Echo Pacific Construction Inc. began modernization of North Terrace Elementary School, which is a part of Oceanside Unified School District and located on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside.
Awarded to Echo Pacific in April, the $15.3 million project is now under way. The project is part of the Proposition H Bond Program approved by voters in June 2008.
The project includes new infrastructure and modernization of the seven existing buildings and will include new exteriors, interiors and state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, two new framed buildings will be constructed, 11 new portable buildings added and a complete new hardscape with new kindergarten and elementary playgrounds.
Once complete, the site will feature more of an open campus feel, resulting from the deletion of the existing overhead walkway canopies.
“The project is unique in the fact that while the school site is actually located on Camp Pendleton, all of the wet and dry utilities, with the exception of the fire services, come from the city of Oceanside,” said Chris Rowe, owner of Echo Pacific. "This requires unique coordination between both the city and Camp Pendleton Base utilities. Additionally, the entrance to the school will be relocated from a city entrance to one where the students take access from the base to better accommodate the majority of kids from Camp Pendleton who attend.”
This is the third lease-lease back project between Oceanside Unified School District and Echo Pacific Construction.