The Shoreline School Board has awarded a contract for the demolition of the vacant Sunset Elementary School building.
The project would begin in mid-November, with completion expected in January. The contract was awarded to Construction Group International with a total bid amount of $276,075, including abatement, demolition and removal of the foundation.
Sunset closed in 2007 and the community, led by the Friends of Sunset Park, have worked for several years to bring their vision of a park on the site a reality.
The Sunset building has been targeted for vandalism since its closure and the demolition of the building will go a long way to making this public facility safer and a recreation site for the community.
The School Board approved a resolution declaring that the Sunset site is not currently required for school purposes and authorizing the temporary surplus of the property. The District will be removing the building and its foundation and the city would take over the maintenance, utilities, supervision and scheduling of the site for recreational purposes.
The demolition of Aldercrest Annex (the former Kellogg Middle School site) is under way. The building was severely damaged in a fire attributed to arson in August and the school district has been working with city of Shoreline and the Shoreline Fire Department to complete the process of demolishing both the fire damaged building as well as the adjacent classroom wing. Only the gymnasium will remain on the site.
Source: Shoreline School District.