Bond Projects

New Middle School #6

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The new middle school is scheduled to open September 2021 and will serve 850 students in grades 6-8. The 130,000 square foot building will help reduce student populations at five existing middle schools and meet the District's needs into the future.

The Issaquah School District has been approved by the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board to use Progressive Design Build on this project.  The process brings the designer and builder team on earlier to help with a project's design and construction costs. The District feels this alternative process is well suited to the new high school project.

Middle School #6 will be a high performance building. The educational program will include core learning environments, a science suite, music, athletic facilities including an all-weather turf athletic field, community spaces (library, gym, Commons with stage and dining), administrative areas, special services and building support spaces.

The District has a purchase and sale agreement for approximately nine acres of property located at the entrance of the Talus community in Issaquah as the site of Middle School #6. Feasibility work including a pre-application submittal to the City of Issaquah is in progress.

Project Information
Original Project Estimate: $74,000,000
Project Budget: To Be Determined
Budget: To Be Determined
Explanation:
Funding source: 2016 Bond
Project status: Under Construction
Architect: Integrus Architects
Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors
Estimated completion: September 2021

October 2020

  • Structural steel well underway.
  • Work continues on site cut & fill/grading, site wall shoring and permanent retaining wall installation.
  • Storm vault construction complete.
  • Sports field nearing final grade.
  • Continuing to work with the City of Issaquah staff on remainder of the permits.
  • Scheduled to open Fall 2021.

September 2020

  • Work continues on site cut & fill/grading, site wall shoring and permanent retaining wall installation.
  • Storm vault construction complete.
  • Sports field nearing final grade.
  • Continuing to work with the City of Issaquah staff on remainder of the permits.

August 2020

  • Work continues on site grading, site wall shoring and permanent retaining wall installation.
  • Work to build-up the area for the storm vault and field continues. Storm vault construction nearing completion.
  • Continuing to work with the City of Issaquah Staff on remainder of permits.

June 2020

  • Work continues on site grading and site wall shoring installation.
  • Work to build-up the area for the storm vault and field continues.
  • Continuing to work with the City of Issaquah Staff on remainder of permits.

May 2020

  • Work continues on site grading and site wall shoring installation.
  • Work to build-up the area for the storm vault and field continues.
  • Continuing to work with the City of Issaquah staff on remainder of site work permits and main building permit.
  • Work on the waterline relocation portion of the project is still underway.

March 2020

  • ISD and Design team is continuing to work with City of Issaquah staff on code interpretation issues and other concerns related to traffic and traffic impacts.
  • Integrus will be submitting for several retaining wall permits and garage permit over the next several weeks
  • City of Issaquah will be submitting permit review comments this week back to the design team.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors has graded an area by the existing detention pond for two baker tanks used for site erosion control.
  • CGC, ISD and arborists have met onsite and refined the requirement for tree protection along the east property line adjacent to the Talus property. Cornerstone GC will start placing landscape woodchip and tree protection over the next couple of weeks.
  • Construction related to the required waterline relocation part of the project expected to start in spring 2020.
  • Cornerstone GC will be opening bids for steel fabrication, steel erection, windows, framing/sheetrock and fire sprinklers on March 4th.
  • ISD is working with CGC and the City of Issaquah on storm water drainage design and timeline.
  • Design team is continuing to refine the design of the school and the site.

February 2020

  • Issaquah School District and Design Team presented the Middle School project to the City of Issaquah Development Committee on February 10, 2020.The Site Development Permit was approved.
  • ISD and Design team is continuing to work with City of Issaquah staff on code interpretation issues and other concerns related to traffic and traffic impacts.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors has completed placement of temporary storm water line to help alleviate excessive water buildup in the existing storm detention pond.
  • CGC, ISD and arborists have met onsite to refine the requirement for tree protection along the east property line adjacent to the Talus property.
  • Construction related to the required waterline relocation part of the project expected to start in Spring 2020.
  • CGC is working on an updated cost estimate.
  • ISD is working with CGC and the City of Issaquah on storm water drainage design and timeline.
  • Design team is continuing to refine the design of the school and the site.

January 2020

  • Issaquah School District and Design Team presented the Middle School project to the City of Issaquah Development Committee on January 15, 2020.
  • ISD design team continuing to work with City of Issaquah staff on code interpretation issues and other concerns related to traffic and traffic impacts.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors has completed placement of temporary power to the site.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors, Issaquah School District and arborists will meet onsite next week to layout location for construction fence.
  • Construction related to the required waterline relocation part of the project expected to start in Spring 2020.
  • Integrus Architecture has submitted updated Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) and Site Development Plan (SDP) documents to the City of Issaquah for review.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors is working on an updated cost estimate.
  • ISD is working with Cornerstone General Contractors and the City of Issaquah on storm water drainage design and timeline.
  • ISD design team continuing to refine the design of the school and the site.

November 2019

  • City of Issaquah has released the waterline permit.Construction related to the required waterline relocation part of the project expected to start in Spring 2020.
  • Integrus Architecture has submitted the Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) and Site Development Plan (SDP) documents to the City of Issaquah for review.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors is working on an updated cost estimate.
  • ISD is working with Cornerstone General Contractors and the City of Issaquah on storm water drainage design and timeline.
  • ISD design team continuing to work with City of Issaquah staff on code interpretation issues and other concerns related to traffic and traffic impacts.
  • ISD design team continuing to refine the design of the school and the site.
  • Cornerstone General Contractors has completed placement of erosion control devices (TESC) around the site.
  • Heffron Transportation will begin studying traffic signal design options at the entry to the school site along Talus Drive NW.

August 2019

  • Construction related to the required waterline relocation part of the project expected to start in September 2019.
  • ISD design team continuing to work with City of Issaquah staff on code interpretation issues and other concerns related to traffic and traffic impacts.
  • ISD design team continuing to refine the design of the school and the site.

June 2019

  • First round of SDP comments received for the City of Issaquah staff. D-B Team in the process of reviewing and responding to the comments.

April 2019

  • SDP package submitted to the City of Issaquah April 1, 2019.  Awaiting review schedule from City of Issaquah Staff.

  • Continuing to work and improve the design.


March 2019

  • School District and Design Build Team continuing to work with the City of Issaquah staff.

    • Expect to submit SDP package to City of Issaquah in the next few weeks.

  • School District and Design Build Team continuing to work with the building interior layout.

  • Building site and exterior plans submitted to the Talus Residential Association (TRA) Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  Expect review comments back soon.

  • GeoTech continuing with subsurface exploration.


January 2019

  • Design Build Team continuing with design of the site and the building.

  • The Team attended a second Pre-Application meeting with the City of Issaquah.

  • GeoTech continuing with subsurface exploration of the site.

  • Community meeting with both the Timber Ridge Retirement Community and Talus HOA was held and both had an overall positive response to the project.


September 2018

  • Design Build Team continuing with site feasibility study.


June 2018

The Design Build Team is working through the schematic design phase.

April 2018

Design Build team of Cornerstone General Contractors and Integrus Architecture was selected for the project.