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Dessie F. Evans Elementary - Approach from the Southeast

Dessie F. Evans Elementary - Classroom Court

New Southwest Elementary School - Entry PlazaDessie F. Evans Elementary - Entry Plaza

Dessie F. Evans Elementary - View from Overhead

Dessie F. Evans Elementary - View from Parking Lot



New Elementary News and Updates

November 6th, 2018: Garco poured concrete on the 2nd floor of area B and they are ready to start installing framing. Roof joists are going up on area C. Roof sheathing should start going up in the next week or week and a half. The window mock-up is this afternoon.
October 30th, 2018:
All of the steel is up except for the play structure. Footings are in as well. Roof decking will go on this week and the membrane on the roof will follow. Almost all of the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical rough-in is done in area C.
October 23rd, 2018:
Steel framing is done and wood framing continues.
October 2nd, 2018:
Most floor joists in area C are in. Garco is pouring more concrete on the 22nd. At about the same time, Garco will be putting the steel frame on the mezzanine.
September 11th, 2018:
Garco is getting ready to do some hydroseeding, pond work and asphalt. Walls are going up rapidly!
August 28th, 2018:
Joists are going up today and Garco is tying the water to the building today. PSE will set their transformer on Thursday. Curbs will go in in the parking area on Thursday.
August 14th, 2018:
Garco is starting to set steel today.
July 24th, 2018:
Garco is prepping to pour the slabs in area C. PSE is working on the power line. Next week Garco will begin framing with their framing machine. They were also out excavating the bus drive this week.
July 17th, 2018:
The floor slab for area A (commons/gym/admin) is all poured. Area C will be next week and area B will be done at the beginning of August.
July 3rd, 2018:
The slab for the gym area will be poured next week with the rest on July 16th and then they will move on to the classroom wings. 
June 12th, 2018:
Fire hydrants will be in well before pouring the slab. Footings are going in and the gym/commons area is almost finished. Garco is starting to put footing forms in for the rest of the classroom areas.
June 5th, 2018
: Footings are being poured today and tomorrow in area A (gym/commons). Slabs will be poured in mid to late July. The water line will be started in a few weeks. Garco will be pulling in power with PSE at the end of this month.
May 29th, 2018: Garco did their first pour last Thursday. The second one is this week. They're digging forms for the classroom building and setting forms next week. 
May 15th, 2018: Garco has been hauling a lot of dirt off site. They've started laying out footings.
May 8th, 2018: Garco is starting to dig for the foundation late this week. They will start digging for the site sewer extension the week of the 21st. PSE will be relocating the electrical poles in late June.
April 24, 2018: Construction begins on Dessie F. Evans Elementary
April 4th, 2018: Principals chosen for Dessie F. Evans Elementary
April 3, 2018: A name has been chosen - Dessie F. Evans Elementary
March 28, 2018: New elelmentary school will soon be named!
March 27th, 2018:
We have contractors on site laying out tree limits. We will begin clearing the necessary trees when we receive a permit.
March 12th, 2018: We have our pre-construction meeting tomorrow. We have signed contracts from our general contractor. We're on the third round of reviews for the permits. As of today, the groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 4/20/18.
March 6th, 2018:
Our project manager sent contracts to the lowest qualified bidder. ​
February 2018: 
​The bid opening was on 2/13/2018. Three bidders were present. We are still working on the sewer easement agreements but we have received the D8 form from the state (The D forms are a required set of paperwork we file with the State to receive any eligible State Match funds).
January 2018: This project is out to bid. The Pre-bid Conference was held on January 25th with 20 contractors attending. The bid opening is scheduled for February 13th at the Puyallup Public Library.
December 2017: The 95% set of construction documents were printed November 27th and the constructability review was completed December 4th. The final report was completed on December 15th. Design review comments have been received from Pierce County on site development, but we're waiting on the health department and building reviews to come back.
September 2017: The site development permit application was submitted to Pierce County PALS on September 7th and the building permit application followed on September 21st. The SEPA second public notice period closed in August, however, due to neighborhood concerns about school generated traffic, the Board acceptance of the MDNS is delayed until additional traffic studies are completed.

News Archive

April 27, 2017 Community Meeting Presentation
December 8, 2016 Community Meeting Invitation
October 18, 2016 Community Meeting Invitation
October 18, 2016 Community Meeting Presentation
Bond Project Architects Selected
Architectural Firms Move Forward
Design Advisory Team Story
New Southwest Area Elementary Educational Specifications
Elementary Educational Specifications

Project Details and Specs

Dessie F. Evans Elementary