Indian Creek building needs upgrades such as addressing leaks, spaces between walls


Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson school officials are considering spending up to $10 million to build a new elementary school or to renovate the current one. FILE PHOTO

Architects have two ideas for what to do about Indian Creek Elementary School, where parts of the building are between 28 and 75 years old and need to be upgraded.

The problems include sections of the school where water collects in locker rooms, the roof leaks, and space between some of the walls is large enough for bats and other animals to get through. Lancer+Beebe, an architectural company based in Indianapolis, has created a plan to renovate the two-story building by demolishing and rebuilding nearly 40,000 square feet of the school’s oldest sections. That’s roughly two-thirds of the building, though the plan would preserve the elementary school’s gymnasium.

Those renovations won’t solve all of the elementary school’s problems, including traffic that backs up as parents and school buses drop students off each morning, architects Terry Lancer and Mark Beebe said.

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