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Groundbreaking scheduled for Lompoc’s Huyck stadium renovation

Huyck Renovation

LOMPOC, Calif. -- Lompoc Unified School District board members took the final step before ground breaks at Huyck stadium. 

“This is a historic event for Lompoc and for the community, for our students, for our athletes," said Doug Sorum of LUSD. "Not just today, but for many generations to come."

The project scope includes an upgrade to an artificial turf field, all-weather rubberized 9-lane track, new track and field amenities, a community exercise zone with outdoor exercise equipment, new filtered water drinking fountains, security cameras and some lighting. The project will also include donor recognition including the “Foundation of the Community” donor brick paver walkway and “Pillars of the Community” concrete columns. Over 200 individual bricks have been sold to members of the community. 

At the beginning of the summer, the School Board unanimously awarded the project to contractor Byrom-Davey Inc., owned by Santa Ynez native Steve Davey. Months of negotiation between the District, the contractor and community stakeholders followed.

During this time, the District also awaited project approval from the California Department of Architecture. All items fell into place allowing District staff to provide a School Board action item for the November 12 meeting requesting and receiving approval of a defined scope of work for the project, a “Lease-Leaseback” agreement with Byrom-Davey Inc. and a guaranteed maximum price for project completion.

During Tuesday's Board Meeting, committee members from the Campaign for the Lompoc Community Track & Field and the Rotary Club presented an initial donation check for $1,200,000.

“The donation that LUSD received last night is the single largest donation the district has ever received, and of course that is just one of two installments," said Sorum.

An additional donation of $450,000 will be provided by the committee upon project completion. Project leaders say the Chumash were the first financial supporters of the renovation plans, and the Lompoc Rotary Club was the first local community organization to give to the project.

The project is set to break ground on or around November 25th, and completion of the project is anticipated by May 2020.

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