The Ottumwa Courier

January 30, 2013

School board approves Douma redevelopment

Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — The design plan to redevelop Douma Elementary School has been approved by the Ottumwa school board

The project, with a total budget of $4.9 million, will renovate the entire building to serve as the district’s new kindergarten and first-grade learning center on Ottumwa’s south side.

The remodeling will include replacing all flooring; removing movable partitions; replacing the ceiling; remodeling restrooms; upgrading the kitchen, mechanical and electrical systems; and bringing the building into compliance with building codes.

The plans include the addition of a multi-purpose room and main entrance; new parking lot; geothermal heating and cooling system; and new playground.

Construction is expected to start this July with a completion date of July 2014. The design development of Douma Elementary was by FRK Architects and Engineers.

To view construction plans, go the to, click on Douma School and select the remodeling quick link.