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Jun 24 / Neal

Area Schools Slated for Capital Improvements

Several area schools  have capital improvements scheduled according to the Chicago Public Schools website.  These important upgrades will help  older neighborhood schools maintain an attractive and safe environment for our children.

Lovett School, 6333 W. Bloomingdale, is scheduled to receive a year-long $2.8 million exterior renovation beginning 2015. “The project will address active leaks through masonry, roofs, or windows, displaced and hazardous masonry conditions, and or inoperable windows.”

Locke School, 2828 N. Oak Park Ave, is scheduled to receive two 2-classroom modular units in 2012 to relieve overcrowding in the Pre-K program.  Funding for the $1.8 million project is provided by a grant from the State of Illinois Early Childhood Construction Grant.   A $4.4 million dollar year-long exterior renovation of the school is slated for 2016.  “The project will address active  leaks through masonry, roofs, or windows, displaced and hazardous masonry conditions, and or inoperable windows.”

Burbank School, 2035 N. Mobile, is currently undergoing a $12 million upgrade.  “The purpose of this project is to addresses deteriorated building envelope conditions including the roof, masonry and windows, that are allowing air and water infiltration and causing damage to the interior finishes and to address mechanical systems that are at the end of their useful life and require replacement.”

Steinmetz High School, 3030 N. Mobile, is finishing a $7.9 million renovation of its mechanical, electrical and water systems.  According to the CPS website “The existing boilers will be removed and replaced with new boilers and new chillers. Additional ductwork and electrical work to support the new systems will be performed. New water supply piping will be brought in to address low pressure. The project will address ADA and city zoning requirements.”

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