Howard Middle School has completed the designs for a long-awaited renovation of its campus in downtown Orlando and Bungalower just got our hands on the renderings via Orange County Public Schools.

Orange County Public Schools announced the pending renovations in May 2022, with a list of improvements ranging from new roofing, updated lighting, tile work, flooring, air conditioning, and updated bathrooms.

Other improvements to be included are:

  • ADA access to the athletic fields and Robinson Street
  • Resurfaced track and re-sodded athletic field
  • Lighting at the track parking lot
  • Resurfaced staff and visitor parking
  • More security added at entry points
  • Upgraded stormwater drainage
  • A redesigned entryway at the gymnasium
  • Repairing retaining walls
  • Reconstruction of the main school courtyard, including new paving, better lighting, outdoor seating and dining areas, landscaping, and new basketball courts. The fencing and planter walls will be restored as well.

The school was designed by Howard M. Reynolds and opened in 1927, with a gymnasium being added in the late 1930s, and a cafeteria and band room added in 1948. The campus went through a major renovation in 2000.

Work will be carried out in phases and is expected to conclude by the end of 2025, with the first phase kicking off this month and lasting through August 2024.

The following renderings were shared at a community meeting hosted on May 15 by Orange County Public Schools.

Brendan O'Connor

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