Hosted by Metro Council members Sheri Weiner and Dave Rosenberg, along with Rep. Bo Mitchell, District 50 representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and District 9 school board member Amy Frogge, the hour-long presentation will provide updates on the high school’s design and construction process. The community is invited to attend the 6:30 p.m. event on March 7th at the current Hillwood High School, 400 Davidson Road, Nashville.
The Nashville School Board approved the relocation of Hillwood High School to Bellevue, and Mayor David Briley and Metro Council agreed to fund the purchase of the Hope Park site in 2017. The 288-acre Hope Park site opened in 2001. The sale of the church property allows a parcel to go to Metro Parks, which has plans for trails, a greenway and other uses. The new high school will have ample room for athletic fields and outdoor amenities.
The current Hillwood High School was built in 1953. In subsequent years Hillwood underwent ten additions that made it the structure it is today, with the addition of several modular, portable classroom buildings. However, the school has been beset with a host of electrical and other issues, creating the desire to rebuild. According to the website, Build it in Bellevue, the new state-of-the-art building will provide students throughout the Hillwood cluster – and those who live elsewhere but wish to take advantage of the high school – a safe, modern setting to learn and grow and prepare for the next stage in their lives.
The meeting goes from 6:30-7:30 PM, and the new plans will be shared as they become available. To learn about the project and how you can get involved, you can subscribe to their mailing list for updates and information.