Facilities Referendum Construction Updates

The District is now entering the final stretch of its facilities referendum construction projects and full completion is expected by December 2022.

With support from the community, students, staff, families and the District’s referendum partners—Huffman Facility Development and Miron Construction — the construction timeline has remained on schedule.

Over the past few months, both Shorewood elementary schools received upgrades in the form of brand-new traditional playgrounds, minor landscaping, site utility and fire suppression work, and final classroom renovations. Lake Bluff has achieved 100 percent completion, though additional work will likely be added next summer to install a new natural playground at Lake Bluff. Atwater is at 90 percent completion and construction crews will be out of the building by Thanksgiving. The remaining work is related to wheelchair access to the gym. New bookshelves for the Library Media Center will be delivered by the end of the month, making the space fully usable.

atwater east playground
Atwater East Playground

atwater west playground
Atwater West Playground

Lake Bluff Upper playground
Lake Bluff Upper Playground

The majority of construction at Shorewood High School is also complete. The main parking lot was successfully repaved and renovations across the administration building were completed (including the installation of a brand new Copperdome). Along with major arena, auditorium, and pool renovations, upgrades have also been made to the Powerhouse administration building, as well as many classrooms and several bathrooms.

View a video update of the SHS construction progress below.


The District’s next major focus will be Shorewood Intermediate School, where construction projects are set to begin in Winter 2022. Classroom renovations will be cycled in throughout the remainder of the school year, and the big construction projects for SIS—including filling in The Commons pit—are set to take place during Summer 2022.  

A more in-depth facilities project update is forthcoming and will be sent to District families later this week. Please look out for this communication.