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GISD SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT ON FACILITY STUDY

October 14, 2016
 
UTA Institute of Urban Studies  
 
Granbury ISD is seeking community input on the future of property and buildings currently comprising the GISD Administration Annex and surrounding facilities.  District administration is scheduled to move to the former Crossland Ninth Grade Center in January 2017.
 
All stakeholders – students, parents, staff, community members, business owners, and others – are invited to complete the survey at www.granburyisd.org/facilitysurvey.  The survey will remain open until Monday, October 31.
 
Respondents will have the opportunity to choose and comment on a variety of questions regarding the future use of the property as well as the historic and civic importance of the property as well as potential use for retail/restaurant, education/training, community services, recreation, parks/open space, and historical/museum.
 
In June, school trustees approved a proposal from the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a feasibility study for the district-owned properties at 600 W. Bridge Street and 210 N. Jones Street that currently house the administration annex, Boys and Girls Club of Hood County, and Weatherford College Education Center at Granbury.
 
The study is taking into consideration several factors: potential expansion of Weatherford College; move of GISD administration to the former Crossland campus; historic nature of Decker Gym; potential conveyance to City of Granbury of open space and football field on north end of the property; reuse/repurpose of remaining school district buildings on property.
 
The six-month study is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of six members with background and skills in construction, valuation, architecture, and planning. In addition to the survey, the team is conducting site visits and analysis, market analysis, and additional research.