Powers & Sons Construction was awarded a contract to build the new Northview Middle School for the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Washington Township.
The contract is part of a 2020 MSD Washington Township referendum that includes the development of a new Northview Middle School at 91st Street and College Avenue in Indianapolis. When completed, it will replace an existing middle school facility on the North Central High School campus. The total planned project cost is $72,000,000.
Upon completion, the size and amenities of the new Northview Middle School will be similar to the $44,000,000 in renovation work Powers & Sons is currently completing at Eastwood Middle and Westlane Middle, also schools managed by the MSD of Washington Township.
The new Northview Middle School will largely be a one-story secure facility with a main public corridor connecting event, academic, and administrative spaces. The school campus will include indoor and outdoor activity areas and athletic fields along with vehicle and bus parking required for school operations.
Each of the three grades will form its own pod with two teams per pod. Grades 6 and 7 will be on the ground level with Grade 8 on the second floor along with additional shared academic spaces for research and study. The new school will feature a special education pod that is central to the others with a separate building entrance.
It will serve 1000+ grade six through eight students. Nearly 30 acres of the nearly 60-acre site will retain its natural canopy of trees and shrubs with storm water detention features.
Designs are expected to be finalized in March or April of 2021, with the architect selected and construction beginning soon after. Project management will include a bidding phase that continues through August of 2021. Construction pf the new Northview Middle School is expected to be completed in July of 2023, in time for the beginning of the fall classes.