The College Wood Elementary facility located near Carmel Middle School is scheduled to be demolished by late January. Due to seasonal asphalt production issues, portions of the project, including work on the parking lot, will not be complete until spring 2013.
The total cost of the demolition is approximately $412,000.
Three quarters of the main parking lot will be used as overflow parking for Carmel Middle School and daily parking for teaching staff.
A portion of the building’s footprint will be used for the Carmel Clay Schools Community Garden. A cooperative effort between Carmel Clay Schools and the CCS Green Team, the garden will be open to all Carmel residents and Carmel Clay School employees.
63 plots, each four feet by 15 feet, will be available for $10. There is currently a waiting list for plots, but CCS Green Team is still accepting applications.
Beyond the garden itself, the CCS Green Team plans to include picnic tables, benches and possibly a staging area. The existing playground is not slated to be demolished and will become a feature of the community garden.
The remainder of the footprint will be an open lawn area.
Carmel Clay Schools ended its use of the facility at the end of the 2003-2004 school year. Since then, the Hamilton Boone Madison Special Services Cooperative has leased the building. The new College Wood Elementary facility, 12415 Shelborne Road, opened for the 2004-2005 school year.