Harold Washington College will undergo a top-to-bottom renovation under a $21 million contract approved today by the board of the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC), which also approved $1.4 million in accessibility improvements at Wright College and Olive-Harvey College.
Under a contract with Pacific Construction Services Inc., Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, will see an interior reconstruction of its teaching areas, Kevin Gujral, PBC executive director, said. The work will be done two floors at a time to minimize the impact on classes at the college, officials said. Pacific Construction has committed to at least 25 percent participation in the project by Minority Business Enterprises and 5 percent participation by Women Business Enterprises, officials said.
Meanwhile, improvements to accessibility for people living with disabilities will be made at Wright College, 4300 North Narragansett Avenue; and at Olive-Harvey College, 10001 South Woodlawn Avenue, officials said. The PBC board approved a $1.4 million contract with G.F. Structures Corporation for the improvements at the colleges. Under terms of the contract, G.F. Structures has committed to at least 28 percent participation in the project by Minority Business Enterprises and 5 percent participation by Women Business Enterprises, officials said.
Other actions taken Tuesday by the PBC Board, including the appointment of architects and owner’s representatives, are listed on the PBC’s web site at www.pbcchicago.com.