Hoover Elementary

Hoover Elementary nurtures student learning and growth through its compassionate community of students, parents, and staff. Students learn in a motivating and challenging environment comprised of a supportive staff who respects each child.

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Project Information

What's Happening Now

February 2020: Fortis is receiving and reviewing bids for Sitework

Fortis is receiving and reviewing bids for Sitework at this time. Fortis continues to develop the cost estimates based on the current level of CD documents. However, for Hoover Elementary, the remaining scopes will bid later in the year. Phasing plans are being developed to account for logistics, sequencing, and minimizing the impacts to ongoing operations at the existing elementary school.

The Land Use package was resubmitted as a Planned Development (PD) to accommodate the 4th LDO (Land Development Option) for reduced setback at the gymnasium. The Planning Commission Hearing date is scheduled for March 4.

The team is actively working to complete the designs for the Bid Set to be issued February 24.

January 2020: Cost Estimate in Development

Fortis continues to develop the estimate based on the current documents. They will procure the sitework scope in February. The remaining scopes will bid later in the year.

Corvallis Building Department review is ongoing, with first round of comments pending Land Use Approval. The Planning Commission Hearing date is anticipated to take place on February 19.

The design team is collaborating with the contractor in preparation for the Bid Set, currently scheduled for issuance on February 24.

December 2019: Design and Permitting

Fortis Construction is developing the 100% Design Development estimate and continuing to develop interest in the subcontractor community. The work on the site and other key trades will bid in Q2 and Q3 2020. Preliminary phasing plans have been developed and are being reviewed and modified to account for logistics, sequencing, and minimizing impact to ongoing operations at the existing elementary school.

DLR and the design team met with the City of Corvallis Building Department for a Permit Pre-Application Meeting.  An Updated Land Use Package was submitted for approval as a Planned Development. The City of Corvallis Planning Commission Hearing date is anticipated to take place in February of 2020.

Interior finishes, tile patterns, and color selections are being refined, and the design teams are collaborating to make adjustments before submitting for permit by the end of December.

Phasing and logistics plans are being developed to ensure a safe project with minimal disruptions. Considerations will include moving existing modular classrooms on-site for use during construction, parking and student drop off circulation, fencing to separate construction work from school operations and outside activities, and developing temporary playground enhancements.

November 2019: Fortis Construction Selected

Fortis Construction was selected as the CM/GC contractor for Hoover Elementary. They will be reviewing the design documents and putting together an estimate to reconcile with the budget.

Construction Documents (CD) phase is underway. 

Initial land use submission has been made and we are working on responses for the Planning staff.  A City of Corvallis Planning Commission meeting is expected to take place in mid-December.

A Hoover Neighborhood meeting, co-hosted by Ward 8 City Councilor Ed Junkins was held November 5 at the school.  DLR architects and Hoover Principal Anna Marie Gosser showed designs and answered questions.

October 2019: CM/GC Contractor procurement process is underway

Design Development is approaching 100%.  The district, Wenaha, JLD Estimating and DLR Group are reviewing estimates and designs to reconcile with the budget. The initial land use submission has been made to the City of Corvallis and we are waiting for Planning Department feedback prior to final submission.

The team will begin the construction documents (CD’s) phase of design. The CM/GC contractor procurement process is underway with award targeted for mid-November.

August 2019: Design Development Nearing Completion

Design Development is approaching 90%.  The bond team will be reviewing these documents and JLD Estimating will prepare cost estimates.  Work is underway to develop the package for the City of Corvallis Planning Department submission.

July 2019: Summer Design Work

Design Development is in process. Focus groups with teachers, administrators and specialists took place in June to inform the design team’s summer work. This input was used as designs were developed and will be reported back to the Focus Groups after the summer break. The Hoover site plan is fairly solid and we’re developing for Planning Department submission. The driveway will align with Aspen Street.

The Hoover Design Advisory Committee will have meeting #4 on August 21.

May 2019: Design Advisory Committee Meeting #3

The Hoover DAC met for the third time on May 1, 2019. An update on the design process is as follows:

  • The new building will include three classrooms for each grade level, larger classrooms for preschool and kindergarten, 1st grade,  music room, collaboration and support spaces, and an art and science classroom.
  • The original idea was to use a prototype design for both Hoover and Lincoln for cost efficiencies. The district has decided that buildings won’t be identical but there will be some similarities between schools and there will be design aspects that are different depending on the needs of the school. (Overall similar feel to the building.)
  • Two possible site strategies were reviewed with a focus on the parking entry driveway.  Option 1 shows alignment with Aspen. Option 2 shows a 150’ offset east of Aspen. There are currently 37 parking spaces, the site plans include approximately 60 parking spots and a drive through loading zone for buses and student drop-off. Volume of traffic during pick up and drop off continues to be a topic of discussion. A traffic study is being conducted. View the site concepts HERE.
  • Field space and playground areas are a priority.  A location for the school butterfly garden or shade garden is a priority.

February, 2019: Design process

A civil engineer has toured the site. Design is in progress and first Core Team meetings are underway.

Activities scheduled for next quarter include City of Corvallis land use and permitting meetings, as well as site observation for wetlands on the site.

January, 2019: Hoover Design Advisory Committee

The design advisory committee will begin meeting in January. Committee members include Michael Baker, Peter Banwarth, Svetlana Dascaliuc, Brian Haley, Marcy Hermens, Victor Hsu, Cara Miller, Melissa Miller, Kari Morrow, Stephanie Raleigh, Amy Sampson, Yan Wang, principal Anna Marie Gosser, and a representative from district staff.

This committee will ensure that the values of the school community are represented in the design process.

November & December: Architect Review and Site Surveying

Pre-design work at Hoover is taking place including a site walk-through by the architect team. The site is also being surveyed as part of the pre-design process.

November 5, 2018: Design Advisory Committees

Site-based committees for Hoover Elementary will be announced and meetings with the architects will begin soon after. These committees will serve as advisors to the design professionals and will continue at least through the life of the project at Hoover.

Project Timeline

Hoover bond timeline

Bond Projects at Hoover

Hoover Elementary was built in 1968. Hoover’s current enrollment is 391, with its capacity at 404.

Construction icon transparent background Replace School on Current Property

  • Construct on the east side of the current property
  • Students will continue to attend Hoover Elementary during construction

Security camera icon transparent background Safety & Security Improvements

  • New emergency communications system
  • Built to current seismic safety codes
  • Well-designed parking and site circulation

Light bulb icon transparent background Sustainability

  • Sustainable design
  • Maximize daylighting
  • Install energy efficient building systems

Computer icon transparent background Modern Educational Spaces

  • Learning spaces for small group, collaboration, and project based learning
  • Outdoor learning including school garden and outdoor play areas
  • Separate multi-purpose dining commons and gymnasium


Hoover robotics club

5th Grade First Lego League team was awarded First Place in the innovation project category. Students presented their ideas about the school parking lot to the bond program design team.


Hoover design committee meeting photo

Committee members providing feedback.

principal gosser presenting design concept

Principal Gosser presenting floorplan design.

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Coming when construction is underway.

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