At the October 27 Regular School Board meeting, the MISD School Trustees moved to "put the MISD Performing Arts Auditorium and Professional Development Center at The Shops at Broad pending the final resolution of a tri-party agreement between MISD, City of Mansfield and Forest City Developers at the November 17th Board Meeting."
What does this mean?
The Board, along with district administrators, are committing to building the now approved facility at The Shops at Broad (Highway 287 and Broad Street) location as long as a mutually beneficial agreement can be made.
Currently under consideration is an agreement that has the district trading 12 acres it owns near Mary Orr Intermediate School for 12 acres inside the development that the city owns.
District Superintendent Dr. Bob Morrison remains committed to keeping MISD from incurring any additional construction costs related to building at The Shops at Broad site.
Over the next three weeks leading up to the November 17 Regular School Board meeting, negotiations will continue to take place. The District has set the November 17 deadline in order to begin construction as soon as possible so they are able to take full advantage of the comparatively low construction costs.
The plans now are to have the Performing Arts Auditorium and Professional Development Center construction completed Spring 2012 in time for graduations.