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Jacksonville, FL (2019)

North Florida School of Special Education

New construction 32,000 sq. ft. facility that now houses eight classrooms, four therapy rooms, a library, a fine arts complex, a full-sized gymnasium and a commercial teaching kitchen.

Investment

  • NMTC Amount: $10,250,000
  • Total Project Cost: $11,830,777

IMPACT

  • 118 FTE jobs
  • 150 construction jobs
  • 190 K-22 students served and 70 post-graduate students (age 22+) served.

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Project Description

Founded in 1992, the NFSSE, a nonprofit, private school serves students with intellectual and developmental differences between the ages of 6-22, and also offers a post-graduate program for young adults between the ages of 22-40. NFSSE’s development plan will reshape the footprint of the school campus and will include renovations to an existing building, construction of a new structure and significant site work. The centerpiece of the project is  a new construction 32,000 sq. ft. facility that now houses eight classrooms, four therapy rooms, a library, a fine arts complex, a full-sized gymnasium and a commercial teaching kitchen. Extensive upgrades were undertaken on the existing school facility structure to modernize it for programmatic and academic uses. As the school campus will increase from 3.1 to 7.62 acres, planned site work will enhance the continuity of the school grounds and will incorporate a therapeutic equestrian center barn and covered arena. NFSSE students and post-graduates have the opportunity to participate in and learn important job and life skills through micro-enterprises. These micro-enterprises include: Berry Good Farms; Berry Good Farms on the Go Food Truck; Berry Good Farms Mobile Market; Barking Biscuits, The Culinary Café; and Art With Soul.

MAP

Address: 223 Mill Creek Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Census Tract: 12031015502

Voices from the Community

The NMTC helped us complete the funding we needed to build a 32,000 sq.foot lower school campus/urban equestrian center for children who have intellectual and developmental differences. This will enable us to provide academic resources not only to our students but will serve as a therapeutic recreation center to our community. NMTC has been a gift to the Jacksonville Community!

-Sally Hazelip, Head of School, North Florida School of Special Education, Jacksonville, Florida

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