The historic Langston High School campus is in a highly visible location just off the Watauga/Unaka exit from Interstate 26 in Johnson City. It has housed the City’s school maintenance division for a number of years. School maintenance has been moved to another facility and the building is in disrepair and requires renovation in order to be useful. A firm has created the following renderings for the renovation of the building. The first exceeds the project budget by approximately $500,000. The second is a revision that fits the current City budget for the project. The key differences are:
- Eliminating the grounds improvements, primarily fencing;
- Eliminating the addition of a foyer/reception area; and,
- Moving the stairway tower to the interior of the building which reduces usable square footage and significantly impacts the overall layout of the interior.
Reaching our capital campaign goal of $500,000 will ensure that the original design can be implemented, resulting in a facility better suited to serve the community as a multicultural center to house educational and arts programming.