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Planning & Construction Updates

February 2019

  • Site work has started including installation of site wall foundations
  • Sheathing and water-resistant board installed in east classroom wing and gymnasium
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough in will be completed in the renovated areas of the brick building and the addition by the end of March.
  • Drywall work will begin in mid-March.

January 2019


  • Excavation for south parking lot 85% complete
  • General contractor coordinated with district arborist to trim trees on Bigelow, adjacent to new building
  • Loading dock driveway 55% complete
  • Waste line from building addition stubbed out of east side of building 

Building exterior

  • Masonry brick veneer to start in February.
  • Reroofing of existing covered play area to start in February.
  • Exterior wall framing has begun. 

Building interior

  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) routing in classroom wing started
  • Classroom remodel MEP rough-in nearly complete
  • Interior framing in classroom wing is 60% complete 

December 2018

Offsite: Coordination continues with Seattle Parks and city arborist. Newton Street storm line connection began.

Onsite: Excavation continues for site wall footings. South parking lot excavation approximately 60% complete. General contractor to coordinate trimming of trees that overhang property line. Waste line from building addition stubbed out of east side of building.

Building exterior: 85% of concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls erected. Approximately 55% of structural steel erected.

Building interior: Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) routing coordinated in boiler room and clash detection finalized. Remodel classroom MEP rough-in complete. New commons metal stud framing started including joint between old and new construction.

November 2018

  • Started installation of hollow metal doors frames
  • Started excavation for site wall footings
  • Began excavation for parking lot on southside of historic wood building
  • Erected most concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls 
  • Coordinated below-slab and in wall mechanical/electrical/plumbing 
  • Completed selective demolition within brick building

October 2018

  • Poured all concrete floor slabs for building addition
  • Installed duct bank on 4th Avenue 
  • Installed coal bunker steel
  • Completed steel shop drawings, which were approved by the City of Seattle
  • Began erecting concrete masonry unit exterior and interior walls
  • Began below grade waterproofing
  • Completed plumbing rough in in remodeled classroom
  • Installed glu-lam beams in new commons

September 2018

  • Issued water availability certificate
  • Installed/inspected Seattle City Light underground vault
  • Installed underground plumbing waste lines 
  • Received service letter from Seattle City Light 

August 2018

  • Majority of asphalt and concrete demolition on the site completed.
  • Aggregate piers installed.
  • Excavation and concrete footing framing started. 
  • Selective interior demolition completed.
  • Tree removal permits finalized.

July 2018

  • The building permit was issued, and the contractors were given the notice to proceed. 
  • Construction information flyers were sent to the neighbors.
  • District and architects staff participated in onsite construction safety training. 
  • Seattle City Light completed electrical disconnection.
  • The contractor mobilized, and selective demolition began on the brick building and the site. 
  • Century Link re-routed telecom cables around Queen Anne Elementary.

June 2018

  • The Seattle School Board approved the construction contract.
  • Hensel Phelps Construction is the general contractor.
  • All permit corrections were returned to the City of Seattle.
  • A new address was assigned to the property.
  • Teachers and staff were moved out to the interim location at John Marshall in Ravenna.

May 2018

  • Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) Departure Appeal Hearing complete
  • Hearing Examiner affirmed SDCI decision to approve departures

April 2018

  • Set date for Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) Departure Appeal Hearing
  • Prepared for Departure appeal hearing 
  • Reviewed preliminary Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule 

March 2018

  • Departure appeal period 
  • Held bid opening 
  • Began relocation coordination with school staff

February 2018

  • Finalized Certificate of Approval
  • Advertised to Bid
  • Published SDCI departure decision
  • Released Addendum No. 1
  • Completed pre-bid meeting

January 2018

  • The determination of non-significance (DNS) decision was affirmed
  • Advertised for bids
  • Completed and reconciled 95% construction estimate
  • Completed 100% construction documents

December 2017

  • The SEPA appeal hearing was held.
  • A contract for constructability review was signed
  • Project received conditional approval from Seattle Parks and Recreation to use Bigelow Avenue for school bus student drop-off/pick up.

November 2017

  • Building permit and land use departure was submitted to the City of Seattle.
  • The Construction Documents reached 75%
  • Consultant was selected for the constructability review.

October 2017

  • Published and advertised the SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS).
  • Completed 50% of Construction Documents.

August 2017

  • The design development estimate was received.
  • The design development drawings set was completed.

June 2017

  • The SEPA public meeting was held to receive public comment.

May 2017

  • Reconciled Schematic Design Budget. Released SEPA for public comment.

March 2017

  • A school design advisory team (SDAT)meeting was held, and the project team had a pre-submittal meeting with the city.

February 2017

  • The conceptual design to develop was selected.

January 2017

  • The pre-submittal permit conference with the City of Seattle was held.
  • The team also met with Seattle City Light.

December 2016

  • SDAT meeting #7 was held.
  • School tours with Teaching and Learning staff took place.

November 2016

  • Held School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) meeting #7.
  • Conducted school tours for Teaching & Learning staff.

October 2016

  • The schematic design phase was kicked off and SDAT meetings were held.
  • The conceptual design was reconciled with the project budget.

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