Blake Real Estate Begins Construction On Eagle Academy Expansion

Project Includes New Gym and Indoor Pool Facility for Charter School

Blake Real Estate announced that construction has begun on a major expansion project at Eagle Academy, a Washington, DC public charter school located in Ward 8 at 3400 Wheeler Road, SE.  Blake serves as construction manager. Whiting-Turner is the general contractor and Shinberg-Levinas is the architect for the project.

The school’s 27,000-square-foot expansion facility will house a new gymnasium and indoor pool which will both be available for community use. 

According to Don Silverstein, Blake Real Estate Senior Vice President for Development, the new addition will be completed in the fall of 2013.

In 2011, the D.C. Government entered into a long term lease with Eagle Academy for its current location, the 60,000-square-foot former  McGogney Elementary School.  The project team completed the renovation of that structure in time for the start of this school year. 

The completed facility is designed for LEED Silver certification.

About Eagle Academy Public Charter School
Founded in 2003, Eagle Academy Public Charter School is Washington DC’s first early childhood public charter school. Eagle Academy is a high-performing community school and is the first exclusively early childhood charter school to receive accreditation from the Middle States Association for the Accreditation of Schools, Colleges, and Universities.  Eagle now offers high-quality educational programs for PreK through Grade 3 and provides children with the building blocks for a bright future.

About Blake Real Estate
Blake Real Estate is dedicated to providing superior service and the highest quality projects that consistently exceed clients’ expectations through innovation, teamwork, creativity, and experience.  The firm specializes in leasing, consulting, development, property management, and construction management.

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