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The Future of Roosevelt Middle School

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EUGENE, Ore. — You can weigh in on the future of Roosevelt Middle School Tuesday night and the possibility of building a new YMCA on part of the site.

The old Roosevelt Middle School was built in 1950 and needs to be replaced.

Grounding breaking on a new facility could start as early as next year. But first, architects need to come up with a design.

Roosevelt is one of the four oldest schools in the 4J School District up for replacement.

In May 2013, voters passed a school bond measure to provide funding for 4J school upgrades. On Tuesday night, the public will get to hear a presentation on initial design concepts and give their input on what the building should look like.

“We really want to have that community input as to what’s going to work best for the neighborhood right around the school, what’s going to work best for the future generations of students who will be in that school?” said Kerry Delf, 4J School District Spokeswoman.

Roberts and Sherwood Architects in partnership with Mahlum in Portland will design the new school.

Here’s the twist with this specific school property. 4J administrators say the idea of having a new YMCA facility will also be talked about Tuesday night, so they’re seeking public input on that as well.

The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt with the presentation on design concepts beginning at 6 p.m.

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