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Measure C Projects

Grand View Ribbon Cutting Picture
Measure C is the $114 million measure that will be used primarily at MBUSD elementary schools to improve infrastructure (including completing air conditioning for all classrooms), replace the Ladera campus at Grand View, and make improvements to each elementary site, based on the Facilities Master Plan developed by the District in 2015. 
  • Pacific Elementary and Mira Costa's modernization work under Measure C was completed over the summer of 2019.
  • Meadows and Robinson campus modernization work under Measure C was completed over the summer of 2020.
  • Preschool - Campus modernization work under Measure C was completed over the summer of 2021.
  • Grand View Elementary - Under construction through early 2023.
  • Pennekamp Elementary - Under construction through fall 2022.
  • Middle School Music Room Building - Under construction through fall 2022.
Please see below and check back here regularly for updates on these and the other campuses being improved under Measure C. Thank you!
Where we are:
  • April 20, 2022: The Board approved the final GMP for the MBMS Music Building project (click here). 
  • March 16, 2022: The Board approved the preliminary GMP for the MBMS Music Building project (click here).
  • March 1, 2022: Notice of Completion issued to Balfour Beatty for the MB Preschool Modernization Project.
  • September 1, 2021: The Board approved revised DLR proposal for the MBMS Music Building project (click here).
  • June 23, 2021: The Board approved the final GMP for the Pennekamp project (click here).
  • June 2, 2021: The Board approved the revised budget based on value engineering options for the Pennekamp project (click here).
  • May 19, 2021: The Board approved the final GMP for the MB Preschool project (click here).
  • May 5, 2021: Preliminary GMP for Pennekamp modernization approved (click here).
  • March 3, 2021: Final GMP for Grand View modernization was approved as well as reduced design package for MB Preschool with the addendums for Fire Alarm and Site Utilities upgrades (click here). 
  • February 24, 2021: The Board approved revisions to Measure C Grand View modernization and new construction project scope and budget. 
    February 3, 2021: The Board approved the Preschool's preliminary GMP of $4,068,110.00. Modernization is scheduled to begin over the summer of 2021.
  • February 3, 2021: Board reviewed the value engineering done for Grand View.  Options were outlined in this presentation. The Board will consider these options again at the Feb. 24th meeting. 
  • February 2021 - Meadows Elementary School Modernization project is substantially complete
  • January 2021 - Robinson Elementary School Modernization substantially complete.
  • October 21, 2020: Board selections Option B as placement and design of MBMS Music Expansion Project.  DRL Group's presentation can be viewed here: 20 10 21 DLR-MBMS Music Expansion Project
  • September/October 2020:  Finishing work continues on Grand View (Phase I), Meadows, and Robinson Elementary modernization projects.  
  • July 22, 2020: DLR Group presented updated design ideas for Pennekamp and MBMS. The Board directed staff to move forward with Pennekamp but requested additional information/options be presented at a future meeting for MBMS. The presentation may be viewed here: DLR Group 20 07 22 Board Presentation-PK & MBMS
  • May 26, 2020: Grand View, Meadows, and Robinson campuses closed to the public - Construction begins! Community flyers can be viewed here: Grand View - Meadows - Robinson
  • February 26, 2020: Preliminary GMPs for Grand View, Meadows, and Robinson Elementary, as well as scope amendments at Grand View, Pennekamp, and MB Preschool approved by the Board. Click here for agenda, GMPs, and presentation.
  • February 6, 2020: DSA approval of plans for Robinson Elementary School modernization received.
  • February 5, 2020: DSA approval of Meadows' modernization plans received. MBMS Schematic Design and remaining campuses scope/budget options presented to Board. DLR's 2/5/20 presentation can be viewed here
  • September 4, 2019: Board adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration for Grand View Elementary through Resolution 2019-21. The findings were filed with the County and State Clearinghouse, initiating a 30-day statute of limitation for challenges to the CEQA document, while simultaneously moving forward with the project otherwise. 
  • August 22, 2019: DLR Group presents the updated Design Development plans for Manhattan Beach Preschool, Grand View Elementary, and Pennekamp Elementary. The Board approved these plans.  DLR's presentation can be viewed here: DLR 19 08 22 presentation
  • August 21, 2019: Pacific Elementary opens its doors to a modernized campus!
  • July 2, 2019: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study published for public review.  Please click here to review the full study: 
  • June 14, 2019: Pacfic Elementary School campus turned over to Balfour Beatty for modernization for the summer.  The campus is closed to the public. Pacific Construction Notice (click here).
  • June 5, 2019: DLR Group presents an update on the Mira Costa HS and Pacific Elementary modernization projects, as well as Design Development plans for Meadows, Robinson and the Manhattan Beach Preschool modernization projects. The presentation may be viewed here: DLR 19 06 05 presentation.
  • April 17, 2019: DLR Group presents and discusses schematic designs for Meadows, Pennekamp, Robinson, and MB Preschool to the Board.
  • January 23, 2019: DLR Group presents and discusses the potential value of using off-site construction options at regular Board meeting.
  • December 12, 2018: DLR Group presents Measure C project updates at regular Board meeting.
  • November & December 2018: Security fencing construction underway at Mira Costa, Pennekamp, Pacific, and Grand View. (click link for flyer update.)
  • October 30, 2018: Second community meeting to review Grand View Schematic design
  • October 10, 2018: Grand Views' modernization schematic design plan will be presented to the parents, neighbors and staff at 9 AM in the cafeteria.  Everyone from the community is welcome and encouraged to attend. 
  • September 2018: Following up on the security assessment performed in conjunction with the MBPD in March 2018, the fencing systems at Grand View, Pacific, Pennekamp and Mira Costa are in the final stages of approval, with installation scheduled to begin in October 2018. 
  • June 6, 2018: The Board approved the selection of Balfour-Beatty as the Lease-Leaseback construction management firm for Measure C projects.
  • May 16, 2018: The two "best-value" Lease-leaseback construction management firms identified through the April/May RFP and interview process will present their service proposals to the Board of Trustees at the regular Board of Trustees meeting. 
  • April/May 2018:  A Request for Proposals (RFP) was published in April 2018 requesting interested firms submit proposals for pre-construction and Lease-Leaseback Construction Management services for Measure C projects.  Proposals were due April 27, 2018. The four firms that submitted the top-rated proposals were interviewed by the selection committee on May 4, 2018.  
  • February 28, 2018: The MBUSD Board approved DLR's preliminary fee proposals based on the anticipated project scopes for all campuses.
  • January 10, 2018: Community meeting @ Grand View, Wednesday, January 10th at 8:30 AM - GV Cafeteria
  • December 14, 2017: Community meeting @ Pennekamp, Thursday, December 14th at 8:30 AM - Pennekamp Cafeteria
  • November 28, 2017 - DLR presented revised, draft scoping priorities based on the feedback received during the November 6, 2017 Board meeting. These revised scoping priorities can be found here.
  • November 6, 2017 - DLR presented a draft of the scoping priorities for Measure C projects at the regular Board meeting. The draft scoping priorities presentation can be found here.
  • May 2017 - DLR was selected as the Measure C project architects.