Steel up, walls next for Cotton Creek expansion project

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Exterior, interior wall framing to begin in May

April was a milestone month for students, parents and community members eager to see the expansion of Cotton Creek Elementary in Westminster move out of architectural sketches and into reality. 

By the end of the month, a large portion of structural steel was in place giving a street-level view of the two-floor, 14,000 square-foot expansion of the 38-year-old building. The start of steel work also allowed contractors to pour concrete slabs for the two floors of the building, set the two staircases and begin looking ahead to the work that will get under way in May, including exterior and interior wall framing and roof work.

Even more encouraging than the visible progress over the past month is the time contractors have continued to pick up on the project after the first month of work was delayed by ground water issues and weather. JHL Constructors continues to target an August completion date in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Cotton Creek Elementary will add eight classrooms with the expansion. The expansion will allow the school to move students out of modular classrooms. The school will also receive substantial improvements to the existing building. It is scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2018-19 school year.