North Building Renovation Open House Planned


Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233 will host a building dedication and community open house for its renovated North Building on Tuesday, May 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event will include a 6:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and sculpture unveiling, featuring an installation created by the school's 3D Studio Art students. ​Refreshments and tours of the facility will be available until 8:30 p.m.

The North Building renovation will be complete this month; groundbreaking for the project was held in February 2013. The project included​ refurbishing the student cafeteria and gymnasium. In addition, the building's main entrance ​was transformed into a two-story atrium t​o enhance accessibility throughout the facility. The ​school's ​fieldhouse ​was rebuilt and expanded to allow for additional and more convenient programming for students and to be able to host multiple events simultaneously. The renovation feature​d​ several environmentally friendly components​ — such as high-efficiency lighting, daylight harvesting, carefully designed mechanical systems and occupancy sensors​ — allowing it to be a candidate for LEED Gold status.