Des Plaines, Illinois
East Maine School District 63
Civil Engineering, Land Survey
Spanning across 15.19 acres, East Maine School District 63's property encompasses an existing elementary school, district offices, parking lot, an asphalt playground, and a standard playground.
Initiated in 2019, the development of the new Early Learning Center unfolded on a 6.15-acre site at the southern end of the School District property. This transformative project featured the construction of a 40,500 square foot building for the early learning center, complete with a dedicated bus drop-off, a new parking lot, an expansive open field area, two state-of-the-art synthetic turf playgrounds, and an above-ground detention basin alongside a geothermal field. With a capacity for approximately 250 students and a faculty staff of 30, the Early Learning Center is situated at the northwest corner of Harrison Street and Dee Road in Unincorporated Des Plaines (Maine Township), Illinois.
Noteworthy infrastructure adjustments included the relocation of the existing water main along Dee Road to facilitate the re-grading of the road-side ditch. Permits for the project were secured from various entities, including Maine Township, North Maine Fire Protection District, Oak Meadows Sanitary District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), Cook County, Aqua Illinois, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The construction phase culminated in the summer of 2020.
Building on the success of the Early Learning Center, 2022 saw the initiation of new projects, including the installation of a larger poured-in-place rubber surface playground for Apollo Elementary School and a comprehensive removal and replacement sidewalk program around Apollo Elementary School and the Educational Resource Center.
In 2023, the sidewalk program expanded to encompass the removal and replacement of the delivery dock area and the existing trash enclosure. Additionally, a new sidewalk configuration was implemented on the west side of the Educational Resource Center.
These ongoing enhancements reflect our commitment to creating modern, accessible, and safe educational environments for the benefit of our students and faculty.