Carroll ISD looks to purchase land for additional parking at senior high school

Carroll ISD is adding a new music center and performance hall at Carroll Senior High School as part of the 2017 bond program.

Carroll ISD is adding a new music center and performance hall at Carroll Senior High School as part of the 2017 bond program.

Carroll ISD officials are working to alleviate parking concerns before more headaches arise.

The district’s board of trustees authorized the superintendent and assistant superintendent for administrative services to negotiate and sign a real estate sales contract for roughly an acre of land May 13. This property is located at 200 S. Peytonville Ave., Southlake, and would be used as needed for overflow parking from Carroll Senior High School.

With the 2017 bond program, the school district has outlined plans to add a music center and performance hall at Carroll Senior High School. The venue is designed to host multiple events, but the district has identified a concern regarding the parking capacity at the senior high school once the new venue is constructed.

"One of the main concerns at that site is the lack of parking, not only during the school day but also when there are multiple events happening in the evening," Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Matt Miller said. "You could have the current theater, the gyms, ... so that could get pretty full pretty quickly. Now with the addition of this performance hall, it just creates more parking logistics concerns."

As a result, district staff recommended the board of trustees look into a contract to purchase land across from the senior high school, with the intention of turning the land into overflow parking. The board discussed the item during executive session and approved the recommendation unanimously after reconvening into the regular meeting.

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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