvements are planned in the coming years at Mountain Brook City Schools, which includes a $20 million project at Mountain Brook High School. The Mountain Brook Board of Education approved the designs in its Oct. 27 meeting.

Architecture firms have drawn designs and presented them to the school board for review. The designs include three major, new construction projects — one at MBHS, one at MBJH and another at Brookwood Forest Elementary — along with extensive renovations at Cherokee Bend Elementary, Crestline Elementary and Mountain Brook Elementary.

The MBHS project will include:

  • A new two-story academic wing with 42 classrooms that will replace the existing 200 and 300 buildings
  • A new counseling suite that will replace the existing 100 building
  • A new band room and renovated dance studio
  • Renovated restrooms in the Fine Arts Center

The MBJH project will include:

  • A new three-story main entrance building with 18 classrooms
  • Renovated and expanded cafeteria and auditorium
  • Renovated locker rooms
  • New pitched roof and turret over media center

At Brookwood Forest:

  • New addition with main entrance, administrative suite, and lunchroom
  • Renovated classrooms and restrooms
  • Gym roof replacement
  • HVAC improvements
  • New paint and flooring as needed throughout the school

At Cherokee Bend Elementary:

  • Renovated lunchroom and kitchen
  • Renovated administrative suite
  • Renovated restrooms
  • HVAC improvements
  • New paint and flooring as needed throughout the school

At Crestline Elementary

  • New gymnasium
  • Renovated auditorium
  • Renovated main entry and administrative offices
  • Renovated restrooms
  • HVAC improvements
  • New paint and flooring as needed throughout the school

At Mountain Brook Elementary:

  • Renovated lunchroom and administrative offices
  • Renovated restrooms
  • Window replacements
  • Waterproofing building
  • HVAC improvements
  • New paint and flooring as needed throughout the school

“It has been a long process from the time we initiated our facilities audit to selecting the teams that will help us carry out these projects,” Mountain Brook Board of Education President Nicky Barnes said. “We are excited that our plans are coming to fruition and look forward to seeing the abiding, positive impact they will have on our school system and community.”

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