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,
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.
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.