• Phase 4: Construction

Scope of Work

  • Explore PK-8 will relocate to a new building at 104th Avenue and York Street. The building is designed to reflect the heritage of Colorado farming and ranching in the area. To accommodate the growth of our district, the new Explore will serve preschool through eighth grade students. 

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Explore PK-8 Construction Updates

  • UPDATE – Jan. 9, 2020

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 1/9/2020
    • As the Bienenstock crew draws closer to completion of the main playground, work has begun on the preschool playground area. 
    • At the front entrance, final touches are in progress to the metal for the silo. 
    • Inside the building, the fireplace stonework now runs top to bottom. Only finishing touches remain surrounding the dual firebox openings. 
    • Starting in the 7th and 8th-grade classroom commons, crews have begun polishing the concrete floors. 
    • By the end of January, the gym will get their barn doors installed! 
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  • UPDATE – Dec. 17, 2019

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 12/17/2019
    • Customized interior and exterior signage packages have been generally approved and designs are being refined and finalized.
    • Interior finishes including tile, flooring, and casework installation are in-process.
    • Painting is underway throughout the building including classrooms and hallways.
    • Fireplace stone casing and classroom cabinetry installation have begun!
    • Building roof and MEP installation are complete.
    • Playground installation, site landscape and hardscape are underway.
    • School opening expected fall of 2020.
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Project Details

  • 59.0% Completed


    Location:
    10310 York St., Thornton, 80229

    Opens: 
    Fall of 2020

    Serves: 
    Grades PreK–8

    Website:  
    Explore Elementary School Website


    Project Budget: 
    $21 million

    Design/Build team: 
    JHL Construction

    Original Year Built:
    2020