Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

High school, elementary projects on schedule, on budget after rainy June

The five projects underway in the first phase of the facilities master plan for Upper Arlington Schools remain on schedule and on budget after an unprecedented amount of rain during the month of June.

The construction crews on all five sites have found resourceful and creative solutions to the June rainfall to keep the projects on schedule.

Since March, crews from Ruscilli Construction have been onsite at the high school doing the initial site preparations for the new high school building. Footing and foundation work is well underway, and in the early fall the steel structure for the new building will begin to take shape.

The most noticeable change on the high school site is the progress on the stadium project. The new home bleachers, bandstand and scoreboard are up. The walls of the concessions building and visitors locker room are completed, and the roof trusses will soon be in place. The track asphalt will also soon be installed.  

The first element of the new high school site - the stadium - is on schedule to be completed for fall sports in August.

Construction is also underway on our first four elementary projects - the new Greensview and Wickliffe and the renovation and addition to Barrington and Tremont.

Since May, crews from Elford and Gilbane construction companies have begun initial site and building preparations on those four sites. Over the next two months, underground utility, footing and foundation work will progress in preparation for new construction or additions on the four sites. At Tremont, interior demolition has begun in preparation for the renovation portion of the project there.
For photos from this summer at all five sites, please visit our Construction Photo Galleries page.

Furniture Fair
As construction continues, the district invites community members to view furniture options for the new schools and share their thoughts. A furniture fair will be held in the Upper Arlington High School cafeteria, 1650 Ridgeview Road, on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Construction Timeline
Fall 2019: The high school stadium will be completed.

June 2020: Demolition of the current Windermere building will begin to make way for the new school. The old Wickliffe will serve as transitional space for Windermere students for the 2020-2021 school year.

Fall 2020: The new Greensview and Wickliffe Progressive elementary schools and the renovated Tremont Elementary School will be completed and open to students.

Fall 2021: The new high school and the new Windermere and renovated Barrington elementary schools will be completed and will open to students. Work will continue on the high school site to examine the area where the Pleasant Litchford cemetery was located, demolish the old building and develop athletic fields.

Fall 2022: The new high school site and first phase of the community-developed master plan will be completed.

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