Facilities Master Plan
Imagine OPRF is our five-phase, long-term capital projects plan, created by the Imagine OPRF Work Group. The group was formed in 2017 and was charged by the Board of Education with making recommendations for a fiscally responsible facilities plan that supports equity and current and future academic programming needs.
The core Imagine team comprised 30 community members and 10 employees, who conducted a year and a half of intensive research with hundreds of stakeholders. This community-based process produced a multi-phase plan that upholds three guiding principles: to be needs driven, student centered, and equity focused.
Imagine OPRF Project 2
Click here for an FAQ about Project 2.
On April 27, 2023, the Board of Education unanimously approved funding the $102 million cost of Imagine OPRF Project 2 with a combination of cash reserves, philanthropic donations, and debt certificates. The funding plan does not require a referendum and clears the way for the project to break ground in summer 2024, with expected completion in summer 2026
The second phase of Imagine OPRF focuses on building a new physical education wing at the southeast (Scoville and Lake) corner of the building. This will replace the current structure there and does not include the Fieldhouse.
Click here to see the April 13, 2023, Board presentation, which includes the schematic design with floor plans for Project 2. The replacement wing will include:
- A 25-yard x 40-yard pool and spectator balcony to replace the two current pools, which were built in 1928
- Larger, flexible, multi-use gyms that can serve as a competition space and replace small, limited use gyms
- All-gender locker rooms for gender non-conforming students
- Performing arts dressing rooms (boys, girls, and all gender)
- An elevator that complies with accessibility requirements
- A multi-purpose/dance gym
- A weight room
- Boys locker rooms to replace the current ones, which have a host of issues (poor ventilation, plumbing problems, inadequate toilet space, etc.)
- Girls locker rooms
- PE classrooms, PE and athletics offices, PE equipment storage and a conference room to replace the ones removed during demolition
- Improvements to the performing arts green room, which does not meet student needs
- Costume shop/storage, prop shop/storage
- An expanded treatment room for athletic trainers that addresses inadequate space and inaccessibility issues
- Student commons and pre-function space
- Gre en roof to manage stormwater runoff
Project 2 will accommodate some functions that currently are in the southwest Physical Education area of the building, including boys locker rooms, the West Pool, and the trainer’s room. This will make space for moving performing arts to the southwest area of the building, which is called for in the conceptual design for Project 3.
The funding plan that the Board approved involves borrowing $45.3 million in debt certificates, which do not require a referendum nor create an additional tax levy. Instead, the debt certificates will be repaid from the district’s annual operating budget in annual increments of $3.5 million over a period of 20 years. The funding plan also includes $44.2 million from cash reserves and $12.5 million in donations raised by the Imagine Foundation.
- Folder of Information for Neighbors
- Project 2 FAQ
- Project 2 Board Presentation with Floor Plans (April 13, 2023)
- Track and Fields Project
- Project 1 Before and After Photos
- What's in Projects 1-5?
PE Facilities Are Learning Spaces
Learn more in these short, powerful videos featuring OPRFHS Physical Education teachers: