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Jefferson Community School
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Jefferson Community School is scheduled to undergo major renovations to its building and parking lot as outlined below.

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SCHOOL LOCATION: 1200 26th St. W., Minneapolis, MN. 55405

PROJECT UPDATE

November 21, 2018: Work is proceeding as scheduled.

October 10, 2018: The west half of the building is substantially complete with minor items remaining.  Work is proceeding in the 2nd floor east half of the building as well as work on the build-out of the new kitchen in the lower level of the building.  Once the new kitchen is completed, the old kitchen will be taken off line and the space reworked for new kitchen storage.  Construction continues in the mechanical spaces of the building and will be completed for the start of the coming heating season.  Work next spring/summer includes regrading the site, and tearing down the chimney and existing boiler room.  

August 24, 2018: The contractor is working diligently on this project with most of the new main entrance completed and the air conditioning for the west side of the building is anticipated to be operational at the start of the school year. The project is a multi-year project to air condition the entire building. Work will be performed during the school year as available so the entire building can be air conditioned by Summer 2019.

June 20, 2018: Establishing new entrance to building and moving main office to new entrance. Renovating air conditioning over summer months.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Air conditioning installed throughout the building.
  • Main entrance will be moved from the south side to the northwest corner of the building. Currently, the official main entrance is off 26th street (south side) which is closest to the main office, but door #5 on the northwest corner is more frequently used as a main entrance due to proximity to the upper parking lot. As a result, the school’s main entrance will be moved to be closer to door #5.
  • New main entrance will have an awning and promenade to serve as primary student pick up/drop off point.
  • Parking lot will be graded and sloped to remedy the current steep drop off. The adjustments to the drop off will allow for student bus pick up/drop off on school grounds instead of Emerson Ave. and 26th Street. A driveway loop will be added for easy student pick up/drop off.
  • Old smokestack, boiler room and coal room will be removed.

PROJECT SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Construction:  Winter 2017 / Spring 2018 

General Contractor: Morcon Construction

Completion: August 2019