Old Davie High demo contract awarded

Published 9:03 am Thursday, February 8, 2018

County commissioners on Monday night approved a $175,900 contract to complete the demolition at the old Davie High School.

The bid by D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. was less than projected, said County Manager John Eller. “We feel very good about where we are with this project.”

The contract will include demolition of the old cafeteria and the building between the cafeteria and gymnasium, and should be completed by mid-June.

County and school officials were meeting earlier this week to ensure a smooth transition as the old high school is transformed into a new county park and administrative offices for the schools.

The schools had paid for the demolition of a majority of the old campus, but the cafeteria and other buildings were left as the county recreation and parks department decided what could be housed there. It was decided the buildings had too much space not needed for recreation programs.

The money will paid from recreation bonds approved by voters.