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Jun 01

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San Francisco School is building a new community center

There are new developments happening all over the Portola. The city has invested in renewing the Palega Playground and we’ve just received news about another multi-million dollar building being created that will provide a community space for the Portola – The San Francisco School’s brand new Community Center.

On Tuesday, June 5th at 9:30am, The San Francisco School will break ground on the construction of their brand new Community Center. Funded partly by the school and from many other sources, the $9 million dollar project will create a brand new combined gym and theatre. The gym will be designed for basketball, volleyball, badminton and futsal. But within a matter of minutes, a cascade seating area can be pulled into place to seat up to 350 people in front of a new stage.

Architects render of the new gym layout in the community center.

Architects render of the new gym layout in the community center.

The Portola Planet spoke with school principal, Steve Morris, and he said this was another fantastic resource for the Portola community. The reason they called the new building the “Community Center” is they want to host movie nights, fundraising events and sports activities for anyone in the Portola.

Principal Morris said, “When we came up with the name, we chose Community Center because we wanted its use to go beyond our gates.” Targeted to be complete in June 2013, around the same time as the completion of the new Palega Playground, the Portola should expect a very full calendar of activities in 2013.

Nathan Dunn, construction project manager, answering students questions.

Making sure every chance is taken to educate the children, the school had Nathan Dunn meet with the students. He is the Project Manager from Plant Construction, which is building the new center. They discussed the details of the building project and the talk was tailored to each grade, so that all students could get a sense of the work about to begin on campus.

I’m sure the students, parents, teachers and all of us in the Portola are looking forward to the completion of these projects. I for one will be excited to take my family to any community movie nights.

Article edited by Laura Milvy

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