Denny demolition: Schedule outlined; community meeting planned

May 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm | In Denny-Sealth, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 8 Comments

(CLICK FOR FULL-SIZE VERSION: Top of the rendering is west, left is south, right is north)
That’s the final layout of what will take the place of the current Denny International Middle School buildings at 30th/Thistle/Cloverdale, once they are demolished after the school year ends. BNBuilders, the contractor on the project, has just shared the rendering along with news that’s about to be distributed in the Denny-area neighborhoods, via door-hanger flyers: A community meeting to discuss the demolition/construction plan is scheduled for 6-8 pm June 14th at nearby Southwest Community Center. According to River Steenson from BNBuilders, “The agenda will cover an introduction of the project team and key members from the Seattle Public Schools district, Bassetti Architects, BNBuilders, etc. We’ll describe the project, review the schedule, what neighbors can expect to see over the coming months, answer any questions, etc.”

As for that demolition schedule – we’re told the contractor will take over the site on Monday, June 27th, days after school ends. After abatement work – removal of asbestos, doors, windows, etc. – actual teardown is likely to start in mid-July. Denny’s summer operations will be in the new adjacent-to-Chief-Sealth building (Denny’s new official address will be 2601 SW Kenyon). As noted here earlier this week, a June 11th farewell-to-the-old-building event is in the works.


  1. wondering if they’ll keep some of the larger trees. None are spectacular, but some are pretty mature and bigger than what is often planted in a new park…live nearby, looking forward to it!

    Comment by Denny — 7:10 pm May 25, 2011 #

  2. I wish the picture was bigger

    Comment by M. — 8:28 pm May 25, 2011 #

  3. I live nearby and have really been looking forward to this project. I think its a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. Ditto on the bigger picture request.

    Comment by heather — 8:49 pm May 25, 2011 #

  4. here’s the full-size PDF …
    I’ll link the smaller version above to that as well. Sorry, got this fairly late in the day or else I would usually have thought of that in advance, thanks for asking – TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:54 pm May 25, 2011 #

  5. @Denny: Yes, there are plans to keep 25 of the 62 trees onsite. The School District will have an arborist onsite who will work with us to protect them during the course of construction.

    Comment by River Steenson — 8:44 am May 26, 2011 #

  6. We need more ball fields ?

    Comment by SevenHerons — 9:45 am June 13, 2011 #

  7. Herons, the district is building these to replace the ones it tore out in the Denny/Sealth project.

    Comment by WSB — 9:53 am June 13, 2011 #

  8. I will be very disappointed if the school district keeps people out with more fencing. The plan looks good, though.

    Comment by B — 6:25 am June 14, 2011 #

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