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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 

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 Updates:

July 6, 2021: Working with the contractor on materials ordering and shop drawing verification. Installation will begin in August.

June 4, 2021: Construction Results Corporation has been contracted for the rooftop equipment sound attenuation project.  The new panels will be installed on the exterior of the existing louvers.  The materials are in the process of being procured.  Installation will begin around August 1, 2021 and be completed by mid-August.  Sound testing will occur before and after the work to verify results.

January 27, 2021: Sound reduction panels are being designed for east rooftop HVAC equipment.  The new panels will be installed to the interior of the existing platform louvers.  Construction Summer 2021.  

June 4, 2020: Punchlist items are in final stages as the project approaches completion. Lighting installation is in process at the entry canopy. Sprint T-Mobile to complete construction of their cellular equipment shed this summer. 

April 8, 2020: Project punch list items continue. Planned spring work includes stripping at the outdoor basketball court, completing the lighting panels at the entry canopy, and completion of the cellular updates by Sprint. 

March 4, 2020: Project is completing interior and mechanical punch list items. Minor exterior punch list items to be completed this spring. Cellular antennae and network equipment is in process by the cellular provider. 

February 4, 2020: Sprint will be upgrading cellular equipment at Jefferson School Winter/Spring 2020. Project is completing punch list items. Final project completion will be Spring 2020.

August 16, 2019: Project is in process of forming the new parking lot. Upper lot with guest parking-curbs are in, and final grade is set for base coat of asphalt. For the lower lot, much of the grade and storm water work is completed. Soon pouring final footing and last segment of retaining wall. New boilers have been placed in boiler room and piping is in process. 

July 16, 2019: Five new air handlers were installed. Demolition of the school smokestack is complete and is followed by site excavation, and existing boiler room demolition. 

May 30, 2019: Starting June 10th, demolition on the chimney completed, demolition of boiler room begins, site storm drain work, reconfigure parking lot to flow from Hennepin ave.,  through to Emerson ave., new entry canopy construction, and interior mechanical work and finishes. 

April 9, 2019: Starting May 2019, demolition begins on the school smoke stack. 

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.

Project Schedule (subject to change):

Construction:  Winter 2017 / Spring 2018 

General Contractor: Morcon Construction

Completion: Spring 2020

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