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David Rosen
Fairmount Park Elementary School will open at the start of the 2014-15 school year with room for 500 students, after a $20 million makeover.

SLIDESHOW: Fairmount Park Elementary will open with a new look for new faces Sept. 3

Ribbon cutting ceremony is Sept. 2 at 2:45pm

The West Seattle Herald was given a tour of Fairmount Park Elementary School which originally built in 1964 but closed in 2007 and was subsequently given a nearly $20 million makeover. It will open Sept. 3 following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:45pm Sept. 2 attended by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Julie Breidenbach the new Fairmount Park Principal the design team, and other local dignitaries.

The project included a complete renovation and modernization of the existing building and construction of a 200-seat, 12 classroom addition. The capacity of the school is now 500 students, though it will open with approximately 350 and have room for growth.

Project Manager Jeanette Imanishi had her office on site for the duration of the update. She noted that the overall project put an emphasis on bringing in natural light to the classrooms, common spaces and offices.

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