January Construction Updates

Posted January 7, 2020

Thanks to good winter weather, we continue to make progress at the new Prairie Lane Elementary!


Vrana has begun grading at the site in preparation to begin installation of the foundations and geopiers (stabilized earth) below the gym. Crew members are also starting work on the new storm shelter additions.

We have received a few questions regarding the trees inside the construction zone. Each will be evaluated for tree health and safety to determine whether they will be kept or cleared.

Thank you for your continued support of Prairie Lane, and District 66!

Foundation Work Planned for Prairie Lane

Posted December 3, 2019

We are making great progress on the NEW Prairie Lane Elementary!

Vrana has received subcontractor bids for the project and is now finalizing procurement. You will start to see foundations in January dependant on weather conditions. We anticipate delivery of structural steel framing in March of 2020.

Thank you all for your continued support! 2020 will be an exciting year for our Prairie Lane community!

Westside Community Schools

UPDATE: Demolition continues at Prairie Lane

Posted November 13, 2019

Construction is moving along at the new Prairie Lane! Above ground demolition is now complete. Foundation work and site demolition is still in progress.

Construction drawings are being reviewed by the City for permitting. In addition, Vrana anticipates receiving subcontractor bids in the coming weeks and should have the subcontractor buyout complete by late-November.

To receive email updates about construction at the site of the new Prairie Lane Elementary School, please email paul.brandi@westside66.net

Original Prairie Lane Bricks Available

Posted October 16, 2019

Bricks from the original Prairie Lane Elementary School will be available to the public Monday, October 28 РMonday, November 4. A pile of bricks will be set up by the gate on the Hascall side of the school site at 11444 Hascall St. These are available on a first come, first served basis. We ask that each person only take one brick to ensure as many as possible for Prairie Lane alumni, neighbors, students and staff members.

Prairie Lane demolition and construction, October 9, 2019

The school is under construction as part of an extensive renovation and rebuilding process. The new Prairie Lane Elementary is slated to open to students in 2021. Click here for more information.

Demolition Underway At Prairie Lane

Posted October 1, 2019

Demolition at Prairie Lane Elementary continues; crews began tearing down parts of the building within the last two weeks. Photos of the progress are included below.

As noted in the new Design Development Plan, a majority of the building will be razed and replaced. Approximately 30% of the original school will be renovated.

Demolition of the existing building will be complete by the end of October. Construction documents will be issued for permitting and bidding the week of October 6, 2019.

A fence is now up around the construction area. Please note: the playground at Prairie Lane has been fenced off as well, as it is too close to demolition for children to play there safely.

Crews continue to tentatively plan on the new Prairie Lane opening to students in 2021.