Grant Center for the Expressive Arts Replacement


​News & updates

What a view! Check out the new Grant

Get a view of the new Grant Center for the Expressive Arts from almost every angle, inside and out. The arts-focused elementary, which is about halfway done, will have a theater and a stage that doubles as a dance studio.  

The new Grant is scheduled to open in early winter 2020.

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Spring update on Grant site, surrounding streets 

  • The type of work we’re starting - roofing and weatherproofing the building - requires more workers, so neighbors might see new people and less parking in the neighborhood.  
  • To make up some of the time we lost to inclement weather, we will work on some Saturdays through the spring.
  • We’ll be doing right of way work on all four sides of the school (the alley, North 11th, North Prospect and North 10th).
  • North 11th should be completed by mid-April; the others should be completed toward the end of May. There may be times when a street is closed, but we will make every effort to have at least one lane open.
  • We’ll be doing intermittent utility work under North 11th and North 10th streets through April. There may be times when a street is closed, but we will make every effort to have at least one lane open. No interruptions to utilities are anticipated. 

They grow so fast: Time-lapse video

Take a look at this time-lapse video showing Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, from demolition of the old building to the half-way point of construction of its replacement. The school is scheduled to open in early winter of 2020.


 


You can also click here to see what's happening right now on the live construction web-cam.

(Use Internet Explorer with Adobe Flash enabled to view the live feed.)

​About the project

Project overview

Grant Center for the Expressive Arts is an arts-focused elementary school (K-5) currently serving approximately 340 students in Tacoma's North End. 

Students attend classes at the district's Hunt transition site during construction. Bus transportation is provided.

Student capacity: 400
Projected budget: $34.8 million
Square feet: 50,401
Architect: McGranahan Architects
Design: September 2016 - April 2018  
Contractor: Korsmo Construction
Construction started: June 2018
Percent complete: 50%
Expected opening: Early winter 2020

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

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Questions?

While construction doesn't begin until summer 2018, we know many people will have questions now. Email your ideas and questions to planning@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

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