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    Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project

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    Learn what happens in the design and construction phases




    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development in progress
    • Construction documents/permitting begins Fall 2020
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • School opens Fall 2023

    About the Project

    The 2019 Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy will fund a new replacement school building for Northgate Elementary. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

    As with all schools that were built 25 years ago or more, the district submitted a landmark nomination for Northgate Elementary to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board. By self-nominating the buildings, the district avoids having someone else nominate the project, which can delay progress.

    Northgate Elementary was not landmarked, allowing the district to proceed with the replacement of the school as planned. 

    Learn more about Seattle Public Schools landmarked schools.

    School Design: NAC Architecture

    General Contractor/Construction Management: Lydig Construction

    Project Manager: Vince Gonzales,, 206-252-0151

    Funding Source

    Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.

    Project Updates

    Updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.

    May 2020

    • Completed draft SEPA and supporting appendices
    • Completed General Contractor/Construction Management contract for presentation at June Board Operations Committee meeting.
    • Conducted design team teaching and learning stakeholder meetings.
    • Conducted design team technology and infrastructure meeting with district technology team.
    • Conducted SDAT meeting #6 virtually 

    Learn about the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) process and read meeting minutes.


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    Northgate Elementary School
    11725 1st Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125

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