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Alki Elementary School Replacement and Gym Modernization Project

The existing school building will be removed and a new school building will be constructed on the same site. The existing gym will not be torn down. It will be modernized. Alki Elementary will move to an interim location during construction.


construction progress graphic showing in design development phase
Learn what happens during these project phases
  • Pre-design phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase in progress
  • Construction documents/permitting phase begins Fall 2022
  • Bid and award phase begins Winter 2023
  • Construction begins Summer 2023
  • School opens Fall 2025

Community Participation

Community Update Meeting, June 14

Did you miss the meeting? View the recording.

Recent Progress

Progress updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings.

Major activity in June 2022

A virtual community update meeting was held on June 14. The schematic design phase is complete. Value engineering was done and the final report will be issued.

Major activity planned for July 2022

Design development starts this month. The first draft of the SEPA documents will be issued. Meetings with specific stakeholder groups within the school district will take place, including facilities, warehouse/receiving, resource conservation, and early learning.

About the Project

Most of the existing Alki Elementary School will be removed. A multi-story 75,000 square foot replacement school will be constructed and the existing gymnasium will remain and be modernized. Once complete, Alki Elementary School will provide permanent space for up to 500 students in grades PreK to 5.

The new school building will have secure entry points. It will be designed to be respectful of the surrounding neighborhood. Storm water management will be included. The attached Seattle Parks & Recreation community center may remain open during construction.

The entire school site is 1.45 acres.

Design Firm: Mahlum Architects

General Contractor/Construction Management Firm (GC/CM): Cornerstone General Contractors

Project Budget: $66.9M

Funding Source: Funded by Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy project, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.


For questions or comments about the project, please use our online feedback form

Project Manager: Brian Fabella,, 206-252-0702

Alki Elementary

3010 59th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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