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Kenmore Elementary School

Serving nearly 400 students, Kenmore Elementary’s growth project will address a number of needs, including site circulation and adding a fully accessible and inclusive playground, to support student learning.


A building block graphic showing the progress on the project, currently at Step 4, Construction Documents & Permitting



Render of the interior of the Kenmore Elementary expansion project
Render of the exterior of the Kenmore Elementary expansion project
Render of the exterior of the Kenmore Elementary expansion project

Project Information

  • Budget: $30.75 million
  • Funded by: 2022 Capital Bond
  • Est. Completion: Winter 2026
  • Design-Build Team: Lease Crutcher Lewis (contractor) and Mithun (architect)


  • February 2022: Voters approve the Capital Bond
  • November 2022: Selection of progressive design builder team begins
  • January-February 2023: Design-build team of Lease Crutcher Lewis and Mithun selected
  • March 2023: Virtual and In-person Community Open Houses hosted
  • Spring 2023: Listening sessions and working meetings with District's Site & Building Focus Team, School Design Advisory Team (SDAT), and School User Groups
  • Summer 2023-Fall 2023: Conceptual design and Land Use permit application
  • Fall 2023-Winter 2024: Schematic Design and Engineering permit and Building permit applications
  • Spring 2024: Design maturation and construction preparation

Project Goals

The overarching goal of this project is to address district growth and reduce portables, improve building conditions, and improve the health and safety of the learning environment. Many decisions about the direction of the Kenmore Elementary modernization project will be made in 2023 with input from the community. We will evaluate the building needs in order to prioritize the work that can be included in this expansion project. Northshore previously established the following priorities:

  • Reducing the number of portables and building additional permanent classrooms.

  • Improve building conditions by building a new central plant, using sustainable solutions.

  • Modernize classrooms.

  • Install a fully accessible and inclusive playground.

  • Replace restrooms and add gender-inclusive restrooms to provide greater supervision and increase student safety.

  • Improve bus circulation and provide interior circulation.

  • Reorganize building entry and administration area.

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