Building Update Blog

  • Building Update | June 10, 2020

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 6/10/2020

    Check out recent drone footage of the construction progress at North Park Elementary!

     

     
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  • Building Update | May 6, 2020

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 5/6/2020

    Columbia Heights High School

    The new band room is complete and classes began using the space shortly thereafter -- prior to the distance learning period.

    The Performing Arts Center and gymnasium have both reached the final stage in the remodeling process. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, final walk-throughs will be completed and the spaces will be cleared to open.

    North Park Elementary

    Construction at North Park Elementary continues with anticipated completion in August 2020. The classroom and cafeteria additions are almost completely enclosed. Specific developments include:

    • Brick work is almost completed -- slight delays due to COVID-19 restrictions
    • Windows in classroom addition and cafeteria are being completed.
    • HVAC and plumbing within the additions are nearly completed
    • Framing in classroom and cafeteria additions is up and sheetrock is in progress
    • Painting and tile work is well underway in the classroom additions

    Remodeling of the main building is four weeks ahead of schedule due to increased access of the school building resulting from COVID-19 school closures. Site work on the driveways, parking, playgrounds and landscaping is also underway.

    Check out recent drone footage of the construction progress at North Park Elementary!

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  • Building Update | March 31, 2020

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 3/31/2020

    Lots of progress has been made at North Park Elementary! Check out recent drone footage showing the new cafeteria and classroom.

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  • North Park Site Update

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 2/4/2020

    Lots of progress has been made at North Park Elementary! Check out what aspects of the projects have been finished, what's to come and recent drone footage of the construction progress!

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    CURRENT/UPCOMING MONTH

    Classroom Addition
    • Foundation complete
    • Framing complete
    • Pre-cast concrete floor/roof complete
    • Exterior framing and sheathing underway
    Cafeteria Addition
    • Foundation complete
    • Framing complete
    • Exterior framing complete
    Interior Remodel East Side
    • Demolition 90% complete
    • Exterior openings being removed


    Classroom Addition
    • Air Barrier on exterior walls
    • Masonry on exterior walls
    • Roofing
    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in
    Cafeteria Addition
    • Exterior sheathing
    • Air Barrier on exterior walls
    • Masonry on exterior walls
    • Roofing
    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in
    Interior Remodel East Side
    • Finish demolition
    • Interior walls
    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in

     
    View the full update and photos from Kraus-Anderson.

     

     
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  • Columbia Heights High School Site Update

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 12/18/2019

    Lots of progress has been made at Columbia Heights High School!

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    CURRENT/UPCOMING MONTH

    Band Room Addition

    • Painting is complete (thank you U.S. Bank volunteers!) and practice room ceilings have been installed.
    • Acoustic wall panel and floor installation is underway.

    Auditorium Remodel

    • Acoustical ceiling clouds have been patched and painted.
    • House lights and ADA-compliant lift have been installed.
    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in, stage flooring and painting are all underway.

    Gym Stage Remodel

    • The stage has been ordered.
    • Field verification is complete.
    • Light demolition is underway.

    Band Room Addition

    • Acoustic wall panels
    • Marker/tack board installation
    • Lighting
    • Flooring
    • Ceilings

    Auditorium Remodel

    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in
    • Stage stairs
    • Rigging
    • Performance lighting and sound installation
    • Stage flooring
    • Dress room casework and mirror installation

    Gym Stage Remodel

    • Sound and lighting layout
    • Electrical rough-in

     
    Take a look at all of the recent updates and photos!

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  • Drone Footage of North Park Construction Progress

    Posted by KAILYN JOHNSON on 11/5/2019

     On Dec. 19, drone footage was taken of the construction progress at North Park Elementary School. In the video, you can see the work that's been made on the cafeteria and classroom additions.  

    On Oct. 30, drone footage was taken of the construction progress at North Park Elementary School. In the video, you can see the work that's been made on the cafeteria and classroom additions. 

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  • Construction on Bond Referendum Projects Begins

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 10/12/2019

    In November 2018, voters passed three bond referendum questions. The requests were for a bond not to exceed $17,013,311 for safety, security and modernization of educational spaces at North Park Elementary School (NP) and Columbia Heights High School (CHHS). The Bond Referendum has now moved into the building stage beginning with ground breaking celebrations at both sites in late August.

    The addition of the CHHS band room and the renovated performing art spaces are scheduled to be completed by February 2020. The extensive renovations at North Park Elementary are scheduled to be completed by September 2020.

    “With the start of the school year and seeing the construction start – everyone is looking forward to seeing the end result. Kids, staff…everybody is excited,” said CHHS Principal Dan Wrobleski.

    “We can’t wait until the end so we can use these great new facilities! NP Principal Jeff Cacek noted the school is embracing a year of construction. “We’re so excited about the renovations,” he said.

    NP Groundbreaking 2019  HS Groundbreaking 2019

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