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The Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission approved another round of demolitions for the Jefferson City School District's new athletics facility.

The four reviewed Tuesday should be the last properties the school district plans to demolish to build a new athletics facility.

Frank Underwood, director of facilities for the school district, said this should be the last round of demolition requests.

The city has received 34 demolition requests for the project.

Rachel Senzee, neighborhood services supervisor for Jefferson City, said the school district has received 30 demolition permits and has completed most demolitions.

The commission reviewed requests for 419 Oberman Place and 421 Oberman Place, 424 Union St. and 1114 Jackson St. All four are less than 100 years old.

Jefferson City High School's facilities construction will include a baseball and softball field with dugouts, bullpens, batting cages and bleachers; a press box, concessions, restrooms and storage facilities for use between fields; a soccer field with lighting and home and visitor bleachers; a tennis complex with eight tennis courts; a pavilion with restrooms, concessions, storage and a viewing deck; and elevation of visitor bleachers at Adkins Stadium.

The district started purchasing properties near Jefferson City High School after the May 2019 tornado damaged a good number in the area.

Excavation of the site is expected to start at the end of this month, with an estimated construction completion date in January.

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