• PROJECT TIMELINE
     

    March 2020

    • Referendum passed by D45 community
    • Approved contracts with:
      • Wold Architects
    • District engaged in traffic study with Eriksson Engineers

    April 2020

    • Board of Education approved contract with Gilbane Building Company
    • District engaged engineering firms Eriksson Engineers and Amsco Engineers
    • Steering Committee meetings began
    • Architects began discussing projects with Village of Lombard and Village of Villa Park
    • Early Childhood Center (ECC) core planning group commenced meetings 

    May 2020

    • Middle School and Elementary School core planning group commenced meetings 
    • Middle School planning group completed schematic design and entered the design development phase with Wold Architects
    • Virtual tours of various ECC buildings were taken by ECC Core Planning Group

    June 2020

    • District engaged with ECS for soil borings
    • Middle School core planning group developed furniture criteria design
    • Board of Education updated by Wold Architects - View Presentation

    July 2020

    • Middle School core planning group selected pilot furniture
    • Issued request for quote for middle school pilot furniture 
    • The district engaged land surveying with R.E. Allen
    • Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects - View Presentation
    • Schematic designs completed by Wold Architects
    • Sale of Bonds
      • On July 20th the District went to market for $30 million in G.O. School Building Bonds. The interest in the bonds was excellent and 10 bids were received. The estimated interest rate that was used during the referendum was 2.73% and the final interest rate was 1.91%. Thus, reducing the tax rate increase by .0431 or $33.37 dollars annually to taxpayers. The District reported to the community during referendum communications that the tax obligation would be $176.20; due to the decrease in interest rate, it will now be $142.83.

    August 2020

    • Five parking spaces were added at North School in collaboration with the Village of Villa Park’s Public Works Department’s current summer project
    • Village of Lombard and Village of Villa Park zoning and variation applications were filed

    September 2020

    • Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects - View Presentation
    • Virtual Information Night for Westmore Elementary School presented by Wold Architects - Watch Presentation
    • Design development phase completed
    • Village Zoning Meetings completed

    October 2020

    • October 29, 2020 - Community Town Hall Presentation by Wold Architects - View Presentation

    November 2020

    • November 16, 2020 - Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects - View Presentation

    December 2020

    • December 14, 2020 - Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects - View Presentation

    December 2020 - March 2021

    • Construction document preparation phase

    April 2021 - May 2021

    • Bidding Phase on construction documents

    May 2020 - August 2022

    • Construction Phase