Kraus-Anderson to build Gene Dillon Elementary School in Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 2017) – The Bemidji office of Kraus-Anderson (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, will build the Gene Dillon Elementary School in Bemidji. Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 27 at the site, 3795 Division St. in Bemidji.
The 120,000-square-foot school will serve 600 students in grades 4 and 5.
Designed by DLR Group, the new school will feature two gymnasiums, 48 high-tech classrooms, cafeteria, lounge, media center, art and music facilities, offices and an autism area.
Voters approved a $39 million bonding referendum in 2014, $30 million of which would fund Gene Dillon Elementary and the remainder would renovate the existing Bemidji Middle School.
Construction is expected to be completed in time for the new 2018-19 school year.