Downing Elementary School Replacement

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​About the project

Downing Elementary School serves approximately 350 preschool through fifth-grade students in Tacoma's North and West ends. The current building was constructed in 1949, with several additions in the 1950s.

Students might remain on site during construction, depending on where the new building ends up being located. If needed, the school may be temporarily housed at one of the district's transition sites. Bus transportation will be provided if that happens.

Student capacity: 450
Projected budget: $30 million
Architect: TBD 
Design: August 2020 - September 2022
Contractor: TBD 
Construction: October 2022 - December 2023
Expected opening: January 2024

This project is funded by the $500 million school construction bond voters passed in 2013.