Demolition of the old Kingwood Middle School (KMS) has begun. On Election Day, I drove by and noticed that the entire front entrance had been demolished. Removing the old school will create room for new athletic fields as well as a permanent stormwater detention basin that reduces the risk of flooding.
Next Step in Construction Project
Ever since construction of the new school, the KMS campus has functioned without athletic fields and with a temporary detention basin.
That’s about to change.
The first few pictures below show the extent of the demolition as of 11/8/2022. The last shows it on 11/9/22.
What you see above, happened in a day and a half. At the current rate, demolition could finish before Thanksgiving in two weeks. Then landscaping of the athletic fields can begin, as well as excavation of the final detention basin.
For photos showing the progress of construction, see below.
Editorial comment: management of stormwater has been a major concern on this project since the beginning. I wish all owners and contractors built stormwater detention basins before construction or clearing land. Too often, it seems, some take the opposite approach and treat protection of neighbors as an afterthought.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 11/9/2022
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