Construction Update: Coolidge ISD - New Gymnasium
A bond election was held on May 7th, 2022 in Limestone County by Coolidge ISD, proposing a $7 million bond. Proposition A called for the improvement of current school buildings and the purchase of land for new buildings such as, but not limited to, a new gym, parking facilities, a baseball softball complex with less than 1,000 seats and/or renovations to the existing football stadium with less than 1,000 seats. The bond passed and a new gymnasium was selected to be the focus of the District's improvements.
As a PEMB (Pre-Engineering Metal Building), the facility was designed to connect to the existing gym with an entry area that will feature a large trophy case. With 2 main basketball goals, four side goals that are retractable and two volleyball cross courts, the gym will be used for competitions by both Junior High and High School students. In addition, with 568 seats available for game spectators, future graduations will also be held there.
The gym will have:
1 Set of boys and girls locker rooms
2 Sets of boys and girls restrooms
2 Coaches' offices
2 Coaches' restrooms
2 Storage rooms
Acoustical wall panels
In a display of district pride, the new gym will exhibit multiple school trademarks such as the yellow jacket logo painted on the wooden floor at half court. "Yellow Jackets" will run along the baseline of the basketball court and spectator seats will alternate yellow and black along the gym. The Coolidge "C" logo and the words "Fight Jackets Fight" will be visible along the back wall as you enter the gym.
Construction began in late January of 2023 and is expected to wrap up by the end of this year.
GLS Team Members
- Courtney Kelly, Architect (Project Manager, Architecture)
- Ciria Galicia, RID (Interior Design)
- Zachary Parker, P.E. (Structural Engineering)
- John Rusk, P.E. (Civil Engineering)
- Justin Fenley, P.E. (Electrical Engineering)
- Samuel Edwards, P.E. (Mechanical & Plumbing Engineering)