LEISD to Start Construction Next Month on Indoor Multipurpose Facility
December 18, 2020
Little Elm ISD will begin construction on a multipurpose indoor facility at the end of January 2021. The indoor facility is one of many projects included in the $240 million bond that voters passed in 2017. The facility will be located on the same property as Little Elm High School in the farthest northeast corner adjacent to the tennis courts.
Monday evening, the Board of Trustees approved the Master Project Budget of $19.5 million, which includes a GMP of $16.9 million for Jackson Construction to build the 60,000 square-foot indoor multi-use field and 40,452 square-foot two-story office and locker room addition.
Rick Martin, executive director for Construction Services, presented vignettes of the buildings to the trustees of what the building would look like once construction is completed. It includes an 80-yard practice field that could be used for all outdoor sports and any other group, such as fine arts, who needs to practice during inclement or extreme hot/cold weather.
Jackson Construction anticipates the build to take approximately 10 months to complete, weather and COVID conditions permitting. Martin believes the indoor facility will be ready for use by spring 2022.
The multipurpose indoor facility is the third newly constructed facility from the 2017 Bond. Walker and Strike Middle Schools opened in the fall of 2020.
Other bond money was used to purchase nearly 100 acres of land for future schools, to improve the baseball and softball fields including a new concessions concourse area, to improve the football field, track, and scoreboard at Lobo Stadium and practice field at the high school, and various security and infrastructure upgrades at campuses across the district.