PRESS RELEASE: Stahl Breaks Ground on the Prairie View School Addition in Otsego

Minneapolis, MN; May 1, 2018 Stahl recently broke ground on an occupied addition / renovation project at the Prairie View Elementary and Middle School for the Elk River Area School District. The facility serves children ranging from early childhood through eighth grade and is the latest major endeavor financed by the $98M bond and operating levy referendum that voters approved in the 2014 general election for District. Prairie View is the first Independent School District (ISD) 728 school that was designed to instruct such a diverse age range of students.

The facility is being expanded as the result of substantial recent population growth in the area. The District is adding a classroom wing, gymnasium, support spaces, and an exterior storage building to accommodate the community’s needs. Additional interior renovations in the existing spaces and site work will also be completed.

The addition will add approximately 42,000-square-feet to the existing 124,000-square-foot school and will cost roughly $9.6 million to construct. As longtime partners of District 728 Wold Architects and Engineers designed the project in collaboration with the District and Stahl is the construction manager.

“We have spent years developing a partnership rooted in trust and integrity with the Elk River Area School District and Wold Architects and Engineers,” said Lane Schoening, Director of Field Operations. “We built the existing Prairie View E8 school and it has been a joy to see the facility so well utilized. We are honored to lead the charge for the gymnasium and classroom wing expansion project.”

Construction began in April of 2018, with full completion targeted for May of 2019. The expanded facilities will open to students for the 2019 – 2020 school year. As an occupied construction project, Stahl is working closely with school officials to minimize disruptions to students and incorporate learning opportunities into the process.


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