Proposed New Improvements
New Auditorium and Classroom Building
RCHS will see the construction of a new 22,500 square foot, 800 seat Auditorium. The Auditorium will be located in the school's existing entry plaza along Lark Avenue. The primarily single story building features four additional teaching stations including drama, choral, and general instruction. A scene shop, lobby, ticket booth, and public restrooms support the auditorium space. The building features a full stage (but no fly tower) with a complete rigging, lighting, and sound system. The house floor is a simple sloped design with excellent sight lines for the entire audience. A technical catwalk level is included above the house and stage and provides access to the follow-spot booth above the dedicated A/V control room.
New On-campus Stadium Athletic Field Improvements
RHCS will see the construction of a new, 5,000 seat football stadium. The stadium will be located on the site of the current track/field, with the existing concrete grandstand being converted into a 2,000 seat visitor side and a new, freestanding, 3,000 seat home side with press box being erected on the south side of the field. An artificial field, 9 lane synthetic track, athletic field lighting, scoreboard, and P.A. system are included. The stadium features a 7,000 square foot entry, restroom, ticket, concession, and health classroom which will sit at the east of the stadium on the current basketball courts. The old health classroom (at the west end) will be repurposed into storage and instructional space.
The project also includes a complete re-working of the southern athletic field tier (baseball, softball, and practice fields) along with a new 200 stall parking lot at the corner of Rochester Avenue and Victoria Park Lane.