Small Capital Projects

Nearly 200 small capital projects throughout the district are part of the 2013 construction bond voters passed in 2013. Some of the completed projects are:

Edison Elementary: Play equipment safety mat replacement

Foss High School: All weather track installation; all-weather football field turf installation

Larchmont Elementary: Roof replacement.

Lowell Elementary: Partial window replacement

Manitou Park Elementary: Roof replacement

Meeker Middle School: Science lab and library remodel; all-weather field turf installation; the all-weather running track with rubberized surface (almost complete) 

Sheridan Elementary: Play equipment safety mat replacement and HVAC update

In Progress: 

Foss High School: Girls softball field construction 

Batter up to a new girls’ softball field at Foss

You won’t have to wait much longer until the Foss Falcons girls’ softball team gets a regulation softball field of its very own. Crews broke ground in September and expect to complete the field in January — before the spring softball season. The new facility includes:

• Dugouts
• Bleacher seating
• Scorekeeper’s box
• Batting cages
• Synthetic turf
• Backstop
• Perimeter fencing and netting
• Storage

Previously, the girls have played at nearby Heidelberg Field.

The new field, near the boys’ baseball field and track/football field, backs up to Tyler Street. Some track activities, including javelin, discus and shot-put, will move closer to the actual track.

Community groups and other Tacoma Public Schools sports groups can use the new field by scheduling reservations through the Foss athletic office.  

The new field is made possible by Tacoma voters, who approved a $500 million construction bond in 2013 for 14 building and modernization projects, as well as a number of smaller projects, like the softball field.

Environmental review

We are pleased to report that progress is being made on the design of the new girls softball field at Foss High School. 


We have 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. 


The State 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:


Determination of Non-Significance

SEPA checklist


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 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