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Mapleton Arts Center Construction Updates

  • UPDATE – Feb. 2, 2021

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 2/2/2021
    • On the Broadway Campus, the Mapleton Arts Center (MAC) is continuing progress inside! With most of the drywall installed, crews are working on interior finishes, including paint and tiling.
    • At this stage, the ticket booth, concession stand, and theatre stage are more visible than ever!
    • On the second floor, Kalwall translucent wall panels are installed, bringing natural lighting to the orchestra and band classrooms. 
    • In the next few weeks, crews will continue their progress with interior finishes and the floors.
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  • UPDATE – December 16, 2020

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 12/16/2020
    • Exterior finishes on the Mapleton Arts Center (the MAC) provide a beautiful splash of color and a glimpse into the future look of the district’s new Performing Arts hub!
    • After insulating the exterior, crews are now adding burnt orange and gray tiles outside the building, complementing the eye-catching glass wall.
    • Near the campus-facing entry, crews are prepping for the first concrete pour of the outdoor performance stage once the weather permits.
    • Inside the building, drywall is complete in select classrooms, allowing for paint in the choir, dance, orchestra, and Black Box rooms. 
    • In the next few months, crews will begin to add Kalwall translucent wall panels to the second-floor rooms, the same unique material found at the Global Intermediate Academy library.
    • In the 900-seat auditorium, progress to the upper balcony and control room drywall will soon be visible, as well as acoustic finishes throughout the interior spaces.
    • The building is set to open in the fall of 2021 and will serve all Mapleton students and our community. 
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  • UPDATE – March 5, 2020

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 3/5/2020
    • At the Mapleton Arts Center (MAC), crews are finished with the underground electrical work and will wrap up plumbing by the end of the month.
    • The large, two-story dirt pile is now down to mere feet and almost completely removed from the site.
    • Crews will soon begin pouring the concrete slab for the foundation and the building is expected to go vertical at the beginning of April! 
    • The MAC will serve students district-wide and is scheduled to be open in 2021.
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  • UPDATE – Feb. 3, 2021

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 2/3/2021
    Monterey Community School Beam Signing Event
    Friday, February 12, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
     
    A seven-foot hoist beam soon to be placed in Monterey Community School will be on display in Monterey's new south parking lot on Friday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. New and returning Monterey families are invited to stop by and sign the beam. Students will also be able to vote for the school’s new mascot. Please be sure to wear a mask or face covering, practice social distancing, and observe other health and safety measures as we mark this special moment in Monterey history!
     
    Monterey will reopen in August. The Monterey team is looking forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new families. Seats are available in all grades K-8, but are filling up fast! Enroll today!
     
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  • UPDATE – Feb. 2, 2021

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 2/2/2021
    • The structural framing for the addition at Monterey Community School is now enclosed!
    • The walls on the west side of the building give shape to the new gymnasium and stage.
    • With the parking lot completed, crews now turn their attention to pouring concrete for the new playground and outdoor classroom.
    • Inside the building, work continues on the classrooms, library, and elevator shaft. After weeks of structural reinforcement to the building, crews are now working on completing drywall installation and adding finishes to the upstairs cafeteria.
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  • UPDATE – Feb. 2, 2021

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 2/2/2021
    • The Valley View PK-8 school building project is underway!
    • A few weeks after breaking ground, crews have begun earthwork, clearing large amounts of soil from the site.
    • To get the school’s footing set, construction crews first must set up a Cassian foundation.
    • This process combines concrete and rebar into prefabricated cylinders that will go deep within the ground and make sure the school stands strong for centuries.
    • We are so excited to watch the process begin to go vertical in the months to come! 
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  • UPDATE – Nov. 17, 2020

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 11/17/2020
    • Yesterday at the second virtual Construction Advisory Meeting (CAM), our community got a glimpse at the exciting new building plans for Valley View PK-8!
     
    • When collaborating on the new school building, The Neenan Company and Mapleton Public Schools focused on supporting Project-Based Learning (PBL), a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.
     
    • Traditional spaces, like the cafeteria and library, were designed to function beyond their intended purposes and provide flexibility for different uses.
     
    • Designers implemented public breakout areas throughout the school, called immersion studios. The additional spaces encourage small group collaboration, creativity, and flexible teaching spaces beyond the classroom.
     
    • When designing the exterior, architects blended contemporary and residential styles to fit the feel of the surrounding residential houses.
     
    • The front entrance, bus loop, and parking lot will move to the east side on Fox Way to safely disperse traffic and students away from W. 70th Ave.
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