September 25, 2018
Elinore Avenue is bustling with activity as the new Early Learning Village is beginning to take shape. Just within the last couple of weeks, the early site work has been completed and a structure has filled the void.
Only the areas to be renovated remain from the old Forest Park Middle School. The gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria, administration, and music wings have been abated and are in the process of receiving a formal facelift. The new academic wings are currently being prepared to receive a new HVAC system, doorways, and electricity.
The new academic wings are standing to the south and west of the remaining school. On the south wing the block fascia is progressing and will be complete by the first week in October. At that time the west wing fascia will begin with completion slated for mid-November. Concurrently windows and doors will be installed and the building will be dried in by early December. At that time, the excitement begins as all the finishing trades will converge on the building to complete their work in time for our opening in August of 2019. We cannot wait for our youngest panthers and staff to see their new home on Elinore.
East 222nd is also buzzing with construction as the early site work continues to be prepared to receive the building foundation within the next month. The erection of steel will begin around the holidays. Though it doesn’t seem possible, the new High School will be ready to receive students and staff in August of 2020.