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    • Predesign phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase complete
    • Construction documents and permitting phase complete
    • Bid and award phase complete
    • Construction in progress
    • Construction expected to be complete Spring 2021

    Current phase: Construction

    • Hazardous materials abatement and demolition are the first construction activities to begin a project.
    • The building is constructed.
    • Building systems (plumbing, HVAC, lighting, intercom, fire alarm, telephone, data, etc.) are started and tested to confirm that they operate as designed and intended by the engineers.


    About the Project

    Magnolia School was originally constructed in 1927 and subsequently expanded in 1931, 1941, and 1969. The building and site have been designated as a historical landmark by the City of Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board. The school was closed in 1984 and used as a temporary site from 1987–2004. In 2019, the modernized existing school opened with new classroom and gymnasium wings. 

    A second classroom addition will be added to the newly opened attendance area elementary. It will allow the district to implement state mandated class-size reductions. This funding for this addition was received after construction began on the original project.

    Project Manager: David L. Jackson, 206.735.8957,

    Design Firm: Mahlum Architects

    Construction Firm: CDK Construction Services, Inc.

    Funding Source: Funded by a State of Washington Distressed Schools grant

    Project Updates

    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.

    Project Progress Photos


    November 2020

    • Installing exterior concrete stair/bench rebar 
    • Demolishing select areas of level 1 curtain wall
    • Footing drain installation ongoing.
    • Installing water resistant barrier
    • Installing exterior and interior stud wall framing
    • Completed temporary wall erection at existing hallway
    • Demolishing part of existing roof and installing temporary roof protection

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    a photo of the front of Magnolia Elementary

    Magnolia Elementary

    Magnolia Elementary School
    2418 28th Ave. W
    Seattle, WA 98199

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    Construction and COVID-19

    Contractors working on district projects are required to comply with the state’s Phase 2 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. This includes developing a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan.

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