Prairie Lane Elementary



    Phase I: Renovation/Additions to be completed

    • Construct new gym
    • Introduce project-based learning spaces
    • Reconfigure and expand administration area to include security vestibule
    • Improve special education spaces
    • Upgrade HVAC systems
    • Improve pick-up and drop-off
    • Optimize classroom layouts
    • Renovate existing restrooms
    • Provide new restrooms in early childhood and kindergarten classrooms
    • Reduce quantity of exterior doors
    • Add dedicated art and music/world language space
    • Provide storm shelters as required per building code


    Year Constructed: 1962
    Additions/Renovations: 1962,1963,1967,1992
    Gross Building Area: 44,686 GSF
    Site Area: 9.16 Acres
    Number of Sections: 2
    Temporary Structures: 0 SF
    Phase I Project Value: $10,797,000


     Design Development
  • ​On March 4, 2019, the board of education approved the Design Development Drawings of Prairie Lane Elementary.
  • Construction documents out to bid. ​
     CMR Selection
  • ​Responses to the RFQ that was issued for Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) at Prairie Lane Elementary renovation/additions were received March 9, 2019.
  • ​CMR selection team shortlisted 4 firms for interviews on March 11, 2019
  • ​CMR interviews will be held on March 19, 2019.
  • ​Recommendation for approval of selected CMR will be presented to the Board of Education on March 25, 2019.
     Community Engagement
  • ​Community information session regarding approved Design Development will be held on April 2, 2019 at Prairie Lane Elementary. ​
  • Community Meeting at the school went well --Traffic concerns were mentioned and a good dialogue ensued.
  • ​Asbestos abatement to begin over Spring Break 2019.
  • ​CMR interviews held on March 19, 2019. -- Recommendation for approval of Vrana Construction and Board approved March 25, 2019.​
  • Drawings submitted for permitting to City in mid-April.​
  • ​Abatement and demolition to begin May 24th, 2019. ​
  • ​Sub-contractors -- need bids​ to start coming in as market is tight.
  • Scheduled to begin construction in Summer 2020.​