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    • Predesign phase complete.
    • Schematic design phase complete.
    • Design development phase complete.
    • Construction documents and permitting phase in progress.
    • Bid and award contracts phase begins Winter 2021.
    • Construction phase begins Spring 2021.
    • Addition opens Fall 2022.

    Current Project Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting 

    Project Design

    A new two-story addition on the north side of the school will include six new general classrooms, two new science classrooms, and learning support spaces. All classrooms will have large windows to allow natural light into the rooms. The addition will relieve overcrowding and provide resources that students need for academic success.

    Proposed 2022 field improvements will include replacing the existing grass field with a new synthetic field with cork infill and add six shielded high-efficiency LED light poles to allow evening use. The new light poles are designed to control light spill-over and glare and minimize sky glow.

    After construction, all portable classrooms will be removed from the school grounds.


    Recent Progress

    Progress updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.

    Major Activity in June 2021

    • Received permits to demolish some portables and move others
    • Contracting in progress with Forma Construction
    • Held SCWA Pre-Job meeting with Forma Construction

    Major Activity Planned for July 2021

    • Building Permits approval
    • Issue Notice to Proceed to Forma Construction
    • Begin construction

    Project Overview

    A 12,500-square-foot classroom addition will be constructed at Madison Middle School to accommodate enrollment growth.

    Project Manager: Matisia Hollingsworth,

    School Design: Studio Meng Strazzara

    Construction: Forma Construction

    Project Budget: $10.5M

    Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant

    School Design Advisory Team

    The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) met virtually because of the pandemic. Information about SDAT and meeting minutes are posted.


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    James Madison Middle School

    3429 45th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98116

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