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Facility Master Plan Phase 1 Projects/ July Updates
Proviso East High School
Construction at Proviso East High School is on schedule and within budget. The $6.5 million project, which is part of a $77 million investment, is 60% complete and includes a culinary class lab and a demonstration kitchen, equipped with industry-grade appliances and a complete dishwashing area for sanitizing utensils. The Culinary Arts Labs will be a training ground for students interested in following a career in the Hospitality industry. Safety is a priority for our schools. To prevent our students from crossing First Avenue and to provide easy direct access to the building, the Student Parking Lot (First Avenue and Warren Street) is being moved to the campus off First Avenue. This lot will include parking for students and a dedicated drop-off and pick-up area for parents. The current parking lot will be transformed into a green space with a walking track around the area that will be open to the community. Proviso East is also providing Life Safety improvements including door and door hardware upgrades, hot water storage tank replacement, and tempered glass replacement this summer.
Proviso West High School
The $7.5 million project at Proviso West is on schedule and within budget. The Advanced Manufacturing Lab is 60% complete and when complete will house state of the art manual and computer-controlled milling and manufacturing machinery along with an instructional classroom that opens directly to the lab. The Advanced Manufacturing Lab will prepare students who are interested in following a career in manufacturing and engineering. Improvements to the fieldhouse include replacing original wall panels that were beyond their useful life, building on the previous track replacement project in that facility. The North Parking Lot received a surface overlay, new entrance and exiting signage, and crisp parking lot striping this summer.
Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy
The parking lot reconstruction project at PMSA was delayed because of a regulatory review by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). This review was focused on stormwater management for the site and required additional modifications to the project. The review is complete, and construction is expected to begin after the bidding is complete. The reconfigured parking lot will replace the current lot with a new, environmentally sustainable student parking lot with permeable pavers, two new dedicated parent pick-up, and drop-off lanes. The area will reduce congestion from First Avenue entry and provide a new green space that will provide outdoor physical education space without having to cross Roosevelt Road to use Forest Preserve land. The project is anticipated to begin in mid-August and be complete in mid-December.