29 Elementary School, Hillsboro • Daily Journal of Commerce

(Photo courtesy of Hillsboro School District)

Name of the project: Primary school 29

Location: 7201 SE Kinnaman Road, Hillsboro

Start date: summer 2021 (worksite phase 1); March 2022 (phase 2)

Completion date: Fall 2023

Cost: $39.6 million (including planning/permitting, architectural design and construction)

Owner: Hillsboro School District

Project Manager: Cornerstone Management Group

General contractors: Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co. (Phase 2 – building); The Saunders Co. (Phase 1 site work)

Architect: DLR Group

Engineers: AKS Engineering

Other associates/consultants: Greenscape (landscape)

Project archive: hillsboro-bond.org

Importance of the project and description of the project: Construction of a new, currently unnamed elementary school is underway on 8 acres at the northeast corner of Southeast Kinnaman Road and Southeast Reed Drive in Hillsboro. The new two-story, 73,500 square foot facility will accommodate 600 students.

The construction is taking place in two phases. The first phase (site work) began in the summer of 2021 and was completed in December. It included excavation, grading, underground utilities, rock compaction and other earthworks. Work also included the addition of curbs, ramps, sidewalks and retaining walls, as well as the addition of lampposts, sidewalks and driveways. The parents’ drop-off/parking lot and the staff parking lot were also built, as well as the foundations and fence of the lighted synthetic turf field.

Phase 2 – construction of the building – began in March. The district said it was the third school to be built using the prototype design already completed at Brookwood and Atfalati Ridge Elementary Schools. Features include a rooftop solar panel, STEAM lab, think tank, and multiple group learning areas adjacent to classrooms. The layout provides natural lighting. The new gymnasium and grass field will also serve as resources for community youth recreation. The school will be built to ‘immediate occupancy’ standards and can also be used as a shelter after a major seismic event.

The original plan called for the school to open in the fall, but enrollment projections indicated that Rosedale Elementary School could continue to serve as a home school for the area’s student population throughout the year. school year 2022-2023. The designation of the new school is currently underway under the supervision of a working group, after the completion of community surveys. The working group will also oversee the name of the school mascot and the development of the school colors and logo. A boundary adjustment process will begin this fall and end next spring.

(Photo courtesy of Hillsboro School District)