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Spruce Elementary

Spruce Elementary Concept Sketch

Project Description

Updated 4/18/2019

Dear Spruce Elementary Families and Staff,

Construction for Phase 1 is well underway. Our General Contractor/Construction Manager BNBuilders is working diligently to complete the project ahead of schedule and under budget, so that savings could be rolled into Spruce Phase 2.

In January 2017 the Edmonds School District Board of Directors approved the Spruce project be moved from a planned modernization to a full replacement. The District’s Capital Projects Office oversaw the master planning and design of a total replacement for Spruce Elementary along with participation and input from Spruce staff, volunteer parents and the Spruce community. The new full replacement facility will be approximately 81,000 square feet with a two-story main classroom building and a one-story Gymnasium and Commons.

In June of 2017 the replacement of Spruce was split into two phases, with Phase 1 construction commencing in June 2018 and completing July of 2019.

At its February 26th, 2019 Board Meeting the Board of Directors approved the Project and Preliminary Budget Approval for Phase 2.1, Spruce Elementary School Replacement. This phase includes design completion for Spruce Phase 2 along with permit submittal to the City of Lynnwood, and creation of bid packages by BNBuilders; with the objective being ready to start construction when funding for Phase 2.2 is available.

Planning for Phase 2.2 has started as well. The team is planning the move of Spruce to the Former Alderwood Middle during the Summer of 2020. Relocatable classrooms will move offsite at that time. Then, assuming all goes according to plan, BNBuilders will complete their contract for Spruce Elementary School Replacement by finishing construction of Phase 2.2 in time to open for September 2021 school year.

Phase 1 – Completion for school opening September 2019

  • New south wing of the replacement facility:
    • New gym/commons/stage
    • New music room
    • New kitchen
    • New Learning Support offices / small group rooms
    • New Community Room & Community Liaison office
  • New heating, ventilation, mechanical, and electrical infrastructure for the entire replacement campus (phase 1 & 2)
  • New Playground
  • Additional parking
  • Frontage improvements
  • New stormwater management facilities & sanitary sewer

Phase 2.1 – Design Completion of Phase 2 North Wing

  • Design Team and Preconstruction team work
    • Permit submittal and permit review June – Dec 2019
    • Constructability Review
    • Bid package preparation

Phase 2.2 - This phase is dependent upon Bond passage in February 2020. Students and Staff will be moved to an alternative site for this phase

  • New north wing of the replacement facility:
    • 2 story main classroom building
    • Integrated Learning Support and small group rooms
    • New Library, with outdoor project area
  • New playfields and equipment
  • Separate bus and parent vehicle routes
  • Additional parking
  • Site improvements of existing grass play field, emergency vehicle access, neighborhood pedestrian connections and new stormwater management facilities.
  • Demolition of existing school facilities and removal of relocatable classrooms would have to occur before the site improvements could commence.

Edmonds School District Board of Directors and Capital Projects staff are committed to delivering the best possible facility through voter-approved construction bond funds and property revenue. We are excited to share this information with you and believe that Phase 1 followed by Phase 2 final full replacement will be a great asset to the Spruce community.

For additional information and construction photos/videos, visit the BNBuilder's Spruce Elementary School site.

If you have any questions please contact Taine Wilton, Design & Construction Manager.
Email: wiltont@edmonds.wednet.edu
Phone: 425-431-7172


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