Second Public Meeting Seeks Design Input on Columbia Elementary

Vigil and Associates, the architectural firm contracted by Las Cruces Public Schools to design the new Columbia Elementary School, will host a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 at  6 p.m. to gather additional input on what parents, staff and the community would like to see in the new construction of the school.  

This is the second meeting Vigil and Associates has hosted to gather public input. The firm will provide a project update on the design using feedback from an initial public input meeting held Aug. 31. They will also present results from a student and staff input session held Oct. 10.  

Columbia Elementary was closed in 2018 because of a mold infestation. Demolition of the building was completed earlier this year.   

The Oct. 27 meeting will be held at Vista Middle School, 4465 Elks Drive, which is near the Columbia Elementary site. The new school has been approved for 752 students, up from the former population of approximately 550.