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    • Predesign phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase in progress
    • Construction documents/permitting phase in progress
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • School opens Fall 2023

    Current Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting

    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.

    March 2021

    • SEPA DNS Mitigation Hearing Examiners Decision complete
    • Department of Neighborhoods Departure Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to issue Directors Decision
    • Completed Construction Document 95% review
    • Preparing bid documents
    • Advertising for early demolition and abatement contract

    About the Project

    The district will build a new 3-story replacement school building for Kimball Elementary. The approximately 95,000 square foot school will meet the district's elementary educational specifications and provide space for up to 650 students.

    The proposed design is organized into learning clusters with classrooms surrounding learning commons. It will have secure points of entry with visitor access controlled by the administration office. The school is designed to be contextually appropriate and respectful of the surrounding single-family home neighborhood while preserving open space for outdoor learning, play, and recreation.

    During construction, Kimball Elementary will move to the Van Asselt School interim site at 7201 Beacon Ave. S.

    Design firm: NAC Architecture

    Contractor: TBD

    Project manager: Paul Wight

    Project Budget: $86.4M

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Virtual Community Meeting, Oct. 22

    You can view the virtual community meeting recording here.

    If you have questions or comments, please use the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page.

    Potential Designs

    The drawings below show the most recent version of the designs. Based on community feedback, changes were made. These designs could be updated before the school is constructed. 

    You can also view the Design Development presentation here.adobe PDF icon

    Virtual view from 23rd Avenue S.

    This video animation shows how the new school might look as you walk along 23rd Avenue S. It does not have any narration.

    If you have questions, you can contact the project team with the form at the bottom of this page.

    School Design Advisory Team

    The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) worked with the project manager and project architect to develop school-specific education standards during the pre-design and schematic design phases. More information and SDAT meeting minutes.

    Culturally Responsive Design Workshops

    Contact Us

    Please send us your questions or comments with the form below.

    Kimball Elementary School

    3200 23rd Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98144

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