A due diligence phase in October explored a potential site for the two centers. According to prior Community Impact reporting, the proposed $61.61 million centralized CTE facility would serve both Montgomery High School and Lake Creek High School as would the proposed $21.31 million centralized agricultural science center.
Kris Lynn, assistant superintendent of finance and operations, said in a previous interview that the district was looking to place the two state-of-the-art centers on a parcel of land with utilities, flood plain, drainage and the ability for expansion, if needed.
Justin Marino, assistant superintendent of communications and public relations, said a centrally-located area was a priority for the district.
"We are very pleased to have secured this location for the future Montgomery ISD CTE and Ag-Science centers," he said in an email. "Ultimately, we want our students, staff and community to be extremely proud of these facilities. There have been many hours put into the design and planning work to deliver on our community’s expectations that these facilities take our district’s already outstanding CTE offerings to the next level."
MISD projects the center to be complete in July 2025. Design for the agricultural center will begin in April 2024.
Total building square footage for the CTE center is proposed at 150,538 square feet, according to the agenda packet. The agricultural center will be 25,504 square feet, not including the additional 17,368 square feet for animal pens.
At the March 14 City Council meeting, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a variance request to reduce the number of parking spaces for the center. The project team, according to the packet, proposed 685 total parking spaces instead of the 815 total parking spaces required by city regulations.