Classroom Addition

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  • Predesign phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase complete
  • Construction documents and permitting complete
  • Bid and award phase complete
  • Construction in progress
  • Estimated completion: Summer 2022

Leschi Elementary School will remain occupied during construction. 

Recent Progress

Progress 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.

Major Activity in August 2021

  • Awarded construction contract to Bayley Construction
  • Received building permit and plumbing permit
  • Began demolition of the brick on the north side of the building
  • Tie into sewer line

Major Activity Planned in September 2021

  • Waterproof concrete footings
  • Prepare concrete slab
  • Waterproof concrete stem walls
  • Grade site

About the Project

The two-story addition will include four new classrooms to relieve overcrowding and help students succeed. The design ties into and blends in with the existing masonry school building.

The new addition will be located at the north end of the existing school and will include some new landscaping, bio-filtration, and a new secure bicycle storage area. The existing playground will be relocated to allow for construction of the addition.

Changes to the administration area and main entrance will create a secure entry vestibule that directs visitors into the office area to increase school safety. The fire alarm system will also be replaced.

Creating this additional educational space will allow the return of preschool to the school. The school community and childcare will remain on site during the school year.

Project Design: TCF Architecture

Construction: Bayley Construction

Project Budget: $4.4M

Funding Source: Washington State Distressed Schools Grant

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Project Manager: Matisia Hollingsworth,, 206.252.0901

Leschi Elementary School

135 32nd Ave

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