Sept. 8, 2021
Contractors worked to finish up and prepare the school for the first day of school.
Photo 1: the new parent dropoff and parking lot has been fully paved and striped. Landscaping has been planted.
Photo 2: a new, secure entry vestibule enables closer monitoring of building visitors and limits access into the building. Visitors must check in at the office window at the right before they can enter through the vestibule doors.
Photo 3: the building hallways have been freshly painted and the floors shine after polishing.
Photo 4: teachers have been readying their classrooms for students. Every classroom has new windows and air conditioning added to the HVAC units under the windows.
Photo 5: seismic upgrades have been added behind the gym walls. HVAC ducts now also deliver air conditioning. New windows bring bright light into the gym.
Photo 6: the cafeteria also received seismic and HVAC upgrades as well as new windows.
Photo 7: a new ADA ramp provides accessibility into the cafeteria below the building.
Aug. 17, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: paving of the parent dropoff/parking lot has begun.
Photo 3: roofing work is nearly complete.
Photo 4: railings have been installed along the new ADA ramp to the cafeteria.
Photo 5: new copper plumbing pipe has been added in the cafeteria.
Aug. 10, 2021
Photo 1: storm drain pipe is being installed underneath the new ADA access ramp.
Photo 2: crew members construct perimeter drainage to keep storm water away from the building.
Photo 3: tar and roofing material are being applied to fully seal the rooftop.
Photo 4: in the gym, plywood boards are being installed to cover seismically-upgraded walls.
Photo 5: classroom HVAC units will now provide air conditioning as well as heat.
Photo 6: an HVAC cassette is being installed in a staff lounge.
Photo 7: painting finishes completed areas of renovation.
Aug. 4, 2021
Photo 1: this aerial view of the campus toward the south shows the roofing work as well as the site work to construct the new ADA ramp and dropoff areas.
Photo 2: the roof over the north classrooms has been re-covered and tar is starting to be applied to seal it.
Photo 3: the crew prepares for window installations in the gym.
Photo 4: by the next day, all of the new gym windows are installed.
Photo 5: window installation is also complete for the classrooms on the east side.
Photo 6: mist still hangs in the air from the paint that was sprayed on the finished, seismically-upgraded walls in this classroom hallway.
July 28, 2021
Photo 1: new, energy-efficient windows and HVAC retrofits are being added throughout the building, starting with the west side.
Photo 2: it is a team effort to install the large, new windows, with part of the crew on the outside of the building and other crew members inside the building.
Photo 3: more windows are ready for installation.
Photo 4: on the east side of the building, plywood boards cover areas where old windows were removed to prepare for installation of the new windows.
Photo 5: HVAC mechanical units and fans are ready to be installed on the new roof.
Photo 6: the main office is undergoing some remodeling as part of the new entry vestibule construction.
Photo 7: work continues to finish the new walkway and ADA access on the north side of the building.
Photo 8: framing is constructed for new sidewalk sections along the renovated dropoff/parking lot area.
July 14, 2021
Photo 1: a new walkway and ADA access ramp are being constructed on the north side of the school building.
Photo 2: crew members construct framing for new curb for the dropoff/parking lot.
Photos 3-5: accessible via scaffolding, the rooftop is enclosed with protective plastic sheeting as seismic upgrades and reroofing take place inside the tented area.
Photo 6: old windows are starting to be replaced with energy-efficient models.
Photo 7: the main office is being remodeled as part of the construction of a new, secured entry vestibule.
July 2, 2021
Photo 1: the south extension of the new dropoff/parking lot area has been excavated and graded.
Photo 2: at the north side of the building, a parking lot section is being excavated.
Photos 3-5: the whole roof is being removed for renovation; old material is cleared out.
Photo 6: near the gym the roof is completely exposed; thick plastic sheeting above protects the building.
Photo 7: the entry vestibule is being remodeled to provide upgraded security for visitor access into the building
June 23, 2021
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the work currently in progress on the campus. At the top of the photo, the old asphalt in the parent dropoff/parking lot is being pulled up. At the bottom right, scaffolding surrounds about a third of the building so far.
Photo 2: a crew member places surveying stakes in the excavated area to mark a trenching area.
Photos 3 and 4: the rock on the roof on this part of the building has been removed in preparation for replacement of the roof.
Photo 5: inside the building, specific ceiling and wall areas are being demolished to install seismic reinforcements.
June 14, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: crew members prepare the south side of the school for upcoming excavation and grading. Erosion control measures are being applied, surveying is taking place, and underground utilities marked.
Nov. 20, 2020
Two trees at the front of the school, in addition to one on the north side, have been cut to make way for dropoff/parking lot improvements.
Nov. 11, 2020
Tree removal has begun as each branch is cut before the arborist crew gets to the trunk. A chipper breaks down the smaller branches; the larger ones will be cut into logs.
On Nov. 11-16, 2020, two trees at the front of Farmington View Elementary School are going to be removed. In their place, we will be renovating the dropoff area to increase vehicle queueing.
While they have been with the school for decades, the trees have long posed safety concerns and ongoing maintenance issues: (1) their roots are breaking up the parking lot/dropoff area, creating growing cracks and ridges; and (2) danger of falling branches and limbs. Their removal would alleviate these concerns and reduce the risk of damage to people and property.
The renovated dropoff area will not only allow more queuing at the front of the school for dropoffs and pickups, but also improve vehicle and pedestrian safety.
View the current, proposed plan.