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Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center is scheduled to undergo a renovation and expansion starting as outlined below. To received periodic updates on project milestones and other news please sign up to receive e-alerts.

School Location: 1421 Spruce Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Scope of Work

Upgrade lunchroom and kitchen facilities to reflect current District food service operations, and enhance student safety through the relocation of the school office and redesign of the main building entrance. Replace certain building systems that are beyond their system lifecycle.

Project Updates:

June 4, 2020: Interior work continues on constructing the new kitchen which includes existing space plus the expansion into the new addition.  The canopy was recently installed at the main entrance and work continues at the entry with electrical, lighting, roofing, and painting.  The cafeteria floor was recently sanded and refinished - wall painting to follow.  Exterior work includes installation of a new monument sign, a new flag pole, fencing, and concrete work.  Asphalt parking lot patching to be completed later this summer.

April 8, 2020: Windows have been installed in the new gymnasium. Preparations continue for completing the new main entrance, installation of a new monument sign, and completion of the kitchen addition and cafeteria renovation. 

March 4, 2020: Store front doors have been installed at the new main entry and north gymnasium entrance. Gymnasium windows will begin installation during the week of spring break. The summer exterior sitework will be completed along with a main entry canopy, and the new kitchen and cafeteria work will be substantially completed. 

February 4, 2020: The new safe and welcoming entrance to be complete Winter 2020. The new gymnasium addition opened in January, after winter break. The gymnasium windows are scheduled for installation Winter 2020. Construction continues on the new kitchen expansion. Summer 2020, the new kitchen and construction will be complete. 

August 13, 2019: Most pre-cast walls have been placed and grouted for the loading dock, kitchen addition, and the new gymnasium. Work continues in existing kitchen space, to open for the beginning of this school year. The existing kitchen will continue to operate as a warming kitchen until the additional square footage is tied in next summer. 

July 16, 2019: The footings are being dug and installed for the new addition. The new media center space is near completion, and waiting on glazing and a new VAV for the HVAC installed in the main space. The old kitchen has been demoed and new wall openings have been cut through exterior and interior walls. The old media center abatement work and demo are in process to accommodate build-out of new office space.

May 30, 2019: Starting June 10th, construction equipment will begin mobilizing on site, excavation commences for footing work on gymnasium addition, construct the gym addition, storm water line work, curb-cut for the new parking lot exit to 14th St., reconfigure the parking lot for traffic flow and parking, new fencing installed in several locations, and construction begins on the new main entry. 

April 9, 2019: April 2019- Interior remodeling begins. June 2019- Excavation and footings for new gymnasium and loading dock additions. Summer 2019- Interior renovations continue. Construction takes place on gymnasium, dock addition, storm water connections, new fencing, and parking lot paving. 

November 21, 2018: Design is complete and will go out for bid by mid-December.  Project now includes upgrading the security and building management systems, parking lot, and hot water system.

October 10, 2018: Project is wrapping up design phase.  Construction bidding will start later on this fall.

July 12, 2018: Currently in design phase of project. Will provide more information and updates as project progresses to next phase.

Project Schedule (subject to change):

Design Contract Approval: March 13, 2018

Design: Spring / Summer 2018

Pre-Construction: Winter / Spring 2019

Construction:  Spring 2019

General Contractor: information coming

Completion: information coming

Emerson construction 2019
Emerson construction 2019
Emerson construction 2019
Emerson construction 2019