Old Watauga High School Site

NewApp
Posts: 3648
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 am
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 280 times
Been thanked: 238 times

Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by NewApp » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:10 pm

https://www.wataugademocrat.com/news/ap ... 9fca0.html

See Drawing Proposal Diagram in above link

BOONE — A hotel and conference center supporting athletic events and seminars, housing, parking, collaborative academic spaces and mixed-use projects are on the short list of potential Appalachian State developments at the old Watauga High School property, in addition to a track, tennis and softball facilities.

The long-range plans for the property are to be presented to the University of North Carolina system Board of Governors this week as Appalachian State seeks Millennial Campus designation for the 75-acre old WHS site, the 2.1-acre Legends site, a 0.6- acre Howard Street property, 5.5-acre Appalachian Panhellenic Hall site and 6.7-acre expansion of the existing University Hall Millennial site.

Millennial Campus designation gives the university the flexibility to enter into agreements with private sector firms to develop campus properties, facilitates issuing bonds to finance development of the properties and allows the university to keep all revenues related to leasing space in the properties.


Gonzo said: "His high school-aged kids will forgive him for making them move when they park their brand new porches at Chapel Hill High School."

yosef95
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:19 pm
School: Appalachian State
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by yosef95 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:31 pm

Excited to hear this news. Really excited to here they may move the track. In the meantime, why dont they paint the track. Black maybe? That orange look is an eyesore



NewApp
Posts: 3648
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 am
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 280 times
Been thanked: 238 times

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by NewApp » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:35 pm

yosef95 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Excited to hear this news. Really excited to here they may move the track. In the meantime, why dont they paint the track. Black maybe? That orange look is an eyesore
If it's painted black, it will still look like a track. If green, it would kinda sorta blend in. Either way it would still not stand out quite as much.


Gonzo said: "His high school-aged kids will forgive him for making them move when they park their brand new porches at Chapel Hill High School."

yosef95
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:19 pm
School: Appalachian State
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by yosef95 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:38 pm

Oh, I know painting it black doesnt fix everything, just makes it look like less of an eyesore and would blend in better. That orange tract looks dated



User avatar
asu66
Posts: 25051
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2000 1:21 pm
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 731 times
Been thanked: 833 times

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by asu66 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:42 pm

This was posted more than two weeks ago. Glad to see you fellas catching up on the news. :D j/k

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14310


If it happens to the Apps, it happens to me!

User avatar
GregPercussion
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:01 pm
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by GregPercussion » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:54 pm

I'm pretty sure they've said that Owens and the Track are both being torn up after this season. Don't know what the track and field is doing in the meantime.



NewApp
Posts: 3648
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 am
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 280 times
Been thanked: 238 times

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by NewApp » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 pm

asu66 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:42 pm
This was posted more than two weeks ago. Glad to see you fellas catching up on the news. :D j/k

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14310
Yes, but I don't screen all your posts as you don't mine. Just this was the Watauga Democrat's article in Sunday's paper.


Gonzo said: "His high school-aged kids will forgive him for making them move when they park their brand new porches at Chapel Hill High School."

bigCasu
Posts: 5420
Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2002 3:32 pm
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 85 times
Been thanked: 513 times
Contact:

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by bigCasu » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:18 pm

GregPercussion wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:54 pm
I'm pretty sure they've said that Owens and the Track are both being torn up after this season. Don't know what the track and field is doing in the meantime.
Track will not completely be torn up this winter, only the part that will be torn up is in the way of construction of NEZ project. Track and Field will not have any home meets in Spring 2019.
Last edited by bigCasu on Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.



User avatar
HkyMtneer
Posts: 465
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:51 pm
School: Appalachian State
Location: Hickory, NC
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 52 times
Contact:

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by HkyMtneer » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:24 pm

bigCasu wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:18 pm
GregPercussion wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:54 pm
I'm pretty sure they've said that Owens and the Track are both being torn up after this season. Don't know what the track and field is doing in the meantime.
Track will not completely be torn up this winter, only the part that will be torn up is in the way of construction of NEZ project. Track and Field will not have any home matches in Spring 2019.
Is the thought behind that being the track could still be used for practice, for things like hurdles and the 100 and 200, for as long as possible?



bigCasu
Posts: 5420
Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2002 3:32 pm
School: Appalachian State
Has thanked: 85 times
Been thanked: 513 times
Contact:

Re: Old Watauga High School Site

Unread post by bigCasu » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 pm

HkyMtneer wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:24 pm
bigCasu wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:18 pm
GregPercussion wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:54 pm
I'm pretty sure they've said that Owens and the Track are both being torn up after this season. Don't know what the track and field is doing in the meantime.
Track will not completely be torn up this winter, only the part that will be torn up is in the way of construction of NEZ project. Track and Field will not have any home matches in Spring 2019.
Is the thought behind that being the track could still be used for practice, for things like hurdles and the 100 and 200, for as long as possible?
That is correct. We still need a track to practice on. Three-fourths of a track is better than no track at all. John Weaver retiring last year when he did was no coincidence with the impending construction.



Post Reply Previous topicNext topic

Return to “Appalachian Olympic Sports”

  • Who is online
  • In total there are 6 users online :: 1 registered, 0 hidden and 5 guests

    Most users ever online was 1551 on Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:31 pm

    Users browsing this forum: McLeansvilleAppFan and 5 guests