Vision 117 opens survey on Lincoln Elementary project

By Ryne Turke on December 30, 2015 at 1:15pm

With less than two weeks remaining to make a final decision on design plans for Lincoln Elementary, District 117 is reaching out to the public for their opinion.

The district has a pair of options to choose from, but must submit their choice to builders and contractors by January 7th.

The group Vision 117 released the survey on their website,, which breaks down both options and shows pictures of proposed buildings compared to the existing structure.

While both options contain similar construction plans, the slight variation takes place at the school entrance on West Independence.

“Option A” would use a cultured stacked stone base with composite metal panels and “Option B” would use copper composite metal panels and a copper composite canopy.

District 117 started plans to improve Lincoln Elementary after learning the recently passed sales tax measure would be generating $8-million more than anticipated.

Superintendent Steve Ptacek hopes to have the project completed by the fall of 2016. The survey will remain open until January 6th.