Toledo School for the Arts launches $6.8 million renovation project

Toledo School for the Arts is getting a new look, as well as an additional building, as part of a $6.8 million renovation project that organizers say will allow the school to accept more students, add more programs, and modernize the corridor along Adams Street.

The project consists of adding a new annex building along Adams Street and remodeling the entire front of the current building along the street with large, garage door-style windows that will open the school to the public.

Organizers plan to hold performances and concerts in that space and make it available to passersby to walk in and view the school’s art gallery or browse its gift shop and kiln glass studio/makers space. Inside, the school will modernize its cafeteria to appear more like a cafe, add a student lounge, upgrade the video studio, film sound stage, and other labs and performance spaces.

Construction is slated to start next spring and be completed before the start of the 2022-23 school year, Mr. Mead said Friday during a news conference at the school. That work isn’t expected to affect nearby traffic, although students and staff will have to put up with construction noise.

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