Arbor Heights

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Address: 3701 SW 104 St, Seattle,

Overview

Built in 1949 with additions in 1950, 1953 and 1958, Arbor Heights is in poor repair with many major systems and structural challenges. The capacity of the existing school is 353 students, and it will be replaced with a new 500-600 seat elementary on the same site.

Budget

$42.6 million

Project Description

The school buildings will be replaced with a new school that supports best learning practices for elementary schools. Additional permanent capacity of 500–650 students will support projected enrollment growth in West Seattle. After abating and demolishing the existing structures, new buildings consisting of core facilities and teaching areas will be built and site work completed.

The new school will include:

  • Administration offices
  • Cafeteria
  • Gymnasium
  • Teachers’ lounge
  • Health clinic
  • Daycare
  • Library
  • Classrooms
  • Teacher workroom/break areas
  • Science and computer labs

Construction and site work includes:

  • New building
  • Finished interior and exterior spaces
  • Furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • Complete mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Fire alarm, sprinkler and communications systems
  • Access roads and sidewalks
  • Parking areas
  • Landscaping
  • Playfields and playground equipment

Schedule Overview

Design work started: March 2013

Estimated construction start: July 2014

Estimated school opening: Fall 2016

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