Groundbreaking ceremony at Chief Sealth HS campus postponed

Just got a call from David Tucker with the Seattle Public Schools communications team: The “groundbreaking ceremony” for the next stage of the Chief Sealth High School/Denny Middle School co-located campus project has been postponed. It originally was planned for March 12th, but the “master use permit” has not yet been granted by the city (here’s the city DPD page for the site), and Tucker says they want to be sure that permit’s in hand before they have a celebration. They won’t set a new date till the permit is officially granted. Other work has been under way at the site for months, but this phase will include some major construction, including the Commons to be shared by the two schools, according to the project team. Meantime, another school ceremony is coming up in our area: An event celebrating the international school designations for Denny MS and Concord Elementary (first reported here Feb. 11), 10 am next Tuesday at Concord (which is in South Park but is considered part of the West Seattle South elementary cluster).

1 Reply to "Groundbreaking ceremony at Chief Sealth HS campus postponed"

  • What? February 28, 2009 (6:25 pm)

    I saw the delay here and was just going to toss the mailed notice about the “celebration” (is anybody really celebrating).

    How do you delay a “groundbreaking” when you’re already several months into a project anyhow?

    Why is it a Sealth groundbreaking and not a Denny groundbreaking since Sealth is already there – it’s Denny that truly will have a new facility and thus should be breaking ground, right?

    School district politics – so odd.

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