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    Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project

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    About the Project

    The 2019 Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy will fund a new replacement school building for Northgate Elementary. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

    As with all schools that were built 25 years ago or more, the district has submitted a landmark nomination for Northgate Elementary to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board. By self-nominating the buildings, the district avoids having someone else nominate the project, which can delay progress.

    You can find the nomination documents on the City of Seattle's website.

    Learn more about Seattle Public Schools landmarked schools.

    School Design: NAC Architecture

    General Contractor/Construction Management: Lydig Construction

    Project Manager: Vince Gonzales,, 206-252-0151


    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase in progress
    • Design development and permitting begins Spring 2020
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • School opens Fall 2023

    Funding Source

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

    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.

    January 2020

    • Issued GCCM interim contract for pre-construction services. 
    • Received applications from residents for the departure committee.
    • Completed 50% schematic design set.

    Learn about the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) process and read meeting minutes.


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    Northgate Elementary School
    11725 1st Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125

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