As we finish our first year of Murch@UDC, it is a good time to check in on construction of the renovated and expanded Murch@36th Street. Excavation and remediation are complete. The project has all permits necessary and has cleared all major administrative reviews. The construction site is busy with cranes helping to erect steel supports for the new addition to the school. Behind the brick walls of the original school building, classroom walls are starting to go up. Most importantly, construction continues on schedule for completion next summer! DCPS has given the contractors a July 2018 deadline to allow time for staff to move in over the summer and families to see the renovated space prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
You can see more construction photos and a copy of the latest update from DCPS to the Murch School Improvement Team here. The Murch community is grateful to the project managers at DCPS and DGS, the construction team at MCN Build, and the architects both R. McGhee & Associates and Hord Coplan Macht for their continuing hard work this year to see that the renovation and expansion project remains on-track and meets the needs of the students and staff of Murch for the future.