An Update on the Historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse
The City plans to rebuild the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse destroyed by arson on August 9, 2016.
For the history on the schoolhouse, visit the Green Historical Society website.
At the August 8 City Council Meeting, City Council approved Resolution 2017-44 authorizing Braun & Steidl Architects to design the reconstruction of the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse.
At the April 25, 2017 City Council committee meeting, Sarah Haring, community development administrator with the City of Green, presented the findings and recommendation from the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse Committee. See video. Their recommendation to the mayor was to rebuild the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse with flexible interior space that would accommodate both the 3rd grade history classes as well as additional community programming space (Green Historical Society, Girl/Boy Scouts, private events, etc.). They also recommended that the basement space be designated for the exclusive use of the Green Historical Society for archival/work space.
Now that the decision to rebuild has officially been made, the process is just beginning from architectural drawings to final negiotation of insurance settlement before construction documents, contractor bid and so on can even begin. At this time, it is hard to determine when reconstruction could begin, but it is safe to say probably not until sometime in 2018.