One unpopular option being considered is to knock down the school district-owned Massey Theatre and build the new school there. Another is to somehow build the new school around the historic theatre but doing so would still run the risk of uncovering more bodies, says Margot Barton of the District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC).
“If a shovel comes up with three skulls and a jawbone, that’s going to be a big problem,” said Barton.
She believes the best solution, although far from ideal, is to demolish Mercer Stadium and the adjacent skateboard park and build a new school there.
The new stadium could be built at nearby Moody Park. Because it builds on Mercer, saves Massey, and looks to Moody Park for a solution, the parents have tagged the idea the “3M” proposal.