Supplied drawing of the new field house at Homewood-Flossmoor Hight School.
Updated: December 1, 2012 4:54PM
Site work for the construction of a new fieldhouse for Homewood-Flossmoor High School is expected to begin in November after the School District 233 Board on Tuesday approved Mount Prospect-based Nicholas & Associates as the contractor, officials said.
The expanded fieldhouse is the main part of a $26 million renovation of the North Building, which also will include a more accessible main entrance, cafeteria improvements and a new elevator.
Adding 100,000 square feet of space will make room for the 35 sports, 75 teams and 90 clubs and activities the school district offers, and make more space available for use by youth sports and the community, officials said.
The project is being funded with $10 million in existing bonds, $10 million that was saved for the project, and about $6 million from a bond sale that will not require a property tax increase because the district has stayed within its debt-service limitations, officials have said.
The demolition of the existing fieldhouse is to take place in the spring.
The project is expected to be completed in 2014.