New Genesee Hill school: Demolition not expected before summer

April 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm | In Genesee Hill, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 6 Comments

(Rendering of new elementary at Genesee Hill site)
After several inquiries about the status/timeline for demolition at Genesee Hill Elementary – to be replaced by an all-new school – we checked with Seattle Public Schools. Tom Redman, who handles communications for SPS projects like this, says they’re not ready to set the date for demolition to begin yet, because they’re still finalizing permits:

The hazardous materials abatement and the archaeological survey have been completed. The building bid package was completed and advertised, followed by the pre-bid conference. The Master Use Permit (MUP) is being reviewed by the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development. The contractor is scheduled to begin work this summer, pending appropriate permit approval by the city.

The bids are listed here (a bit lower than the estimate) – but the official winning bidder hasn’t been announced yet.


  1. I can hardly wait for the new school. Big improvement.

    Comment by Ban My Sorry Seattle Schools POSITIVE Voter — 5:53 pm April 30, 2014 #

  2. this is a smart move. Making and building a new an safe place for our children to go to school is money well spent.

    Comment by rob — 6:47 pm April 30, 2014 #

  3. When is the estimated open date?

    Comment by ttt — 9:05 pm April 30, 2014 #

  4. Last estimate we had was midyear 2015-2016 –

    Comment by WSB — 9:12 pm April 30, 2014 #

  5. ^^ Seems ambitious. Wonder what they will call it when all is said and done. Mascot?

    Comment by George Lipstick Licker — 9:53 pm April 30, 2014 #

  6. I like the old building.

    Comment by Pearl Onions — 11:16 am May 4, 2014 #

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