ECC up next for mechanical improvements
One of the goals of the district’s Long Term Facilities Maintenance plan is to improve all buildings to the same levels of indoor air quality, lighting, and temperature control, to provide learning and working conditions that is equitable district-wide. This work has been completed at all school sites and now it’s our turn!
The process for mechanical upgrades is invasive (involving work inside walls and ceilings) and extensive (including replacing all steam heat components and upgrading light fixtures). In addition, some remodeling construction will occur:
- Space will be created for Community Education offices to relocate to third floor
- First floor CES space renovated for some tenants and community organizations, providing easier public access
- Some third floor office spaces will be reconfigured to accommodate staffing changes
- Board Room will be re-oriented for space efficiency and technology upgrades
The district has worked with construction partners Wold Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction to strategize an approach to this complicated building. Given the size and number of programs happening in the ECC year-round, the work will be phased over a 22-month period. Plans continue to be refined and revised and will not be final until contractors are under contract and all are in agreement with the approach.
What we think we know...
At this point, the plan is for construction to begin on the east side of Third Floor. This will necessitate the relocation of the DO to temporary space on the north and west side. It is estimated that this relocation would last 4-6 months.
A specific move date has not been set. The plan, however, will be to move the minimum amount of furniture and files,
only what you must have,
to continue your work during the relocation time period. The rest will be labeled, stored and moved to your improved space upon completion of work on the east corridor. DMTS is working on a plan to ensure connectivity with little or no interruption.