The proposed new build of the Inlet View Elementary School — a two-story structure planned for the south side of the school’s property — should be reconsidered for several reasons. Residents who own homes affected were given a platform to voice concern only after the project’s plan was established. The building will also shade the proposed location of the new playground, and the building site is in the worst area of the school’s property for water drainage. Many houses in the vicinity, my own included, already have to address annual drainage issues, and the sub-surface drainage system installed could be compromised by this project. Moving the school to the south end of the property violates Anchorage School District’s own design regulations.
I support reconvening a diverse and more widely representative building design committee that includes neighbors affected by the height increase, potential building site and parking lot design, and supports keeping the replacement of the schools current site on the north end of the site.
— Amanda Compton
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