Grant Center for the Expressive Arts Replacement
At about 45 percent complete, the new Grant Center for the Expressive Arts looks like a school now. The start of windows and roofing on the building, as well as new street paving and curbs, make it easy to picture Grant students in their new school starting in early winter 2020.
Road closure in February, March
Grant growing by the day
Temporary alley closure behind Grant
Saturday work possible in October, November
Take a look at a few key details that'll help you prepare for two firsts:
- The first day of the school year and
- The first day at Grant's temporary location, 6501 S. 10th St.
In addition to its plans to build a great new school for students at Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, general contractor Korsmo Construction wants to make itself a good neighbor.
In the area around Grant, that means taking extra measures to have the least impact possible on traffic, parking and noise so neighbors’ routines can remain largely uninterrupted. Some of those measures include carefully planning routes for trucks hauling construction materials and making space on the construction site for crew parking.
Mark your calendar to both celebrate and say goodbye to the old Grant, and learn what to expect with a major construction project starting in the neighborhood.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Grant Center for the Expressive Arts is an arts-focused elementary school (K-5) in Tacoma's North End.
Students attended classes at the district's Hunt transition site during construction.
Student capacity: 400
Projected budget: $34.8 million
Square feet: 50,401
Architect: McGranahan Architects
Contractor: Korsmo Construction
Construction started: June 2018
Opened: Jan. 6, 2020
This project is funded by the $500 million school construction bond voters approved in 2013.
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