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									                                                    RE01A
                                   Maryland School for the Deaf


New Elementary, Family Education, and Student Support
Services Complex – Frederick Campus (Frederick)
GO Bonds                           $24,605,000       Recommendation:             Approve


Bill Text: Provide funds to complete design and to construct a new Elementary, Family Education,
and Student Services Complex on the Frederick Campus.

Program Description: There are three components to the proposed project.

         The new Elementary facility will replace the existing Kent-McCanner building, which
currently houses the elementary program. This facility has capacity for only 77 students, though
elementary enrollment is currently about 100 students. As a result, some students have been moved
into temporary classroom space created in the elementary dormitory.                The 41-year-old
Kent-McCanner building is also not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility
requirements, which is problematic considering the increasing number of students at Maryland
School for the Deaf (MSD) with multiple disabilities. The existing facility also is not centrally air
conditioned, and its age and configuration make it difficult to retrofit for information technology
infrastructure. MSD proposes demolishing the existing building in fiscal 2009 when it estimates new
facilities will be complete for all functions currently housed in Kent-McCanner.

        The new Student Support facility will consolidate services in one location. Currently, the
audiology and speech departments are located in the Kent-McCanner facility. The counseling
services are offered in the Ely Building, which also houses middle and high school classroom spaces,
creating student confidentiality concerns. The infirmary is currently in the Barry Hall Building,
which is slated for demolition to construct a new student center and cafeteria.

       The Family Education/Early Intervention building will provide a dedicated and appropriate
space for the Family Education/Early Intervention program. This program provides support and
intervention services for deaf children and their families. The current facilities are not designed for
the special services provided. The new facility will include specialized classrooms for infants,
toddlers, and pre-school students. The facility will also include speech and physical therapy rooms, a
learning center, a gross motor skills room, a multi-purpose group meeting room, and office and staff
space.




For further information contact: Jody J. Sprinkle                                 Phone: (410) 946-5530

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Comments: The Elementary, Family Education, and Student Support Complex represents the
combination of two projects previously budgeted and planned as separate construction projects.
Previous plans called for the construction of a $5 million Family Education building and the
construction of a $20.4 million Elementary and Student Services building. The projects have been
combined into one project to realize efficiencies in the design and construction of one building.
However, the new arrangement delays the construction schedule. Additional design and construction
time in fiscal 2007 is required, thereby delaying the original completion date of December 2007 to
May 2008.

        Funding needs have also increased. An additional $161,000 is included for design funds to
cover the cost of specialized architectural and engineering services. Also, an increase in the
escalation rates used to estimate the cost of the project increase the fiscal 2007 recommendation by an
additional $1,994,000.

        This project is one of several major projects proposed for the Frederick Campus in MSD’s
15-year master plan. This project would be the main building on a new, primarily early and
elementary education campus site on the Loats Farm property adjacent to the existing MSD campus.
MSD proposes expanding its campus to the Loats Farm property for several reasons. The expansion
would alleviate overcrowding and congestion problems on the existing site, provide additional
separation of age groups, and eliminate the need for young students to cross a busy intersection to
attend classes. Additionally, locating the new facilities on the adjacent site will minimize the impact
on programs during construction.

         The master plan for the Frederick campus also calls for a new student center and cafeteria
facility and new middle and high school dormitories on the existing MSD campus. MSD plans to
demolish the Kent-McCanner building housing the elementary school and the current cafeteria
facility, as well as the existing middle and high school dormitory facilities. The plan also includes
improved parking and vehicle access.




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Project Data
                                               ($ in Millions)

                          Prior            2007          2008         2009            2010        2011
  Description         Authorization       Request       Estimate     Estimate        Estimate    Estimate


Planning                     $1.974          $0.161         $0.000      $0.000          $0.000     $0.000

Construction                   0.000         24.444          0.000       0.000           0.000      0.000

Equipment                      0.000          0.000          1.250       0.000           0.000      0.000

Total                        $1.974         $24.605         $1.250      $0.000          $0.000     $0.000


Total Project Cost:                   $27,829,000     Cost Per Square Foot – Base:                     $142
Gross Square Footage:                     80,101      With Escalation and Contingencies:               $187
Approved Program Plan:                 12/29/2004     Estimated Completion Date:                  May 2008



Recommended Actions
        Approve.




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Executive’s Operating Budget Impact Statement
                                           ($ in Millions)

                                          FY 2007       FY 2008       FY 2009       FY 2010    FY 2011



Estimated Operating Cost                     $0.000          $0.067     $0.134        $0.134     $0.134

Estimated Staffing                                  0             3             3         3          3

         MSD estimates that upon the completion of the construction in fiscal 2008, the school will
need operational fund support totaling $67,000 in fiscal 2008, and $134,000 annually in the out-years
for utilities, maintenance, and housekeeping. Beginning in fiscal 2008, the school will also require
two cafeteria positions and one housekeeping position for the new complex.




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                                                                                            Appendix 1


                              Capital Project Cost Estimate Worksheet

Department:                 Maryland School for the Deaf
Project Number:             RE01(A)
Project Title:              New Elementary, Family Education and Student Support Complex
Analyst:                    Jody J. Sprinkle

Structure
New Construction:        63,735 Sq. Ft. X             $174.00    Sq. Ft. =            11,089,890
New Construction:        16,275 Sq. Ft. X             $162.00    Sq. Ft. =             2,636,550
Renovation:                   0 Sq. Ft. X               $0.00    Sq. Ft. =                     0
Renovation:                   0 Sq. Ft. X               $0.00    Sq. Ft. =                     0
Built-in Equipment                                                                             0
Demolition                                                                                     0
Information Technology   80,010 GSF X                     $5.00 GSF =                    400,050
Telecommunications                                                                             0
Miscellaneous-Other                                                                            0
Miscellaneous-Other                                                                            0
Miscellaneous-Other                                                                            0
SUBTOTAL                                                                              14,126,490
Regional Factor:        115.0%                                                         2,118,974
SUBTOTAL                                                                              16,245,464
Escalation to midpoint:    2.74 Yrs. X                    7.2%        =      19.68%    3,196,972
TOTAL COST OF STRUCTURE (Bid Cost)                                                    19,442,435

Site Work and Utilities
Site Improvements:   1,452,649 + regional factor + mid-point escalation                1,999,296
Utilities:             956,325 + regional factor + mid-point escalation                1,316,200
PROJECT SUBTOTAL (Bid Cost)                                                           22,757,931

Fees and Miscellaneous Costs
Green Building Premium                                    0.0%                                 0
Total Construction Contingency                            5.0%                         1,137,882
Inspection Cost:                                          2.2%                           500,668
Miscellaneous:              permits, V-E, commissioning                                  235,000
Miscellaneous:                                                                            48,000
Miscellaneous:              Equipment                                                  1,250,000
A/E Fee through construction phase @                      7.8%                         1,899,928
TOTAL COST OF PROJECT                                                                 27,829,409

Base cost per new square foot                                                              $142
Adjusted cost per new square foot (incl. escalation, contingencies & Green Bldg.)          $187
Base cost per renovated square foot                                                          $0
Adjusted cost per renovated square foot (incl. escalation, conting. & Green Bldg.)           $0


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