Field of Dreams Construction Blog
The work on the field continues! The turf is completely installed. Asphalt for the track is being installed and will be finished today, 8-22-19. The wall will be finished by Monday, 8-26-19. The logs for the natural play area are being installed and will be completed next week. The pavers for the shade structure will be installed next week. The trees in the parkway will also be trimmed next week before school starts.
Victor Elizondo, Project Manager, supplied the following update from the meeting on 7-26-19. Friedler will continue to frame and pour concrete the remainder of the week and the following. They will also fine grade and begin installing stone for the turf field. Turf installation is tentatively scheduled for 7/31.
Per our meeting discussion, most of the work will be complete by August 9th.
Some items that will not be complete are
Plantings/landscaping & garden fencing - CPS spec states this must be during planting season (September 1st or later). Garden fence will follow completion of planting.
Bridge & associated surface - Bridge has to be pressure treated and stained. Takes about 4-5 weeks.
Track surface and striping - need ~30 days after asphalt placement.
Victor Elizondo, Project Manager, supplied the following update from the meeting on 7-18-19. In the coming days, Friedler Construction will prepare the ground for the concrete wall; construct the form for the concrete sidewalk and curbs; pour the concrete; and install nature play structures.
Week of 7-11-19
Friedler Construction is finishing concrete and will be installing the log features for the natural play area. Next week or the following week, they will work on landscape fencing.
Week of 7-4-19:
No Meeting due to the 4th of July
Week of 6-27-19
Friedler Construction is finishing concrete.
Week of 6-20-19
Friedler Construction is finishing the work on the sewers and starting to work on concrete.
Week of 6-13-19
The work on the sewer will begin on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Families should expect that Bryn Mawr will have a revised traffic pattern to accommodate for work on the sewers. Cars will still be able to go both East and West on Bryn Mawr, and there will be flaggers to direct traffic, but drivers should expect delays. It is likely that parking on Bryn Mawr also will be limited. Pedestrian traffic on Bryn Mawr will be diverted to the North-side of the street. The work on the sewers should be completed within two to three days.
Week of 6-6-19
Next week, excavation will continue on the Peterson Community Field. Additionally, in the near future, families should expect that Bryn Mawr will have a revised traffic pattern to accommodate for work on the sewers. Cars will still be able to go both East and West on Bryn Mawr, and there will be flaggers to direct traffic, but drivers should expect delays. It is likely that parking on Bryn Mawr also will be limited. Pedestrian traffic on Bryn Mawr will be diverted to the North-side of the street. The work on the sewers should be completed within two to three days. While this construction will inevitably pose some challenges for the community, Peterson is excited that it will reduce flooding on the field and help the surrounding parkway. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and patience during this time.
Week of 5-30-19
Every Thursday the Peterson Community Field Design, Construction, and Leadership Team meets. They discuss ongoing progress with the field and community and school concerns. Peterson is very grateful to have this opportunity for collaboration as well as this dedicated team of individuals working to build the Peterson Field of Dreams for the enjoyment of our students and community members! If you have significant concerns regarding the construction process or the safety of community members and kids, please call the school at 773-534-5070 and press 4 for the main office. Principal Kane or Assistant Principal Nieves will get back to you and pass major issues along to the Peterson Design, Construction and Leadership Team.
Additionally, weekly updates will be provided in the newsletter and on the website. Check out this amazing rendering of the Peterson Community Field! Update for the Week of 5-30-19: In the coming weeks, excavation will be completed.