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    • Predesign phase complete.
    • Schematic design phase complete.
    • Design development phase complete.
    • Construction documents and permitting phase in progress.
    • Bid and award contracts phase begins Winter 2021.
    • Construction phase begins Spring 2021.
    • Addition opens Fall 2022.

    Current Project Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting 

    • The architectural firm prepares construction drawings, specifications, and bidding documents.
    • The district applies for required building permits.
    • If school is 25 years or older, the district submits landmark nomination to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board if it wasn't done in an earlier phase.
      • By self-nominating the buildings, the district avoids having someone else nominate the project, which can delay progress.

    Learn more about the project phases

    Project Overview

    A 12,500-square-foot classroom addition will be constructed at Madison Middle School to accommodate enrollment growth.

    Project Manager: Vince Gonzales

    School Design: Studio Meng Strazzara

    Project Budget: $10.5M

    Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant

    School Design Advisory Team

    The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) met virtually because of the pandemic. Information about SDAT and meeting minutes are posted.

    Project Updates

    December 2020

    • Posted draft SEPA for public comment
    • Confirmed with Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) that no master use permit is required
    • Finalized community update mailers to be mailed early January
    • Submitted Certificate of Approval forms to City of Seattle Landmarks Review Board

    Virtual Community Meeting

    The project management and design team held a virtual community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, to provide updates on the project.  

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    James Madison Middle School

    3429 45th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98116

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