Two school projects begin construction for $479 million

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Rendering of Belmont Cragin Elementary School by SMNGA and FORMA Architecture

Two school construction projects have been issued building permits totalling $479 million.

In the first, a $34.4 million permit has been issued to construct The Belmont Cragin Elementary School at 6112 West Fullerton Ave.

The George Sollitt Construction Company won the general contract from the Public Buildings Commission (PBC) to build the new three-story, approximately 85,900 sq. ft. school building and gymnasium facility “linked to an existing Chicago Park District (CPD) Fieldhouse, along with site development and CPD interior renovations as part of the link,” according to the PBC.

“The existing Riis Park Fieldhouse’s main building will remain except for the 1-story rear gymnasium wing which will be demolished. Interior renovations within the CPD Fieldhouse will also consist of scope for the Fire Alarm System and utility upgrades. A new multi-purpose cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium wing will be built to serve both the new elementary school, as well as the Chicago Park District programming and events.”

Key subtrades include: Electrical – Public Electric Construction; masonry – Vimak Construction Inc. and George Sollitt Construction Company; plumber/plumbing – Member Mechanical, Inc.; refrigeration – Autumn Construction Services; and ventilation – Any Temperature Co., Inc.

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Rendering by Moody Nolan of the Wendell Phillips High School Addition.

In the second, $13,549,900 permit, Burling Builders, Inc. is the general contractor for two-story annex building addition to Wendell Phillips Academy High School at 244 E. Pershing Rd.

Subtrades include:  Electrical – Broadway Electric, Inc.; Masonry – RV Builders, Corp., and Burling Builders, Inc.plumber/plumbing – Katco Development, Inc.; and ventilation – Blackhawk HVAC, Inc.


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