HISD finalizes timeline for downtown arts high schoolHISD finalizes timeline for downtown arts high schoolhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=126022016-03-25T05:00:00Z2016-03-25T15:00:00Z

​​HOUSTON – The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), currently at 4001 Stanford St. in Montrose, will move into its new, 168,000-sf facility​ in late 2018.

Th​​e campus will be on 1.32 acres downtown at Caroline and Austin​ streets that HISD has owned for decades. The school will have five stories and include an 800-seat theater as well as dance studios, music studios, and art galleries. Two levels of underground parking will be built along with an outdoor dining area and a roof terrace near the school's library.

Site work began in February. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is the general contractor, and Gensler is the architect. Estimated construction cost is $78.7 million, according to an HISD spokesperson. The project is funded through the $1.9 billion in voter-approved bonds that passed in 2012. 

HSPVA's student body is currently about 725 students. The new school will accommodate around 750. The development is less about expanding its student body and more about filling a need for new classroom and performance spaces.

Housed in the heart of the arts district, the school could partner with organizations such as the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera and others.​

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