Thunder Vista P-8 hits "home stretch" of construction
Finishing touches began as school nears completion
Playgrounds are in place, the school logo is now at the center of the school's gym floor and windows line the walls of the bright and airy school library space.
After more than a year of construction, contractors say they are in "the home stretch" of construction on the new, 142,000-square-foot school in Broomfield.
- Some classroom areas of the school as well as the school kitchen are ready for "punch-list" walks to identify any final touch-ups or changes.
- The fluid-applied flooring system for the school's gym and fitness room have been poured with the gym floor completely striped and adorned with the Buffalo logo. Bleacher installation is next for the gym.
- The administrative front office area has been carpeted with the glass reception window expected to arrive soon.
- The majority of brick veneer work has wrapped up on the exterior of the building. The remaining spots of blue construction sheathing will soon be covered by metal paneling.
- Exterior site work is continuing with placement of playground equipment, artificial turf and hard play surfaces. Landscaping work will accelerate with the upcoming completion of the irrigation system.
- Concrete walkways have been poured with large decorative boulders dotting the paths.
- Another sign that construction work will is nearing an end, the Adolfson and Peterson Construction (AP) team is planning a move of their own. They will soon leave their mobile office and take up residence inside the building so landscaping work can take place where their trailer currently sits.
Despite the progress, there is about a month and a half left in the construction process and plenty of work still to do. The building remains on schedule to be finished in mid-July with a planned August opening.
The new preschool through eighth-grade facility is being built on a 13-acre site in Anthem Highlands, a planned community of about 2,600 residential units, located near state Highway 7 and Interstate 25. The school is eventually expected to serve between 900 – 1,000 students.
The construction of the new school is possible thanks to voter support of a $350 million school construction bond in November 2016.