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Swinerton Builders Sacramento: September 11, 2013

Construction to begin on Jesuit High School campus

Along Fair Oaks Boulevard, a new representation of the divine spirit will soon begin to rise over what’s an empty lot.

Within a month, crews from Swinerton Builders in Sacramento will begin foundation work for a new 10,478-square-foot chapel to serve Jesuit High School in more ways than one.

Not only will the chapel serve the students and school community with events such as weddings and baptisms, the property it’s on will also be home to a new, more direct entrance and exit to the school from Fair Oaks Boulevard.

“It’s a piece the campus has been looking at for a long, long time,” said Alan Wolf, the Sacramento division manager for Swinerton. The new entrance will prompt installation of a new stoplight on Fair Oaks as well, he said.

The current entrances to Jesuit are on side streets from Fair Oaks Boulevard. Along with the new entrance, the chapel will allow the school to increase the maximum number of students, to 1,100 from 1,000.

Wolf said the single-story chapel should be an attractive building, but it’ll be a bit set back from Fair Oaks. It’s the kind of project he said his company would like to do more of, he said.

“We built other buildings at Jesuit years ago, so we’re happy to be back on campus,” he said. The chapel will not be available to the public for events, according to an agenda item for its approval before the Sacramento County planning commission earlier this summer.

Site grading is already underway; Wolf said he expects about a 10-month construction schedule once building work formally gets underway, pegging the new chapel’s opening at the third quarter of next year.

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