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Westhill Central School District
Syracuse, NY

Westhill Central School District

Multi-Phase 2019 Capital Improvement Project
  • Concrete sidewalk at building entrance, ramp and stair improvements.
  • Redesigned building entrance with new concrete and paver walks, seating and landscaping.
  • Paved playing surface.
  • Bleachers and press box at athletic field.
  • Softball and baseball field improvements including scoreboards, dugouts and backstop.
2015 Capital Improvement Project
  • High School: Drainage improvements, pavement repair, two new entry plazas.
  • Onondaga Hill Middle School: New parent drop-off, parking and circulation improvements, new entry plaza, drainage improvements.
  • Walberta Park Elementary: Accessibility improvements at main entrance.
  • Bus Garage: New fueling station.
2010 Capital Improvement Project
  • Site improvements at four separate school sites and included reconfiguration of the District's athletic facilities and installation of a multipurpose synthetic turf field.
  • Rebuilding of the track and field events.
  • Services at Onondaga Hill Middle School included the installation of four natural grass fields; softball, baseball, soccer and football/lacrosse.  Facility includes a new drive with two new parking lots, walking paths, a concession building, field irrigation and is equipped with two underground infiltration systems and a new infiltration basin. 
  • Site work at Cherry Road School was related to a 32,000 sf building addition.
  • Improved parking including granite curbing and accessible concrete walkways.
  • New bus loop separating bus and other vehicular circulation.
  • Reconfiguration of existing tennis court with new color surfacing, fencing and equipment to include basketball, four square and hopscotch.
  • New entry plaza with plant bed showcasing native vegetation surrounded by permeable pavers and benches made of recycled materials.
  • Transition from traditional lawn to native wildflowers and grasses which encompass the entire addition with extensive rain garden system designed to collect, filter and infiltrate surface and roof runoff.
  • Dry stream bed of river rock through a plant bed of native, moisture-tolerant species with a soil mix designed to infiltrate runoff.
  • Rain garden framed with curvilinear path featuring benches, lighted bollards, a permeable paver patio and bridge.
  • Excess storm water runoff directed to subsurface storage system, helping to eliminate ponding and reduce runoff.
  • Creation of graphics and responsible for full contract documentation and administration including weekly SWPPP visits.
  • Prepared site plan and required documentation contributing 15 points toward LEED Certification.  Project achieved LEED Silver Certification.
  • Assistance with extensive community outreach including public presentations, meeting with faculty to help incorporate site features into their curriculum and attending community events.