Grant Center for the Expressive Arts Replacement

Grant Center for the Expressive Arts


Grant Center for Expressive Arts Construction Updates

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.

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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.