March 2019 Construction Updates

Posted February 27, 2019

PRAIRIE LANE ELEMENTARY

Design work continues to progress at Prairie Lane! District leaders and Project Advocates are planning to present Design Development plans to the Board of Education for approval in March. A Request For Quotes for Contractors has also been issued and posted online (click here for more details); a bid will be selected in March. Construction on the extensive renovation and additions at Prairie Lane will begin June 1.

 

SWANSON ELEMENTARY

Crews are currently installing drywall in the classroom wing at the new Swanson! Metal stud framing is now happening all through the school. Crews continue to install mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins throughout, and exterior windows are now being installed. Crews have started installation of the underground piping for the storm system on th exterior of the building. They are also beginning work on the brick veneer on the south side of the building.

 

WESTBROOK/WESTSIDE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Work is progressing at Westbrook Elementary, the site of the Westside Boys & Girls Club! Crews are wrapping up steel roof installation on the learning center, and they continue work on masonry and the brick veneer. Temporary heating is being utilized to allow for the slab on grade installation in the lower level.

 

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.

Board Approves Prairie Lane Concept Design

Posted October 23, 2018

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.

For more details about plans for Prairie Lane Elementary or the District Facilities Master Plan, click here.