The Lindbergh Corporation Yard building is officially completed. That’s the new structure warehouse-like structure in what used to be a parking lot surrounded by portables behind the brick structure that used to house the Manteca Adult School on East North Street.
The total cost of building this architecturally challenged edifice – compared to one of Manteca’s historical and ornate building right next to it – is $2.56 million which includes the $104,080 incurred for planning costs. That’s about $70,000 less than the $2,632,765 originally budgeted for this construction project.
The Manteca Unified Board at their last meeting put a seal of completion on the project that ended the contract with the construction company, C.T. Brayton & Sons, Inc.
With corporation yard project done, this school district property which encompasses the entire city block bordered by East North Street, Lincoln Avenue, Sutter Street, and Garfield Avenue is once more in full business mode after being shuttered for several years. Now occupying the brick building facing East North Street is the district’s Health Services Department. In a complete reversal of locations, the Manteca Adult School is now located in the portable complex at the school district property on West Louise Avenue where Health Services once occupied.
The Adult School was pulled out of this location as a cost-cutting measure during the budget crisis. The only program allowed to remain was the automotive ROP program which still continues to operate in the same warehouse-type buildings along Garfield Avenue.
The portables that were located where the corporation yard is now standing were removed as surplus – four were deemed in poor condition and were set for demolition – with the remaining 17 that were in fair condition put up for sale. The $75,000 from that was used for abatement costs and removal of hazardous materials.
During the years the Lindbergh building was out of commission, the district explored several options which included having the space leased to the City of Manteca and the California State University, Stanislaus.