The school board and city council are currently scheduled to vote on whether to proceed to the next step in the GMHS/MEH redevelopment project. A vote on whether or not to proceed and issue a detailed RFP is set for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 .
The community eventually will be asked to pass a bond referendum with a tax rate impact estimated to mean $0.15 RE tax starting in FY18 if the referendum passes ($112M). This tax rate is just to fund the construction of the GMHS/MEH campus. Note, the .15 RE increase does not include any other infrastructure requirements for City Hall, the library, roads, sidewalks, etc, which could increase the tax rate even more.
The tax rate could possibly be reduced by commercial development but the details of the commercial component are unknown at this time. Concerns have been voiced by parents about having commercial property on the school campus site.