May 3, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: trenches for the foundation footings have been excavated. Further work is contingent on receipt of additional permits.

    aerial view of foundation footing trenches

    trenches for foundation footings

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April 19, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: locations of foundation footings have been outlined. The crew begins trenching along those lines.

    aerial view of foundation footing markings

    trenching of foundation footings begins

April 8, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: the foundation pad has been graveled and graded. Sidewalk at the perimeter of the site has been demolished.

    aerial view of foundation pad in place

    sidewalk remains and foundation pad

April 1, 2021

  • Photos 1-3: the site is being excavated to prepare for the new building.

    aerial view of preparatory site work

    dirt is being loaded for removal

    ground view of preliminary site work

March 25, 2021

  • Photo 1: pipes for a water line are ready to be installed.

    water pipes on construction site

    Photo 2: asphalt in the parking lot was cut to allow for boring of the building's water pipeline from the boiler room to the street service line.

    pipeline boring area

    Photo 3: stakes and painted markings outline areas for construction work.

    stakes marking out construction site

March 1, 2021

  • Photo 1: this aerial view of the Miller Education Center-West campus shows the center's site at the top left, bordered by SE Oak St. and SE 5th Ave.

    aerial view of MEC-West campus

    Photo 2: a closer view of the site shows the contractor's erosion control measures in place to prepare the site for construction.

    aerial view of center's construction site

    Photo 3: a rendering of the building is superimposed on the site to illustrate its expected placement (not to scale).

    construction site with superimposed rendering