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Marcy Open School

Marcy Open School is scheduled to undergo a renovation and expansion as outlined below. To received periodic updates on project milestones and other news please sign up to receive e-alerts.

School Location: 415 4th Ave SE. Minneapolis, MN. 55414

Scope of Work

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

Project Updates:

August 16, 2019: The contractor has been authorized to complete the work within one continuous construction season. Demolition of interior rooms began this week. Project is tracking to be ready on time. 

July 16, 2019: Demolition of interior rooms began this week. Substantial completion set for August 9th, 2019.

July 12, 2019: There will be construction work at Marcy Open School on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. The contractors will be working indoors, and we do not anticipate disruptions to neighbors. Any complaint regarding this work can be received by Minneapolis Information and Services. 

June 24, 2019: Stahl Construction will be performing construction work at Marcy Open School on Monday, June 24th, starting at 6:00 pm until 11:59pm. The work included is as follows: concrete pour backs for plumbing updates. Any complaint regarding this work can be received by Minneapolis Information and Services. 

June 21, 2019: Stahl Construction will be performing construction work at Marcy Open School this Staurday June 22, 2019. The work will include, saw cutting beam pockets inside the school. Any complaint regarding this wok can be recieved by Minneapolis Information and Services. 

May 31, 3019: Stahl Construction will be performing construction work at Marcy Open School on Saturday, 6/1/19. The work inculded is as follows: Installing roof insulation at the Cafeteria addition roof. We will also be grading the interior soils within the addition and installing sand materials for the concrete floors. 

May 2, 2019: There will be work at Marcy Open School this Saturday, May 4th that will include concrete work, forming and pouring footings, and installing block walls. Work will start no earlier than 9:00 a.m..

February 28, 2019: Construction is anticipated to begin on Friday, March 29th. The Path to Peace / Terry Labyrinth will be documented, carefully removed, and stored before major demolition of the existing art room begins. The playground will be fenced in and off limits after students return from Spring Break on Monday, April 8th. We anticipate that students will have access to the playground in spring of 2020 following playground equipment replacement that will be coordinated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The Path to Peace / Terry Labyrinth will undergo a re-envisioning process and be replaced in a new location following successful completion of the building addition.

November 21, 2018: Team is finalizing design and preparing for the construction documents phase.

October 10, 2018:  Work is in the design phase and we have selected a General Contractor, Stahl Construction, to work with our Architecture and Engineering teams at Wold Architects and Engineers and Hallberg Engineering on the design. Construction on the building will not begin until the ground thaws in late winter/early spring of 2019.

The Path to Peace and Terry Labyrinth is an important part of Marcy Open School's site and the project team is working to determine the best plan during construction that ensures that the Labyrinth retains it's integrity.

Project Schedule (subject to change):

Design Contract Approval

Design: Spring / Summer 2018

Pre-Construction: Spring 2019

Construction:  Summer 2019

General Contractor: Stahl Construction

Completioninformation coming soon

Kitchen and Cafeteria Addition as seen from the playground
Kitchen and Cafeteria Addition as seen from the playground
New cafeteria that will be big enough to reduce lunch periods from five to three
New cafeteria that will be big enough to reduce lunch periods from five to three
The existing cafeteria will be renovated into two music rooms
The existing cafeteria will be renovated into two music rooms
The existing cafeteria will be renovated into two music rooms
The existing cafeteria will be renovated into two music rooms
Path to Peace / Terry Labyrinth
Path to Peace / Terry Labyrinth as seen from above in July, 2018
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Cafeteria Addition at Marcy Open School
Cafeteria Addition at Marcy Open School