Anne Arundel County Breaks Ground on Tyler Heights Elementary School

Construction to revitalize Anne Arundel County Public School’s (AACPS) Tyler Elementary School has officially begun. County officials took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking on October 29 for the long-awaited renovation and expansion project. CBRE | Heery was recognized as the Construction Manager for the project and joined local and state officials, AACPS representatives, and Tyler Heights staff to celebrate this ever-important milestone.

Pictured left to right: CBRE | Heery Project Superintendent Mike Neuvel, CBRE | Heery Senior Managing Director Bob Holt, CBRE | Heery Managing Director Scott Martin, and CBRE | Heery Construction Project Manager John Kambic.

The building which opened in 1962, is the same building that students attend today. Currently, the school has more than a dozen portable classrooms and sends its pre-kindergarten class to another school. The 88,000 square foot revitalization project will help relieve crowding while significantly updating the aging school building. Upgrades to the school’s plumbing, mechanical and other systems will help to eliminate long overdue maintenance issues.

Tyler Heights is one of three District schools currently undergoing revitalizations. A 2015 facilities utilization study by MGT listed the Tyler Heights, Edgewater, and Richard Henry Lee Elementary schools as among the worst in the county for building condition. Funded by the JumpStart Anne Arundel capital project financing program, the budget allowed for a fast-tracked construction time table for these projects, with occupancy dates of September 2021.

Pictured left to right: CBRE | Heery Managing Director Scott Martin, AACPS Director of Facilities Lisa Seaman-Crawford, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Superintendent of Schools George Arlotto, CBRE | Heery Senior Managing Director Bob Holt, Anne Arundel County Councilman Chris Trumbauer, Maryland Speaker House Speaker Mike Busch,  AACPS Supervisor for Planning, Design & Construction Kyle Ruef, and Tyler Heights Elementary School Principal Julia Walsh.