Thursday, January 7, 2010
Eliminate All Building Height Restrictions And Build A High-rise Public High School
Building height restrictions hamper the ability of downtown Evansville to attract huge companies that need a lot of office space. They also hamper the EVSC from building a high rise public high school that would combine several current high schools. The EVSC should close as many high schools as possible and build one main school downtown on land currently owned by the city (keep each high schools field though). The school would not interfere with the entertainment district on weekends and would encourage business development around it downtown. If PRT is built with it, the ESVC could lower its budget by cutting some school bus services in favor of PRT.
Here’s how I would pay for it: Use current EVSC funds, sell naming rights to the building, and sell current high school buildings and land.