After sustaining significant damage in the 2020 earthquake, and settling with the district’s insurance provider, the Granite Board of Education has opted to rebuild West Lake Junior High School on its original site.
The new West Lake building will take advantage of architectural plans from an existing Utah middle school building. That school (Hidden Valley Middle School) was completed in 2020, and uses a next-generation layout that supports current and future learning activities. Enhanced security is a priority, and learning communities are simplified to increase the usable collaborative and breakout spaces while reducing the overall building area and building cost.
- August/September 2021 – Building abatement
- October/November 2021 – Building demolition
- Mid-November 2021 – New building plans finalized
- January 2022 – Construction bids received; construction commences in line with winning bid