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San Diego Landmark Gets Major Renovation

San Diego Landmark Gets Major Renovation

A groundbreaking event in the Kensington neighborhood of San Diego, CA marked Franklin Elementary School’s Modernization project, which will bring state-of-the-art classroom building and renovations to the nearly century old-site. C.W. Driver is the contractor for the project and Safdie Rabines, the architects.

The new classroom facility will include collaborative workspaces, a staff lounge and a student food services kitchen. Outdoor improvements include renovated playgrounds, a learning garden with a shade canopy and a bioretention basin with landscaping.

“We have worked hard to bring this project to fruition, with careful planning and design meetings with the school and the community,” said Kevin Beiser, Board of Education Trustee for District B. “Now it’s time to watch as our visions are brought to life. Our students and the Kensington community deserve it.”

Construction, which will integrate historical elements into the modernization, is scheduled to be completed in late 2024.


Inside The Story

C.W. DriverSafdie RabinesKevin Beiser

About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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