In September 2008, Central Intermediate School, located on a riverbank, flooded and was condemned by the Regional Office of Education.
GreenAssociates assisted the District with immediate temporary classroom space and coordinated the conversion of an abandoned Wal-Mart store into an interim school which was opened in the fall of 2009. In February 2010, the City of Ottawa passed a referendum to rebuild Central School. GreenAssociates continued to work with the Administration and Community in the designing of the replacement building.
The new school educates students in a 2-story 20 room wing that includes computer labs, special education lab and classrooms. A library/media center and instructional technology lab support the learning spaces while fine arts will be housed in a dedicated art room. Band and chorus rooms, with practice spaces will support the performing arts. A 2-station gym has bleacher seating for 600 while the cafetorium and stage with seating for 650 plus.