Decatur Annex Demolition SEPA Appeals Hearing

There will be a scheduled State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Appeals hearing about the demolition of the Decatur Annex Building at the Stanford CRT 2445 3rd Ave South on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to this hearing.

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is proposing to demolish the existing Decatur Annex Building located between the Decatur Elementary School and the Thornton Creek Elementary School, under the BEX IV Capital Levy, which was approved by voters in February 2013. The Annex Building is being demolished because it is in poor physical condition and does not support the education programs at the schools. Following demolition of the building, the area would be regraded and landscaped with lawn, a seating area, and concrete sidewalks. The project would consist of demolition of an existing building and would not change the school’s enrollment capacity, access, parking (on-site or on-street), or adjacent site frontage. The Annex Building was constructed in the 1940s as part ofthe Shearwater Naval Housing project and meets the minimum age for consideration for a Seattle Landmark. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Landmark Preservation Board has determined that the building is unlikely to “meet the standards for designation as an individual landmark, due in part to loss of historic materials and integrity.”

The Decatur Annex Building is adjacent to Decatur Elementary School, 7711 43rd Avenue NE.

Demolition is scheduled to begin summer 2018 and will be targeted for completion in the fall of 2018.

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