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    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase complete
    • Construction documents/permitting phase complete
    • Bid and award phase complete
    • Construction in progress
    • Addition opens Fall 2021


    About the Project

    The original Frances Coe Elementary School, built in 1907, was destroyed by fire in 2001. The current 75,214-square-foot building was constructed in 2003. This project will construct a six-classroom addition. 

    Design: Mahlum Architects

    Construction: Western Ventures Construction, Inc.

    Project Manager: David L. Jackson, 206.735.8957,

    Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant.

    Project Updates

    December 2020

    • Excavating foundation
    • Backfilling soil
    • Reworking utilities
    • Installing underground mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
    • Poured south foundation concrete

    photo of Coe school 

    Frantz H. Coe Elementary School

    2424 7th Ave W
    Seattle, WA 98119

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    Construction and COVID-19

    Contractors working on district projects are required to comply with the state’s Phase 2 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. This includes developing a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan.

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