Heartland AEA will be undergoing an exciting project to replace the heating and cooling (HVAC) system in our Johnston Regional Education Center (REC) at 6500 Corporate Drive. The project will bring important improvements to the environment of the building, leading to increased comfort for our staff and visitors. It will also increase the overall energy efficiency of the building. The project is slated to take place between February 1 and June 1, 2014.
This means that all meetings and activities during this period will be relocated to alternate locations. Most meetings have been moved to the former Walnut Creek Campus building at 815 8th Street in West Des Moines. We will be calling the building the Heartland AEA West Des Moines Campus to avoid confusion with the current Walnut Creek Campus down the street.
The West Des Moines Campus building has many rooms, both large and small, to accommodate different types of meetings. It is handicapped accessible, has ample parking and is close to various restaurants. We will do our best to provide as many amenities as possible, including wireless Internet, some rooms with dedicated LCD projectors and access to copying and printing. While it won’t have the same amenities as the Johnston REC, it will be more than adequate to serve as a temporary meeting space during the remodeling project.
The REC building will be open during the remodeling project except during the week of March 15-22. No one will be allowed in the building during this week, and there will be no van delivery to schools. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our goal is to create a better environment in our REC building, and we thank you in advance for your understanding during this project.
Click here to view photos of the West Des Moines Campus.