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Lynndale Elementary

Lynndale Elementary Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Project Description

Thanks to a voter-approved Capital Construction Bond, Edmonds School District has finished the construction of the new facility that replaces the existing 1956 Lynndale Elementary School. The school has been rebuilt on the same site.

The Lynndale Elementary School buildings were functionally obsolete and past their useful life. In February 2014, the District’s voters approved by 63 percent a $275 million bond measure that specifically identified replacement of Lynndale Elementary School. For the duration of construction, the school was relocated to Former Woodway Elementary School, an interim site.

The Lynndale Elementary School design concept is based on the Districtwide Elementary School Educational Specifications, simultaneously updated by the design team. The last elementary school built in the District was 1999. Codes and Elementary School Educational Specifications have changed since that time.

The new Lynndale facility is approximately 68,000 square feet, including classrooms, gymnasium, library commons area and main office. The two-story facility takes advantage of its proximity to the ravine with large expanses of windows onto outdoor learning areas. The project includes new play areas, landscaping and site improvements, parking, bus and automobile circulation, emergency vehicle access, neighborhood pedestrian connections and significant new storm water management facilities.

The Total Project Budget for this project was $36,000,000. The District completed construction in time to open the new school for students in January 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this project being funded?
This project was approved by the voters as part of the 2014 Bond measure, which is also funding the replacements of Alderwood Middle School and Madrona K-8 School, modernizations and classroom additions at 14 schools and other facilities improvements. The District has applied for State construction assistance funds as well.

Where will the new building be located?
The new building is located near its current location with a smaller footprint.

When will the new school be ready?
The project will achieve substantial completion in November 2016 and students will occupy the school in January 2017.

Where do students attend school during construction?
Students have been relocated to the Former Woodway Elem during construction.

When will construction start?
Construction started in the Fall of 2015.

What is the status of the project to date?
To date we have hired Mahlum Architects Inc. and established their consultants for Civil, Landscape, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Acoustical, and Cost Estimating. We have also hired other consultants gathering information to assist the architects, such as, Surveyor, Wet Lands Biologist, Geotechnical, and Transportation Engineers. The first three have completed their initial work. Transportation has gathered information and will meet with the City for further direction regarding traffic mitigation measures.

What is the plan to mitigate traffic impacts?
We will be scheduling a meeting with City of Lynnwood and our transportation engineer to establish parking requirements and site improvements. Student and community safety are paramount to the project. Over the last couple years the Edmonds School District completed transportation upgrades for Lynnwood, Spruce and Martha Lake Elementary schools. These projects exemplify the separation of bus and vehicle traffic from pedestrian access to the site for the community and school occupant safety.

Will the design address stormwater runoff maintaining the water quality of Perrinville Creek?
Yes, City, County and State codes require stormwater management facilities. Our geotechnical engineers are working with City of Edmonds Perrinville Creek Stormwater Flow Reduction Study, the limits of which include the Lynndale Elementary School site. Due to the study we have a much greater understanding of the local geology and possibility of creative stormwater management.

How many trees will be removed?
The goal is to remove as few trees as possible. The surveyors placed ribbons on trees with a girth larger than 3 inches. These trees have been located on the survey with the species of tree identified. This information helps the design team determine the optimal location for the built environment preserving as much of the natural environment as possible.

Will the ball fields be maintained for community use?
The School District owns the property used by a couple of the City's ball fields. There is an Inter-local Agreement between the School District and the City covering this situation. We would prefer to keep the fields in operation. The Lynndale site is very tight and there are major issues with parking, including school, park, and student drop-off/pick-up. We will be looking at different site layouts.

How can we find out further information?
1. Sign up for E-News for a weekly email of updates. Simply click the Register button in the upper right hand corner of the Edmonds School district Home page.
2. Read the tri-annual Edmonds School District News newsletter mailed to all addresses within the Edmonds School District each Fall, Winter and Spring.

Who is the contact if we have further questions?
Taine Wilton, Design and Construction Manager for Edmonds School District Capital Projects will be able to assist with questions or concerns.
Email: wiltont@edmonds.wednet.edu
Phone: 425-431-7172

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