Construction Update: November 2017
Elementary #9- Radiant
Waukee Community School District approved a land purchase agreement for a ninth elementary building at the May 9, 2016 Board of Education Meeting. The new elementary school will be located in Urbandale west of Alice’s road between Meredith and Waterford. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2017, with the building opening in the fall of 2019.
- Masonry block walls are approx. 75-80% complete
- Underground utilities are on-going, as is structural steel Roof deck installation is underway
- Site work continues on play area south of the building
- Turn lanes off 170th (Alice’s Rd.) are all complete.
High School- Main Entry remodel
- Project is mostly complete with the exception of a few pieces of furniture and one section of fire rated glazing, which is due to arrive in late November
Waukee WILC Facility
Waukee Community School District’s Board of Education approved the renaming of its innovative professional learning program (Waukee CAPS) to Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX). Also naming the new facility the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center (WILC) and labeling the network of K-12, college and business opportunities as the Workforce Innovation Network (WIN) on June 8. Waukee APEX will be a part of the comprehensive educational experience provided for students at Waukee High School. Waukee APEX is not a second high school, trade school or vocational program. Waukee APEX will provide students with the opportunity to deeply explore professions of interest through a problem-based, inquiry learning method. For more information click here. The Waukee Board of Education approved the Waukee CAPS facility schematic design at the October 27, 2014 meeting. The work is slated for a June 2016 completion date.
- the 573 claim with Central Western Fabricators has been settled and all relevant paper work has been receive- this project is now officially complete!
- Some remedial site-work, landscaping and reseeding will need to take place next spring.
- System set-up and access for the City is complete
- Approve Overland Flowage Easement – City of Waukee (Action Item)
- Approve Sewer Right-of-Way Easement – City of Waukee (Action Item)
- All documents have been reviewed by legal
Second High School
The Waukee City Council approved purchase agreements on a total of 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee on May 16, 2016. The purchase agreements are integral in the efforts to build both a second high school within the Waukee Community School District as well as a City of Waukee-owned sports complex. Both the Waukee City Council and Waukee Community School District’s Board approved a 28E agreement on May 9, 2016, meaning the two entities will be collaborating on this project.
Approximately 2/3 of the land will include the new high school building, parking, track, four ball fields, practice fields and a pond. The City’s 1/3 portion of the property will include 12 softball/baseball fields and parking. One of those fields is being held as a potential field to serve individuals with disabilities, should the need and support be identified in Waukee.
With an expected opening year of 2021, students who are currently in grades 4-6 could be the first to attend the second high school.
- Programming meetings with staff are on-going.
- The master planning process with the City is complete and we’ve moved to discussions regarding site-work and road construction
- Initial meetings with consultants (mechanical, electrical and technology engineers) have begun as well
- Project is mostly complete
- Original board has been taken down and sold through Gov Deals. Approve Substantial Completion (Action Item)
- Mediation took place on Oct.24th
- Follow-up inspections of roof conditions have taken place – still waiting on GC and architect to submit a plan for resolution
High School CCTV
- Project is complete
- Approve Substantial Completion (Action Item) and Approve Final Acceptance (Action Item).