Adams Spanish Immersion: Construction Project


    Adams Spanish Immersion has begun the design process for building renovations 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. An expansion to add classrooms, specialized spaces and a new cafeteria are planned for Adams Spanish Immersion School.

    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 at the school).

    Several workshops were conducted for the school community to become acquainted with the overall plans and to learn about the design process and the timeline for construction.

    Project scope: Two additions will right-size the school for its current student population (800 maximum); an additional 37,000 square feet will accommodate a new cafeteria and expand the space of current classrooms; and a 3-story addition will add 9 classrooms; getting new playground and upgraded play field.

    Variance(s): Variance for the addition on the northeast side of the school to match the current height; the zoning height limit is 30’ while the current building is at 52’.

    CURRENT DESIGN PLANS: Click here to view the latest site and design plans.

    Adams Spanish Immersion's new entrance


    September/October 2016: City of St. Paul reviews site plan and provides feedback to district

    October 10, 2016: Updated site plan presented to Fort Road /West 7th District Council for board approval; board votes to approve the site plan. Note: Per earlier feedback from the District Council, adjustments were made to the site plan to accommodate off-street parking without the loss of existing green space.

    November 16, 2016; 6-7:30 pm: Community meeting to present final plan and discuss variances

    January/February 2017: Project goes out for public contractor bid

    February 2017: Project breaks ground

    December 2018: Project completed


    AUGUST 2016

    Steering Committee Meeting: Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30 pm (Media Center)

    JULY 2016

    Steering Committee Meeting: Wed., July 13, 6:30 pm (Media Center)

    JUNE 2016

    Steering Committee Meeting: Wed. June 1, 4:30-6:30 pm (Media Center); see meeting presentation
    Updates on Playground Committee, Summer Planning, Neighborhood Work Session

    Steering Committee Meeting: Wed., June 15, 9:30 am (Media Center)

    Neighborhood Playground Meeting and Ice Cream Social: Thur., June 23, 6:30 pm (Gymnasium and/or Playground depending on the weather)
    Playground Sketch Session and open discussion about the building and playground design.

    MAY 2016

    Community Meeting 2: Wed., May 16, 3:00-7:00 pm (Media Center); see meeting presentation
    This meeting will present plan revisions, exterior sketches and massing diagrams that will be of interest to community members as well as staff and parents.

    APRIL 2016

    Community Meeting 1: Mon., April 26, 3:00-7:00 pm (Media Center); see meeting presentation
    This meeting will provide school staff, parents and community members an introduction to the architectural team, an overview of the FMP planning process to date, present the concept plans and provide an opportunity to discuss the overall project.

Project Summary - Translations

Contact Information

  • For questions about the School Design Committee, contact the school’s main office at 651-298-1595.

Have you heard about the FMP?

  • Have you heard of the FMP?