• Project Updates

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 12/2/2022

    Good afternoon WLWV Community,

    We have multiple project updates to share. Exterior walls of the new school were recently installed in addition to several accompanying components. Interested community members are encouraged to watch this project update video with more details. 

    The contractor also recently erected the sports field lighting at the new Athey Creek Middle School. These fixtures have become a regular feature of modern athletic fields and will support school and community use of the track and field as darkness comes early for much of the year. The modern LED lighting is energy efficient and the fixtures have a high degree of control over the spread of light. The same technology is currently in use at West Linn High School, Wilsonville High School and Wood Middle School. The lights are permitted for use until 10 PM.
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  • New Athey Creek Middle School Update Video

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 11/28/2022

    Big things are happening at the construction site for our new Athey Creek Middle School. See the crews are putting up walls and keeping the project on schedule for welcoming students in the fall of 2023.

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  • New Athey Creek Middle School Street Work

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 10/27/2022

    Asphalt paving on Dollar Street is schedule to commence during the week of October 31, 2022. All work will occur during normal working hours, but the exact start date is dependent on weather. One through lane of traffic will remain open for the majority of this work. There will likely be a small window of work that will require traffic to detour. The district is working with the City of West Linn to incorporate signage to keep the public informed of construction activities.

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  • 2022 Q3 Project Updates

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 10/26/2022

    Exterior Construction walls

    Recent Activities:
    Final grading on the site bus entry, staff parking and track
    ■ All first floor concrete slabs have been poured and block wall installation is continuing.
    Steel is on site for portions of the building and is currently being installed. This includes steel beams, trusses and one set of stairs.
    ■ The steel decking above the locker rooms, which creates the floor for the auxiliary gym, is installed.
    ■ The gym walls are complete, including the highest, poured in place wall along Dollar Street.
    ■ Rough installation of plumbing and electrical work is continuing.
    ■ An offsite tour was held to view the fabrication of the precast concrete walls. Delivery and installation of the precast members is expected to start the end of October.
    ■ Tree removal along Willamette Falls Drive occurred in July. The remaining work is expected in February.
    ■ Work began on Dollar Street with all construction parking moving onto the site. 
    ■ The water line extension at Dollar Street is complete and the strom line is in process. Curbs are expected to be installed in October.

    Upcoming Activities: 
      Precast concrete wall installation
      Steel erection in the classroom wings
      Temporary roof installation in certain sectors of the building
      Paving on Dollar Street is scheduled for early November while Brandon Place will commence after Dollar Street is complete.


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  • 2022 Q2 Project Updates

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 7/22/2022

    Exterior Walls

    Recent Activities:
    ■ Grading for the building and lower parking lot is largely complete
    ■ The contractor fully mobilized to the site, using the lower parking area as staging for trailers and materials
    ■ The gym was fully excavated below Dollar Street and other areas of the building have been formed
    ■ Concrete pours have begun for structural footings
    ■ The large retaining wall that is parallel to Dollar Street was formed and poured
    ■ Underground utilities have been installed throughout the building footprint, including conduit for electrical rooms,
    plumbing for restrooms as well as the main underground storm system
    ■ Grading for the upper parking lot has begun
    ■ The off-site permit for street work was approved by the City of West Linn
    ■ The relocation of PGE power poles has been completed
    ■ The appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals decision was final April 18

    Upcoming Activities:
    ■ Work on the north side of Willamette Falls Drive expected to start in July
    ■ Installation of interior CMU walls
    ■ Procurement of long lead items continues
    ■ Review of the furniture order to be finalized and an order is expected to be placed in the coming months

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  • Bond Construction Update: New Athey Creek Middle School

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 7/6/2022


    Check out the latest construction update on our new Athey Creek Middle School. See how the final plans are coming along as work ramps up into full gear. We can’t wait for our newest school to open next year!

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  • Concrete Pour Project Update

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 4/29/2022

    On Wednesday, April 27, the first concrete pour was conducted at the New Athey Creek Middle School Bond Project. The pour consisted of building footings closest to Dollar Street, which will become the back walls of the gym. The City conducted their first building inspections prior to the pour, and Special Inspectors were on site during the installation to take samples of the concrete. The next concrete pour will occur next week as the Contractor continues to form the footings through the first two sectors of the building.

    For more information on the project please visit the bond website. If you have specific questions, please contact Project Manager, Angela Caffrey, via email or phone.

    Angela Caffrey
    503-673-7315 ext 4975

    Concrete Pour

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  • 2022 Q1 Project Updates

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 4/28/2022

    Haul Road

    Recent Activities:
    ■ Construction commenced in January working on site clearing and access
    ■ Building and Site permits have been approved by the City of West Linn
    ■ The design team has been working on how to best utilize the lumber that was retained in December
    ■ The district worked with the contractor to retain trees for use in the building entry design
    ■ The contractor installed the main construction access road off Willamette Falls Drive
    ■ Soil has been organized on site to allow it to be reused
    ■ Cement treatment of the soil occurred in March. These treatmens condition the soil to be utilized below the building foundation
    ■ Public improvement drawings were submitted to the City of West Linn in February
    ■ The appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals was denied on all points. If not appealed, the decision will be final April 18
    ■ Athey Creek staff was presented with the new school design

    Upcoming Activities:
    ■ Cutting of grades will being in April which will define the building foundations
    ■ Procurement of long lead items continues
    ■ Review of the furniture order for the building will continue

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  • Project Update March 14, 2022

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 3/14/2022
    • The General Contractor mobilized to the site in January. General site clearing occurred in January, allowing for general excavation.
    • The excavation to lower the site is underway.
    • A temporary road off Willamette Falls Drive has been built to allow major construction traffic access and keep larger vehicles off Dollar Street as much as possible.
    • A secondary access road has been built off Dollar Street, but the primary construction vehicle access is off Willamette Falls drive.
    • The Contractor is preparing a new staging and onsite parking area and will reduce contractor parking along the street.
    • The construction hours are required to align with the City Noise Ordinance. The times noted are in the City Municipal Code.
    • For any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the District’s Project Manager, Angela Caffrey 503-673-7315 ext. 4975

    Site work

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  • 2021 Q4 Project Updates

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 1/21/2022

    Recent Activities:
    ■ City Council confirmed the Planning Commissions approval and issued a notice of Final Decision
    ■ The project has been appealed to LUBA (Land Use Board of Appeals)
    ■ Harvesting of the overgrown Christmas tree farm occurred in early December
    ■ Harvested trees have been sold to local mills for a variety of purposes, including milled lumber and pulp
    ■ The district has been meeting to determine best ways to repurpose harvested trees from the site in the project
    ■ The City of West Linn has completed review for the Building Permit
    ■ DEQ approved the 1200-C Erosion Control Permit
    ■ General contractor bids were received. Emerick Construction was awarded the project with all alternates
    ■ Continued collaboration with the City of West Linn for the right of way work along Willamette Falls Drive
    ■ Furniture layouts and design meetings continue

    Upcoming Activities:
    ■ Public Improvement drawings will be submitted to the City in February 2022
    ■ Procurement of long lead items will be addressed with the general contractor
    ■ The contractor will be fully mobilized and on site in Feb/March 2022
    ■ The district submits documentation for the LUBA appeal

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