Many projects are still in the design phase and have included focus group testing

As the year starts anew, West Linn-Wilsonville School District staff are moving forward with projects funded by the $206.8 million capital bond, which voters approved last November.

Addition, renovation at Wilsonville High School

Wilsonville High School will have a new 600-person auditorium, additional parking, synthetic turf softball fields and energy-efficient lighting upgrades. WHS improvements also include a renovation of the current auditorium and black box theater, classroom upgrades and improved safety and security.

A design committee composed of community members and district and school leadership met regularly, according to a district report, and the first round of community focus groups has been completed. Next, the bond staff plan todo another round of focus group and then complete the Conditional Use Permit application.

Construction is expected for early 2022 through summer 2023.

New middle school at Dollar Street site

A new 850-student middle school at the district's 22-acre Dollar Street property in West Linn will replace Athey Creek Middle School, as Athey Creek is being transformed into the third-option high school.

Focus groups including staff and students have discussed some aspects of the project. As it stands, the project is still in the design phase. The district plans to complete the land use application in early 2021.

Construction for this project is expected for early 2022 through summer 2023.

COURTESY PHOTO: WEST LINN-WILSONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT - A concept aerial image of the new middle school.

Third option high school

Renovations for the third-option high school in West Linn include improvements to offices and classroom spaces, mechanical, electric and plumbing upgrades, as well as a roof replacement and kitchen upgrades.

Student and staff focus groups met to discuss the project, and the land use application has been submitted to Clackamas County. Construction for this project is expected for summer 2021 through summer 2023.COURTESY PHOTO: WEST LINN-WILSONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT - A concept image of the new third option high school.

Stadium, parking at West Linn High School

This project includes additional stadium seating and parking to accommodate future student body gatherings. The sports field also will get energy efficient lighting upgrades.

This project will add an estimated 113 new parking spaces to the high school.

Construction is expected to begin this spring.

New primary school

This project, which is not expected to be complete until 2024, will be a new starter primary school at the district's Frog Pond site in Wilsonville.

The project is pushed out because enrollment projections show Wilsonville won't actually need a new primary school for several years.

Design is set to start this year.

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