Denny/Sealth project update, from the sky

Just received that aerial photo from Pauline Sugarman at DKA, which is leading the new Denny Middle School/renovated Chief Sealth High School project – she calls it the “first aerial photo” of the project and included the construction update that’s going to neighbors and other interested parties:

Last month, July, 2009, the Project 1 contractor completed the retaining wall along the east property line as well as continued work on the sewer line along with east property. Grading for the north parking lot was started and will be completed by the first week of August.

This month, August, 2009, work for Project 1 will include site asphalt paving at the north parking lot and east road.

For Project 2, installation of the short aggregate piers will be completed by the end of this month. The Project 2 contractor is starting the interior renovation of the main classroom building for Chief Sealth. Foundation work will also be starting in August along with site work including grading, excavation and underground utilities for the new Denny school.

Installation of some storm sewer piping and connecting to the existing sanitary manhole in SW Kenyon Street, 260 feet east of the SW 26th Avenue intersection will take place August 10th through the 21st. The new utility will serve the new Denny Sealth campus scheduled to open in fall, 2010. No other utilities will be impacted by this work. Pedestrian and vehicle access to homes adjacent to the work zone will be maintained during the street closure. Detour signs will be up to direct all other traffic during construction hours.

Visit the BEX website to see photos, construction news and more.

Please contact the Denny/Chief Sealth project manager, Robert Evans, at (206) 658-2731 or email at if you have any questions or concerns regarding this construction project.

Sealth is scheduled to reopen in a year; move-in for the new Denny is planned for 2011.

4 Replies to "Denny/Sealth project update, from the sky"

  • Brian August 28, 2009 (9:29 am)

    I’m the purchasing manager for the Electrical Contractor on this job. It’s going to be quite awesome :)

  • Catherine August 28, 2009 (10:41 am)

    What a shame that they built those beautiful new tennis courts only to tear them down a few years later. In any case, I look forward to seeing what comes of this project! Seeing my Alma Mater as one of the nicer schools, building-wise, will take some getting used to. :o)

  • Kris August 28, 2009 (10:49 am)

    I actually live in the apartment complex pictured in the lower left-hand of the photo and it is just AWESOME to wake up to the sounds of construction at 7AM Monday – Friday. I understand that the construction needs to be done, but it’s quiet bothersome at time. A sort of bitter sweet situation.

  • westello August 30, 2009 (12:04 pm)

    Yes it is a shame those courts (and a baseball field) are goneand we, the taxpayers, are paying for it…twice.

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