Progress on Little Falls Road

In 2013, Bishop O’Connell undertook a comprehensive study to develop a master plan to align the physical facilities with the school’s mission-driven strategic plan. The project evolved from the need to address functional, organization and space deficiencies of a school that was originally designed more than 60 years ago in the co-institutional model of single-sex classrooms. Boys and girls entered the school through separate entrances that faced Trinidad and Underwood Streets. The “boys side” and “girls side” shared a central courtyard, cafeteria, and library that connected the two halves. 

With the help of Maginniss + del Ninno Architects, an eight-phase Master Site Plan was developed to guide the process of modernizing the school’s facilities. The plan provides a sequenced phased approach to addressing the evolving space requirements of curricula and the need for flexible learning and teaching spaces that meet today's educational landscape. 

Project Updates - Photo Blog

Scroll through the photos below to see the latest developments.

Aug. 16, 2019

Curbs and Parking - Aug. 16

Curbs formed, ready for concrete, for extended parking and exit to main driveway.


Plaza retaining walls nearing completion, and ready for stone facing.

Stone for Plaza Walls - Aug16

Stone facing for plaza walls delivered and ready for installation. 

Entrance Foundations - Aug. 16

Concrete foundations for front entrance and connector nearing completion.

Steel - Aug. 16

First shipment of steel ready for installation.

August 2, 2019

Courtyard - Aug 2

The renovation of the courtyard is taking shape--ready for new steps, ramps and patio surface.

Front Plaza - Aug 2

The new front plaza is graded and a new storm water system is in place. The footings for the new plaza walls are formed and ready for concrete.

StormWater Storage - Aug 2

A new storm water management system with more than 5,000 cubic feet of underground storage capacity has been competed, and the area is ready for repaving.

Electrical Conduit Installation

Underground electrical conduits are installed. These will connect to a new transformer and upgrade the electrical system for the entire school.

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