Construction Updates January 2019

Posted December 20, 2018

PRAIRIE LANE

The Prairie Lane Design Advisory Committee continues to meet to discuss plans for the extensive renovation with additions to Prairie Lane. New updates, shared by TACKArchitects and Project Advocates,will be unveiled to the Board of Education and district leaders at a luncheon on January 11. Construction is set to begin in Summer of 2019.

 

SWANSON ELEMENTARY

Final framing and roofing continues at Swanson to create the signature “Butterfly Roof” at the building entrance and administration area. Crews are also starting exterior face brick installation on the learning bar portion of the building, and interior wall framing and rough in continues. Mechanical units are now installed and will become operational in early 2019.

 

WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY

Crews are installing steel on the upper level of the new Westside Boys & Girls Club at Westbrook. They will use the holiday break to take utilities/sewer across the driveway on the southwest corner of the building. Masonry work is continuing on the lower level. As weather permits, they will be pouring the concrete floor slabs and begin the exterior wall framing. Drone photos taken by our partners, Project Advocates, show this extensive work in progress from above.

Construction Updates: November 2018

Posted November 1, 2018

PRAIRIE LANE

The Westside Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve a concept design for Prairie Lane Elementary School. As part of our 2015 Facilities Master Plan, Prairie Lane will undergo extensive renovations and expansion, with construction beginning the Summer of 2019. Click here to view the concept design for Prairie Lane Elementary School.

TACKArchitects and Project Advocates facilitated the presentation, after gathering community input on wants and needs for the project. The Design Advisory Committee will continue to meet throughout this fall. Construction is set to begin in Summer of 2019.

 

SWANSON ELEMENTARY

Swanson Elementary is a buzz of activity. Structural Steel is being erected in the classroom wing, work on exterior metal framing continues, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are ongoing. Crews are installing exterior brick on the north side, concrete slabs are being poured and underground utilities have begun.

 

WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY
Activity at Westbrook Elementary continues through the construction on a new Westside Boys & Girls Club.  Masonry walls are being erected, exterior waterproofing is being installed, drain tile work is ongoing, and underground sanitary sewer lines are being installed on the west side of the site. Work on the storm sewer and water lines will begin in the next few weeks.

 

WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thank you to all who attended our Open House on October 8! Check back for a slideshow of photos from the event, showcasing this newly renovated and expanded building.

Construction Update: October 2018

Posted September 27, 2018

PRAIRIE LANE

District and project leaders hosted a Public Design Input Session at Prairie Lane on September 25. As part of our 2015 Facilities Master Plan, Prairie Lane will undergo extensive renovations and expansion, with construction beginning the Summer of 2019. TACKArchitects and Project Advocates facilitated the meeting, gathering community input on wants and needs for the project. The Design Advisory Committee will continue to meet throughout this fall.

 

SWANSON ELEMENTARY

Construction continues on the new Swanson Elementary.  Foundations are ongoing, underground Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing is ongoing.  Masonry walls on the North side of the project site continues to be installed. Structural steel erection is scheduled to re-commence late September.

 

WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY

The Westside Boys & Girls Club project at Westbrook, scheduled to last 14 months, is back on time! Rain slowed construction over the summer, but dry weather has helped crews this fall. Underground MEP is ongoing, and structural walls continue to be constructed.  Westside has also added a drop off/pick-up area and additional parking on the east side of the building, and the city of Omaha completed crosswalk improvements on both Robertson Drive and Western Avenue.

 

WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

We invite you to a public Open House at Westside Middle School to check out the now complete extensive renovations to the facility! District leaders and project leaders will be on hand to answer questions Monday October 8 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Westside Middle School Open House: October 8

Posted September 11, 2018

All families, students, staff and community members are invited to tour the newly remodeled Westside Middle School at an Open House event on Monday, October 8th. The building will be open from 6:00pm-8:00pm, with project leaders and administrators on hand to answer questions.

Westside Middle School has had extensive renovations as part of the Facilities Master Plan, approved by Westside voters through a bond issue in 2015. Among the new features are enhanced security and entrances, a state of the art media center, improved circulation and classroom sizes, and more. Students and staff have remained in the building throughout this process, which has spanned several years. For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Westside Community Schools facilities website.