BELLINGHAM - Dykeman architecture will unveil its designs for Birchwood Elementary School at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the board room of Bellingham Public Schools, 1306 Dupont St.
The worn-out school has been closed since fall 2011 as the school district, with the help of a committee, worked on a plan to renovate or rebuild it.
A number of public meetings have been held on the project, and people can ask questions and give additional input at the meeting Tuesday.
The architect's designs will be refined and then finalized later, according to the district.
Community members have weighed in at previous meetings, with some neighbors saying they wanted the brick school renovated rather than torn down to make way for a new one, and others saying they didn't want a new school that looked too modern.
Still other community members said they favor a completely new and modern school.
The original building was constructed in 1928, with an addition in 1950.
Learn more about the project by going to bellinghamschools.org, or to the Birchwood Elementary Remodel page on Facebook.
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