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    West Seattle Elementary Addition and Renovation Project 

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    Learn what happens during these design and construction phases

    Timeline

    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase complete
    • Construction documents and permitting phase in progress
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • School reopens Fall 2022

    Current Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting

    During this phase:

    • The architectural firm prepares construction drawings, specifications, and bidding documents.
    • The district applies for required building permits.

    Virtual Community Meeting

    A virtual meeting was held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, to update the community about the project. 

    View the meeting video

    Project Designs

     

    About the Project

    A new, approximately 20,000 square foot 2-story addition will be built to provide 12 new classrooms and two learning commons. Minor modernization will be done to the existing 50,700 square foot school building. The expanded school will provide permanent space for up to 500 students. 

    A new entrance will provide secure access with visitors required to check in with the administration office. The library will be relocated over the new entrance for better access.

    Existing classrooms and the administration area will be changed to better meet student needs. Mechanical systems will be upgraded. In addition, site improvements are planned for better pedestrian access and new play areas/fields.

    BEX V will fund technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high-need schools to support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students, and provide audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

    Project Managers: David L. Jackson

    Design: Miller Hayashi Architects

    Project Budget: $28.3M

    Funding Sources: Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEX V), approved by Seattle voters in 2019 and a grant from the State of Washington

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    December 2020

    • Construction permitting in progress
    • Preparing for virtual SEPA hearing
    • Portables SEPA final draft checklist issued for public comment
    • Submitted 95% construction documents
    • Conducting 95% construction documents constructibility review

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    West Seattle Elementary School
    6760 34th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98126

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