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West Woodland Elementary School Expansion Project

Timeline

project phase graphic with Open as the current phase
  • Pre-design phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase complete
  • Construction document/permitting complete
  • Bid/award contracts phase complete
  • Construction complete
  • Addition opened for Fall 2021

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 September 2021

  • Received building Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
  • School started Sept. 1
  • Began punchlist activities
  • Continued commissioning work
  • Conducted commissioning/startup activities

Major Activity Planned for September 2021

  • Continue punchlist, commissioning, and closeout

About the Project

The current West Woodland Elementary School opened in 1991. It replaced an earlier school building originally opened in 1910. Enlarging the school will help address enrollment growth in the neighborhood.

This completed project included construction of a new, approximately 28,000 square foot addition and remodels approximately 7,700 square feet of the existing building to provide 12 new classrooms, an expanded gymnasium, commons, and associated support and infrastructure spaces. The remainder of the existing school building received interior finish upgrades and improvements to technology and communication infrastructure. Site work included improved landscaping and play areas. The loading dock was moved, and a 7-stall parking lot for staff was added.

Project Manager : Paul Wight

Design: McGranahan Architects

Construction: Allied Construction Associates

Project Budget: $21.4M

Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2019, and by a state Distressed Schools Grant.

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West Woodland Elementary School
5601 4th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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