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Hillside Plan A is, according to the Genesee Hill Schmitz Park Advisory Council the design that is currently favored. A second community conversation on the potential designs for the new school is set for Jan. 22.

'Community Conversation' on new Genesee Hill Elementary set for Jan. 22

Seattle Public Schools is holding its second "Community Conversation" Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. regarding the design of the new elementary school building at Genesee Hill. The meeting is at Schmitz Park Elementary School, 5000 SW Spokane Street, in the cafeteria.

BLRB Architects will be presenting their latest design work for the new building, which will already be a step beyond the designs that were shown at the GSNC meeting on January 10.

You can view all the potential designs being considered here:

There are three main design themes under consideration at this time: Plateau (with the building completely on the upper level), Hillside (with both legs of the building partially built into the slope), and Hybrid (with only the north leg of the building partially built into the slope).

According to the Genesee Hill/Schmitz Park Council, the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) is leaning toward a Hillside-type design because it would better integrate the school with its play area on the lower field area, but will discuss this and other options at their meeting Tuesday afternoon taking place prior to the Community Conversation.

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