Planning & Construction Updates

March 2017

60% Street Improvement Plan comments were received from SDOT and resubmitted. The architect presented interior finishes to staff. Drilling of the geothermal wells continued, and the manifold piping was in progress. Aggregate piers were installed under the new footings, and placing of footings for the west section of the new building began. The crawlspace was dug out and new mechanical room concrete slabs placed. Plumbing pipe and ductwork was installed in the basement. Structural enhancements to the existing building continued.


February 2017

The 60% Street Improvement Plan revisions were under review by the city. A Total Contract Cost (TCC) amendment was signed by Skanska and routed for district signatures. The D-9 documentation was submitted to the state Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction. The D-10 authorizing execution of General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) contract was received. The Notice to Proceed on Group D packages was issued to Skanska, the GCCM. Hazardous materials abatement and selective demolition continued. Geothermal well drilling and site utilities installation were in progress.


January 2017

The phase II building permit was received and work began. The 60% street improvement plan revisions were resubmitted to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The project value analysis continues. The Seattle School Board approved the total contract cost amendment. The Notice to Proceed on portions of the Group C package was issued through the Skanska. Hazardous materials abatement and selective demolition continues. Drilling has begun for the geothermal wells. Installation of site utilities is in progress. 


December 2016

The phase I building permit was received and work began. The phase II cycle 3 responses were sent to the City of Seattle. The 60% street improvement plan comments have been received. Bid group C and D were opened, and a project value analysis will be done due to the bid results. The Board Action Report for the total contract cost amendment was presented to the Seattle School Board Operations Committee, who put it on the Board agenda for January. The contractor has mobilized. Hazardous materials abatement and site demolition continues. 


November 2016

Phase 1 building permit cycle comments are complete and the construction team is waiting for the King County storm water permit to be issued. The King County discharge permit is under review and revisions were submitted. Phase 2building permit cycle 3 is under review. The 60% street improvement plan is under review. The Landmarks Board issued the Certificate of Approval. A Board Action Report is being drafted for the total contract cost (TCC) amendment. The contractor has mobilized and abatement is underway. 


October 2016

The construction document (CD) phase is complete. Comments were received on the phase 1 building permit cycle 4, and responses were sent to the city. The King County discharge permit is under review. Comments were received on the phase 2 building permit cycle 2, and responses were sent to the city. The street improvement plan was submitted for 60% review.  The final presentation was made to the Landmarks Board.


September 2016

Major activity completed this month: Reached 95% construction document (CD). Received phase I building permit cycle 2 and 3 comments and responded to the City. Advanced the street improvement plan to 60%. Held briefing with Landmarks Board and finalized the application package. Issued Notice to Proceed on group A packages through Skanska (GCCM). Completed structural package and advertised group B bid package. 


August 2016

The construction document (CD) phase continued. The  75% construction document estimate reconciliation was completed. Comments were received on the phase 1 building permit cycle 1, and responses were sent to the city. Comments were received on the phase 2 building permit cycle 1, and responses were being developed. The street improvement plan was under review and the team met with the city. The Landmarks Board was briefed and the application package was being finalized. The school community was moved to the John Marshall School and portables were relocated. 


June 2016

Completed 75% construction documents and started 75% construction document estimate. The Master Use Permit decision was upheld and the permit approved. The street improvement plan is under review. Minor adjustments are being made to address landmark concerns.


May 2016

Design development (DD) phase estimate reconciliation is complete, and the construction document phase began. The Master Use Permit Decision was upheld, with judicial appeal due by May 27. The project team met with Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to review the building assessment and made a presentation to the Landmark Board’s Architectural Review Committee. D-5 documents are complete.


April 2016

The design development (DD) phase estimate was received and reconciliation began. The Master Use Permit appeal hearing occurred on April 27, 2016. The contract has been executed for commissioning services. A presentation was made to the Landmark’s Architectural Review Committee.


March 2016

Completed design development (DD) phase. The Master Use Permit environmental review decision, including departures was posted. A contract executed for commissioning services. The CD-5 documents are complete. Presentation was made to the Landmark’s Architectural Review Committee.


February 2016

Design development continues with 100 percent of design development (DD) due in mid-March. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) reviewed the departures. The Master Use Permit environmental review comment period has closed. The project team met with DPD for the building permit pre-application meeting. A presentation was made to the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT), the PTA and school staff. Staff also made a presentation to the Landmark’s Architectural Review Committee. Work is underway on the D-5.


January 2016

Continued design development, which is now at 50 percent. Departures and permitting work continues. The envelope consultant is under contract and the commissioning agent has been selected.


December 2015

Continued design development. Completed conductivity geothermal test well. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) reviewed the project departures. Master Use Permit Environmental Review comment period took place. Received and reviewed the request for proposal (RFP) for commissioning services.


November 2015

Continued design development. Learned the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Departure Committee voted against all departures. Issued minority report to DON on departures. The SEPA DNS was affirmed by Hearing Examiner. Reviewed Master Use Permit. Executed contract for envelope consultant. Received request for proposal responses for commissioning services.


October 2015

Design development continues. The SEPA Hearing final written arguments were submitted. The Master Use Permit was reviewed.


September 2015

The schematic design has been approved and design development began. The Department of Neighborhoods departures meeting was rescheduled. The SEPA hearing was held and the Master Use Permit was submitted.


August 2015

Design, planning and permitting work continues. The Department of Neighborhoods selected the departures committee Schematic Design refinement complete
 Skanska completed Schematic Design estimate and team began reconciliation Department of Neighborhoods selected Departures committee. The 
final SEPA Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) has been appealed. The value engineering (VE) Board Action Request was drafted. A contract has been executed for building envelope consulting, and inspections and testing are underway at the existing building to help mitigate unforeseen conditions.


July 2015

In July, the project team worked on schematic design refinement and a cost-reduction analysis to align with the project budget. Development continued development of sustainable systems/passive options. The final SEPA checklist and determination of non-significance was advertised. The value engineering draft report was received and VE items selected for the final report. A professional services contract was awarded for the envelope consulting.


June 2015

Planning, design and document preparation continues. Public comments were received on the SEPA Checklist draft. The value engineering student took place.


May 2015

Design work and planning continue. Development is in progress to include sustainable systems/passive options with a target of 20 Energy Use Intensity.


April 2015

Design work and planning continues. The General Contractor/Construction Manager selection is complete and the contract awarded to Skanska.


March 2015

The schematic design phase continues. Selection process for the general contractor/construction management (GC/CM) firm is complete. Work continued on development of sustainable systems. The draft geotechnical study has been delivered and the project eco-charrette took place. A landmarks designation has been issued and planning began on controls and incentives related to that designation. The zoning departures summary was issued to the Department of Neighborhoods.


February 2015

The schematic design phase began. The project team started the geotechnical survey, completed the tree inventory and continued the traffic study. Work is underway on development of sustainable systems/passive options, target 20 Energy Use Intensity (EUI). There was a landmarks nomination hearing and site tour.


December 2014

School Design Advisory Team meetings are underway.


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