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We are pleased
to report that progress is being made on the design of the new Boze Elementary School.
entered into the environmental review portion of the process and have issued a Determination of
Non-Significance for this project, which means that this proposal will not
have significant adverse impact on the environment.
Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process is a state requirement intended to
ensure state and local agencies consider the likely environmental consequences
of a proposed project before the project begins. The City of Tacoma also
requires submittal of SEPA materials as part of the building and site
development permit review.
These documents are available for public and agency review:
If you wish to
appeal this determination, please submit a written statement requesting an
appeal, specifying (a) the determination being appealed; (b) the errors
complained of; (c) the corrective action being sought (d) the reasons why the
determination should be changed; and (e) whether further oral or written comment
or a hearing is requested to firstname.lastname@example.org or send written comments
to Morris Aldridge, Executive Director of Planning and Construction, 3223 S. Union
Ave., Tacoma, WA 98409 by 4:00p.m., June 27, 2018.
The Tacoma School Board selected the team of Korsmo Construction and BCRA Architects to design and build the new Boze Elementary. Korsmo, which performs work up and down Washington’s I-5 corridor, was also selected to build the new Grant Center for the Expressive Arts. BCRA’s local school designs include Salish Middle School in Lacey and several schools in the Clover Park School District.
Built in 1950, the existing Boze sits at 57,581 square feet and houses 520 students. The new Boze, anticipated to come in around 57,000 square feet, will hold 550 students, pre-school through fifth grade. Boze will continue to serve as a STEAM school (Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements) focused on project-based learning partnered with TAF (Technology Access Foundation).
ScheduleConstruction of Boze starts in May 2019. Students will stay in the existing building during construction and will move into their new school in fall 2020.
Like to geek out on project details? Korsmo and BCRA will use the design-build alternative delivery method for Boze, in which the general contractor and architect work under a single contract to provide design and construction services. The two work closely together as team from the start of the project through completion. Approval from the state’s Project Review Committee makes Boze the first elementary school in Washington to use the design-build method.
Boze Elementary School serves approximately 520 preschool through fifth-grade students in Tacoma's East Side neighborhood. The current building was constructed in 1969, with the addition of a fifth "quad" in the 1970s.
Students will remain on site during construction,
Projected capacity: 550 Projected budget: $32 million Architect and contractor: BCRA and Korsmo Design: April 2018 - July 2019Construction: May 2019 - August 2020 Expected opening: Fall 2020
This project is funded by the $500 million school construction bond voters passed in 2013.
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