Monday, June 6, 2016
|Aerial view of Cedarbrook site|
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools
The Cedarbrook school buildings on Perkins Way in Shoreline, part of the Shoreline Schools inventory, will be demolished this fall or early winter.
The current tenant, the private Living Wisdom School, is moving to Lynnwood.
Cedarbrook was opened in 1965 and closed in 1971. Since then it has been part of the school district's "landbank". It was last used as a Shoreline School during a construction phase, when schools that were being remodeled used it as a transition school until their new buildings were completed. It is considered to be too small a site for a regular elementary.
It was used for some years as the site of the Highly Capable classes, but in recent years has been a rental. A private Christian school was there for several years. The building was vacant until Living Wisdom moved in.
In 2009, when the recession hit, the District planned to sell Cedarbrook along with other school properties. The Friends of Cedarbrook were raising funds to purchase the site, and the City of Shoreline was considering purchasing the property for a park, but those plans were put on hold when the District decided not to sell. The Friends group has disbanded.
The school district has no plans for the site and said that building is being demolished for liability reasons.