- Why are we updating our PD?
- What are we asking for in a revised PD?
- Why are we changing the front of school?
- Why are we moving the chapel?
- Why are we building a natatorium?
- Who would be allowed to use the natatorium?
- What is our traffic management plan?
- What about foot traffic crossing Inwood Road?
- What will happen to the present student parking lot adjacent to the Starbucks site?
- How will parking across campus be affected by the changes?
- What about parking on Willow Lane?
- Will any trees be removed during construction?
- Is Jesuit seeking to expand enrollment?
- What is the timing for construction?
The front of school renovation has five key objectives: 1. Mitigate Inwood Road stacking and improve traffic flow through campus; 2. Enhance security by creating a single point of controlled front entry into the main building; 3. Consolidate administrative personnel; 4. Enrich curb appeal by modernizing the School’s facade and bolstering its visual appeal from the outside; 5. Relocation of the chapel to a prominent location on campus.
The current chapel was built in 1962 for the Jesuit’s working in the School with a capacity of around 40. We would like the chapel to better serve our student retreat groups and faculty Mass up to 150. Moving the chapel to the front of the school also allows us to reinforce our faith identity and provides access to the chapel upon entering the School.
The unexpected commitment of a generous donor to fully fund the cost of a pool gives us the rare opportunity to capitalize on a project that otherwise would have been unachievable. In addition to creating water education opportunities for all of our students, dive training for our increasingly popular marine biology program, and other potential academic utilizations, our swimming, diving, and water polo teams will be able to train and compete on campus. The addition of this facility will positively enhance the learning environment.
The natatorium is not available for public use and users would include and be limited to:
- The School, its faculty, its students, and its alumni;
- Participants in sports camps or other events sponsored by the School or its coaches;
- Students attending private schools within a four mile radius of the School;
- Students from other private schools who are engaged in athletic practices or competitions with the students of the School or of a private school within a four mile radius of the School; and
- Coaches and spectators at any athletic practices or competitions, sports camps, or other allowed school-sponsored events.
For access to the Forestwood site, students will enter/exit the main campus via a walkway on the inside of the current fencing along Inwood Road. A gate will be installed at the south east corner of the main campus, with a connecting gate on the opposite side of the crosswalk at Forestwood. Students will no longer need to cross Inwood for parking.
The timing of all construction is contingent on operations, functionality, and fundraising, with the need to reconcile student safety and security as a primary driver for activity.
June 11, 2018: Submission of PD to the City of Dallas.September 12, 2018: Scheduled City Council meeting for PD approval.