Shoreline Schools to demolish abandoned school buildings

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Aldercrest classrooms on fire in August
Photo by Keith McGlashan

Much to the joy of the neighbors of Sunset School and Aldercrest Annex (old Kellogg), the Shoreline School District has started the process to demolish the abandoned school buildings.

In a letter to the neighbors of the Aldercrest Annex, the District stated its intention to demolish the fire damaged building as well as the adjacent classroom wing. These are referred to as buildings C and E, and are the last two remaining classroom building on the Annex site. Once demolished, only the gym building will remain. 

The district has filed the required environmental impact paperwork and put out the job for bids. They expect to begin demolition at Aldercrest to begin toward the end of October. Sunset Elementary demolition will begin mid-November. 

Both jobs are estimated to be finished early next year.

Aldercrest was the site of the old Kellogg middle school and was the scene of a major arson fire in August. The old Kellogg gym is in relatively good condition and will remain. The original Aldercrest Elementary is a rental property.

Sunset Elementary has been vacant since it was surplused as an active school. The site is planned to be used as a community park.


Anonymous,  October 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM  

It's long overdue. The buildings were a hazard and an eyesore. I'll be curious what SSD plans to do with the property in the future. Too valuable to be made into a park.

Anonymous,  October 22, 2012 at 1:43 PM  

@Anonymous - the City & SSD have already reached an agreement on what to do with the property more than 18 months ago if you had been paying attention. The neighborhood asked the city to increase the zoning density on the part of the site that has already been built upon in exchange for the lower fields becoming a park - a win for the neighborhood, a win for SSD, a win for the city, and a win for the developer as SEPA has already been decided.

Far more valuable property at the former Sunset Elementary was made into park after it was surplused.

Anonymous,  October 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM  

@Anonymous #2: You are rude. "If you had been paying attention" is an uncalled for addition to your comment. It's just snarky. Just because someone wonders aloud at something doesn't mean someone who knows the answer needs to cut them down. Knock it off and be nice.

Unknown July 24, 2020 at 12:56 PM  

Sad....I used to attend Sunset elementary school in the 1970s

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