PRESS RELEASE: ISD 728’s Expands Partnership with Stahl to Address the District’s Continued Growth
Minneapolis, MN; April 7, 2021 – Independent School District 728, which serves Elk River, Rogers, Otsego and Zimmerman, has expanded its partnership with Stahl to strategically build equitable access to 21st Century learning environments throughout the District. As Construction Manager, Stahl, along with the District, will be working together towards accomplishing several construction goals in the next five years.
The program of projects to be managed by Stahl includes the new Prairie View Middle School, addition at Rogers High School, addition and renovation at Zimmerman Middle/High School, renovations at VandenBerge Middle School, and improvements at the Elk River High School Stadium. Work at Prairie View Middle School, Rogers High School, Zimmerman Middle/High School, and Elk River High School Stadium is underway with work scheduled to begin in the coming weeks at VandenBerge Middle School. Updates at the schools will address the indoor physical education and outdoor athletic facilities and building maintenance needs district-wide to ultimately create more flexible learning spaces.
Funding for the construction projects was approved by voters on November 5, 2019 in the $113 million bond referendum and will address the growing enrollment, improve equity and access to quality learning environments throughout the district, and help protect the community’s investment in schools.
“Stahl continues to be a wonderful partner as we work to educate, inspire, and empower all learners,” said Dr. Daniel Bittman, Superintendent of ISD 728. “Their commitment to collaboration, innovation, equity and really listening to community and school district feedback have led to much success. We are proud to partner with them and excited for our students, families, and the future of ISD 728.”
“We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with ISD 728 as they grow and improve the functional use and maintenance of their facilities throughout the District,” said Lane Schoening, Vice President of Stahl. “Our teams have developed years of collaborative experience and are deeply aligned in our mission to build modernized, beautiful educational environments for the next generation of learners.”
ISD 728 selected Wold Architects and Engineers as the design partner for the program of projects.
“This is a really exciting time to be working with the District, and Wold is looking forward to construction starting at the Elk River High School Stadium and VandenBerge Middle School projects with Stahl,” said Robert Sehm, Associate at Wold Architect and Engineers. “After working closely with the District to develop a Master Plan that addresses needs District-wide it is wonderful to have the community’s support to implement these projects. I really think the community is going to be very happy with the projects once they are done, and the students win!”
Stahl has worked with ISD 728 since 2014 on a number of projects, including the Prairie View Elementary and Middle School, the addition at Prairie View Elementary and Middle School, the addition at Elk River High School, the addition at Zimmerman Middle/High School, and the early childcare facility in Elk River.
Construction for the new Prairie View Middle School is scheduled for completion in time for the 2022 – 2023 school year, with all construction projects planned for completion by the end of 2025.
To celebrate the start of construction, the project team gathered outdoors for a socially distanced groundbreaking ceremony. Watch the groundbreaking celebration video here.
Work is underway for the new Prairie View Middle School. The new school will be located nearby the existing Prairie View Elementary and Middle School.
Stahl provides professional consulting; development; general contracting, and construction management services. We focus on the process of evolving the built environment to create lasting positive impact and ensure our partners achieve comprehensive success.
For more information, visit www.stahlconstruction.com