North Hollywood High School is embarking on a $250 million modernization project starting mid 2020. Because some members of our community are in the attendance boundaries for North Hollywood High School, GVGC Board Member Joanne D’Antonio attended the community meeting on September 5, 2019 to better understand the impact of the project on our community.
She reports that the plan is to retain and upgrade the historic buildings, Kennedy, Frazier and the Library. There will be some improvements to the cafeteria. New utilities will be installed for the entire campus. All other buildings will be removed and replaced over two two-year periods to minimize impacts on students.
New buildings will include an 800 seat auditorium with band, dance classrooms, 2-story gym building at north end of campus; new classroom building on Colfax north of Kennedy to replace all portable classrooms.
Sixty of the 272 campus trees will be removed (49 for construction, 11 for health reasons). Randolph Hall will be demolished which will result in the loss of the surrounding trees and the oak trees in the parking lot, which is being re-graded. The large trees along Magnolia, on Colfax near Magnolia, and those in the quad are to be preserved. Replanting is to bring the tree count to 365.