Designed by FRK Architects + Engineers, Waukee Community School District’s is planning to build the second high school on 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee. The building is slated to open in the fall of 2021. Students in the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 could be the first to attend the second high school.

 

July 2016 - Land Purchase
  • Waukee City Council and Waukee Community School District approved a 28e agreement in May of 2016 which will allow the city and district to share green space.
  • A total of 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee will be used to build a second high school and City of Waukee-owned sports complex.
  • FRK compiled a list of comparable high school sites in Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa district administrators to visit.
May 2017 - Visioning, Schematic Design
  • FRK brought conceptual plans to the Board of Education based on information gathered at the visioning meetings.
June 2017 - Schematic Design
  • Held planning meetings with the City of Waukee and Confluence.
  • Waukee Community School District and FRK continued to work on the programming process and building design.
August 2017 - Schematic Design
  • Planning meetings with the City of Waukee and Confluence continued.
  • Waukee Community School District and FRK continued to work on the programming process and building design.
  • FRK presented the schematic design to the Waukee Board of Education on August 28. The design was unanimously approved.
September 2017 - Design Development
  • Held a meeting with the city on September 8 to discuss next steps related to finalizing the master planning process.
October 2017 - Design Development, Grading package CDs
  • The first round of programming meetings were completed.
  • Master planning meeting with the City was scheduled for October 11.
November 2017 - Design Development, Bond Campaign, Grading package CDs
  • Programming meetings with staff continued.
  • The master planning process with the city was completed.
  • Started discussions with the city regarding site-work and road construction.
  • Held initial meetings with consultants (mechanical, electrical and technology engineers).
December 2017 - Design Development, Bond Campaign, Grading package CDs, Site Plan Approval Process
  • The design process has shifted to DD (Design Development)
  • Meetings with staff continue.
  • Planning with the City in on-going – site work, road construction and 28E agreement(s) are the main topics.
  • CNC (Commercial New Construction) meetings with the design team, the Weidt Group, MidAmerican Energy and district staff continue.
January 2018 - Design Development, Bond Campaign, Grading package CDs, Site Plan Approval Process
  • DD (Design Development) is in full swing as meetings with staff continue.
  • Planning with the City in on-going as are the CNC (Commercial New Construction) meetings with the design team, the Weidt Group, MidAmerican Energy and district staff.
February 2018 - Bond Campaign, Bond Vote, Bid Grading Package, Construction Documents
  • DD (Design Development) meetings are nearing completion.
  • Planning with the City is on-going as are the CNC (Commercial New Construction) meetings with the design team, the Weidt Group, MidAmerican Energy and district staff.
March 2018 - Grading Contracts, Construction Documents
  • DD (Design Development) meetings are mostly complete.
  • Planning/coordination with the City is on-going.
  • frk now moves into the CD (Construction Document) phase.
  • Coordination with Bishop related to the grading is nearing completion with tentative bid date for this phase of work to take place in April.
April 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents
  • DD (Design Development) meetings are mostly complete.
  • Planning/coordination with the City is on-going.
  • frk now moves into the CD (Construction Document) phase.
  • Coordination with Bishop related to the grading is nearing completion with tentative bid date for this phase of work to take place in April.
May 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents
June 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents, Site Plan Approval Process
  • DD (Design Development) meetings are mostly complete.
  • Planning/coordination with the City is on-going.
  • frk has moved into the CD (Construction Document) phase with certain parts of the building.
  • Pre-con meeting for grading scheduled for 6/8.
  • Work is tentatively scheduled to be begin the week of 6/18.
July 2018 - Grading & Utilities Construction, Construction Documents, Site Plan Approval Process
  • Design Development meetings complete.
  • Planning/coordination with the City is on-going.
  • Construction Document phase is in full swing with document completion scheduled for 7/30.
  • Bid date has been set for 9/13/18 at 2:00.
  • Preliminary Grading work is underway.
August 2018 - Bidding
  • CD (Construction Documents) are complete and on the street.
  • Pre-bid meeting scheduled for 8/16/18 at 10:00 am with a bid date set for 9/13/18 at 2:00.
  • Preliminary Grading – grading is complete along with construction access road.
September 2018 - Contracts, Construction
October 2018 - April 2021 - Construction
May 2021 - Owner Commissioning
June 2021 - Owner Commissioning
July 2021 - Owner Commissioning
August 2021 - Occupancy