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The new campus for Saline Area Schools included a site of approximately 250 acres to accommodate a new high school and elementary school and was the third largest school construction project in the State of Michigan at the time. Beckett & Raeder, Inc. was brought on for all site development for the new campus.


Site development for the schools included parking, walks, and landscaping for the high school and elementary school, and a new athletic campus for the high school. The athletics portion of the site included an earth integrated synthetic turf football and marching band field, and a separate new soccer and track and field facility. Both areas have dedicated bleachers and are served by a common press box. Also included in the design are varsity and practice baseball and softball facilities with bleachers for each. Additionally, separate fields were planned for physical education use. Other site improvements included playground facilities for the elementary school. All facilities were designed for barrier-free access and use in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Michigan Building Code.


Infrastructure improvements included engineering of sanitary and water utilities to the site, a stormwater detention system, and a new public road network within the campus. The stormwater system was engineered in accord with the rules and regulations of the Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner and included a native planting scheme within the detention areas. The road network was engineered in accordance with the requirements of the Washtenaw County Road Commission, and included measures to address the need for traffic calming within the site. Specifically, some of these measures included the first two roundabouts to be constructed in Washtenaw County, attention to site signage, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Saline Area Schools Campus
Saline, Michigan
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