Frank Rushton Elementary School

Kansas City, KS

The goal of USD 500 was to construct and commission the new Frank Rushton Elementary School while the existing elementary school remained in session on the shared 6 acre site. The project required not only final site utility design but also interim design to keep the existing school in service. The project employed a new enclosed storm sewer system in addition to permanent post construction water quality BMPs. Landscape architecture was provided for the entire site including the addition of a Community Garden. Pedestrian access was a key element of the project and RIC coordinated with local Safe Routes Engineering consultant on both interim and final design of sidewalks and cross walks adjacent to both the existing and proposed elementary schools. The project included; grading, new storm sewer system, new sanitary and water connections, parking and drive aisles, pedestrian access and landscape architecture.