Originally built in 1912, the Bancroft Elementary School in Minneapolis is currently in the design phase for a selective demolition, new construction and extensive renovation. This will require the demolition of the 1966 building addition which includes the current gymnasium, storage and kitchen spaces and new construction to fill the existing courtyard with a new 7,000 SF gymnasium. In addition, a new and fully accessible building entrance and office will be built on the south side of the building, with access from both 13th and 14th Avenues South, visitor parking and the playground. Additional construction on the south side of the building will include a lunchroom of approximately 3,000 SF that can also serve as a commons or central gathering point for the building and related kitchen of approximately 1,800 SF, a new loading dock to serve the food service and building needs, new media center space, supplemental classroom spaces and renovations.
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