St. Anthony Park: Construction Project
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - August 13, 2018: Please read the following letter from St. Anthony Park Elementary for details on what to expect when school resumes on September 4.
We would like to thank our staff and families for their patience and support throughout this process, and our partners for their continued commitment to the future of our school: St. Anthony Community Council, St. Anthony Fourth of July Committee, Parks and Recreation, St. Paul Public Works, and the St. Anthony Park Community.
St. Anthony Park - Remodeling Project
BACKGROUNDIn spring 2016, St. Anthony Park Elementary began the design process for building renovations that is based on SPPS’ 10‐year Facilities Master Plan (FMP) to ensure its school buildings are able to meet the 21st century learning needs of students.A draft of the project work scope or plan is also available (please note these plans are conceptual designs and do not necessarily represent the work that will actually be done to the school); the project scope in brief:
Break ground: Summer 2017; Completion: Ready for fall 2018Variances: The approved variances are for site coverage and to allow for less on-site parking than required to maintain as much open outdoor space as possible; variances were approved on January 4, 2017 by the City of St. Paul.SCHOOL DESIGN COMMITTEE
- An addition will be built to house the main office, cafeteria and kitchen.
- A second story will also be built over the current single story to add instructional spaces.
To help inform the renovations, a School Design Committee was formed and made up of district and academic leaders, teachers, students, families, community members and key partners. Through the guidance of a Steering Committee, the School Design Committee collaborated with architects and engineers on the design concept for the project. To provide input on the renovations, the School Design Committee participated in four workshops. The goals, activities and outcomes of each workshop is outlined below.
Goal: To orient the School Design Committee to their charge and the framework of the FMP to date including the facilities Vision, Principles, Standards and the priorities and project scope identified for your school.
- Introduction to process and conceptual scope
- Small group work on what’s special about your school
- See March 21, 216, presentation and meeting notes
Goal: To provide and explore examples of what learning environments could look like to support 21st century learning.
- Introduction to what others are doing
- How do facilities impact learning?
- Small group work
- See April 18, 2016, presentation and meeting notes
Goal: Program and adjacency exploration/validation
- Review of space, program and what’s included
- Design thinking hands-on exercise
- Report back and next steps
- See May 2, 2016, presentation and meeting notes
Goal: Conceptual Design Validation
- Report back outcomes of Workshop 3
- Synthesis: Presentation of conceptual design
- Small Group discussion
- Report back and next steps
- See May 16, 2016, presentation and meeting notes