Revised plans for Oak Knoll School's additions received the green light from trustees of the Menlo Park City School District on Sept. 11 when they unanimously approved moving the plans from the schematic or conceptual stage to the design phase.
The district's facility-planning team will now develop plans for the proposed multipurpose building and the separate two-story classroom complex for fourth- and fifth-graders that open onto a courtyard. The next step will be to forward the completed plans to the Office of the State Architect for approval.
Ahmad Sheikholeslami, the district's facility and project manager, said the team will continue working with traffic engineers and the city to improve traffic circulation, accommodations for bikes and pedestrian safety.
The district also will be in a position to begin an environmental review of the project that could influence the design.
The revised plan was developed in response to concerns from neighbors and directives from trustees. It is part of the district's strategic planning process to expand facilities at all four schools to meet the needs of a growing enrollment. Funding comes from the $91.1 million bond measure, approved by voters in June 2006.