NORTH CENTER — Ground has broken on Coonley Elementary's $16.5 million addition, opening up construction jobs for neighborhood tradesmen and women.
Applications will be accepted at the site, 4046 N. Leavitt St., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Feb. 28.
The Public Building Commission, which is overseeing the project, requires that at least 50 percent of the workforce on its projects consist of local residents.
Applicants should bring a current photo ID, a copy of their resume and a copy of their union card or appropriate certification/credentials.
Interviews will not be conducted on site.
Construction on the three-story Coonley addition has been placed on an accelerated timeline. Originally scheduled to open in January 2015, the addition is now expected to be completed by September. The annex will contain 12 new classrooms, a kitchen and multi-purpose room.
The addition is being funded entirely with Tax Increment Financing dollars.