Tag: 2225 SE 87th

Harrison Park School Remodel

This week, Portland Public Schools (PPS) released an Invitation to Bid for Harrison Park’s conversion into a Middle School. Staff submitted building Permit applications for updates to the 70-year-old education facility. Work will change interior and exterior elements of the property as it removes features constructed during its elementary school past.

Outside the school building at 2225 SE 87th Avenue, PPS plans to construct a new freestanding trash enclosure and a covered bike parking shelter. Improvements to the front entrance include new landscaping and possible hardscape changes. Other exterior work will replace sidewalks and driveways around the property.

Inside the soon-to-be Middle School, crews will perform minor demolition while remaking the school’s main entry and office area. The updates to the Cafeteria will better accommodate the older student’s needs during their mealtime. Workers will refresh ceilings, flooring, plumbing, and electrical systems throughout the facility. In a separate permit application, PPS proposes to update the school’s heating and AC ventilation systems. Restrooms will become more ADA compliant, and some bathroom facilities will convert to single-user gender-neutral spaces. Crews will create a dance studio by installing a wood floor, sound system, mirrors and replacing the partition system with a permanent wall.

This renovation work accommodates phase 2 of the current Enrollment & Program Balancing efforts within PPS’s southeast schools. In the current plans, Harrison Park will convert from a K-8 school to a middle school, and its Kindergarten through 5th Grade students will move into the Clark campus on SE 92nd Avenue, which currently houses Creative Science School.

Contractors will perform these building upgrades without closing the school for additional days, making for a tight summer construction timeline. School staff prepared a comprehensive list of planned updates occurring during the multi-phase renovation project. Look for exterior work to begin when City staff approve permits and increased activity at the site during the summer months.

Harrison Park School Projects

Harrison Park School is coming to the end of an usual school year. School construction projects often wait for the summer months and in that way, this year is no different. The building, located at 2225 SE 87th Ave, has a few projects planned for it this season.

Application 20-148819 outlines the work needed at the school. Most of the work centers around a reroof of the entire building. To support safe work, they will need to install new ladders and fall protection devices. On the roof there will be new guardrails and access hatches added to the rooftop. General ceiling electrical work will be performed during that time as well.

Inside the school building, some bathrooms will be remodeled. They also will install new stairway guardrails for the mezzanine.

Although the repairs are not overly exciting, they are a welcomed part of keeping our schools productive. Whenever the Kindergarten through eighth grade students return, they should have a better school to comeback to.