Bond Projects

New High School #4

High School #4 - View to Southeast
A 4th Comprehensive High School for 1400 students in grades 9-12 will be built to reduce student populations at Issaquah and Skyline High Schools and meet the District's needs into the future.

The Issaquah School District has been approved by the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board to use Progressive Design Build on this project. The process brings the designer and builder team on earlier to help with a project's design and construction costs.  The District feels this alternative process is well suited to the new high school project.

The new 240,000 square foot building includes core learning environments, a science suite, athletic facilities, community spaces, (library, gym, commons, dining and performing arts center), administrative areas, special services and building support spaces.  Additionally, the project includes development of an all-weather turf athletic field.

The proposed site is located at 4200 - 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 (former location of the Providence Heights College). The site is also planned to accommodate the new Elementary School #17.

Project Information
Original Project Estimate: $120,000,000
Project Budget: $120,000,000
Budget: $120,000,000
Explanation:
Funding source: 2016 Bond
Project status: Planning, Design, and/or Permitting
Architect: Bassetti Architects
Contractor: Skanska
Estimated completion: September 2023

June 2021

  • We are currently working with the City of Issaquah Staff to determine a first construction permit issuance schedule. Currently schedule shows start of construction mid-December 2021.
  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020. The Design Team has responded to the first round of comments for Land Use.
  • We have received the first round of comments from the Building Department. And are preparing responses at this time.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

May 2021

  • We are currently working with the City of Issaquah Staff to determine a first construction permit issuance schedule. Currently schedule shows start of construction mid-December 2021.
  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020. The Design Team has responded to the first round of comments for Land Use.
  • We have received the first round of comments from the Building Department. And are preparing responses at this time.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

April 2021

  • We are currently working with the City of Issaquah Staff to determine a first construction permit issuance schedule. Currently schedule shows start of construction August-September 2021.
  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020. We have just received the Land Use review comments from the City staff. The team is working to reply to this round of comments.
  • AAS’s for tree save and parking are into the City of Issaquah for review and comment. The AAS process has a public input portion to it.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

March 2021

  • We seem to be back on track with the City of Issaquah concerning moving forward with the site plan. Some fairly minor revisions to the site plan were required to move the process forward.
  • We are currently working with the City of Issaquah Staff to determine a first permit issuance schedule. Currently schedule shows start of construction early August 2021.
  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020. We are now awaiting City Staff Land Use review comments on plans that have been submitted.
  • AAS’s for tree save and parking are into the City of Issaquah for review and comment. The AAS process has a public input portion to it.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

January 2021

  • The Design Team and ISD were told this last Monday January 25th that the site plan that has been shared/discussed/shown to the City staff for the last year+, was submitted as part of the SDP/MSP Application and continually refined to meet City staff comments will not meet the FAR portion of the code. This was a major setback to the process. We are continuing to meet with City staff to resolve.
  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020.
  • The design team and ISD continue to meet with City Staff to work through the issues of the FAR, retaining wall height and tree-save.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

December 2020

  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020.
  • The design team and ISD continue to meet with City Staff to work through the issues of the FAR, retaining wall height and tree-save.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

November 2020

  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period was complete on 11/19/2020.
  • The design team and ISD continue to meet with City Staff to work through the issues of the FAR, retaining wall height and tree-save.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

October 2020

  • SDP Application and MSP Applications were submitted 09/25/2020 and deemed complete applications on 10/06/2020. Public comment period is complete 11/19/2020.
  • The design team and ISD continue to meet with City Staff to work through the issues of the FAR, retaining wall height and tree-save.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

September 2020

  • Submittal of the SDP Application and MSP Application is scheduled for 09/25/2020.
    • Submittal was delayed in an attempt to leverage information learned and City Councilmembers comments from the 9/15 City Council Study Session to further our discussions with City Staff concerning the FAR portion of City code prior to application.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

August 2020

  • Completion of responses to the Community Conference are nearing completion. Working with City Staff on final report.
  •  ISD and the Design-Build Team submitted the application for the Site Development Plan (SDP)/Master Site Plan (MSP) in early September.
  • ISD staff and the Design Team continue to work with the COI staff to move the SDP/MSP permitting process along.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

June 2020

  • City of Issaquah has scheduled the Community Conference for July 15, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • ISD and the Design-Build Team submitted the application for the Site Development Plan (SDP)/Master Site Plan (MSP) Thursday May 28th.
  • ISD staff and the Design Team continue to work with the COI staff to move the SDP/MSP permitting process along.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

May 2020

  • ISD and the Design-Build Team have submitted the application for the Site Development Plan (SDP)/Master Site Plan (MSP) today Thursday, May 28th.
  • ISD staff and the Design Team continue to work with the COI staff to move the SDP/MSP permitting process along.
  • Logistics of exactly how and when the “community conference” will occur in this time of COVID-19 is still being worked-through with the City of Issaquah.
  • The Design Team continues to work and design the site, the buildings, etc. to make everything as efficient as possible.

March 2020

  • No changes.

February 2020

  • The City of Issaquah planning Department has approved rezoning of the future High School #4 site to CFF (Community Facility Facilities) to enable the site to accommodate schools.
  • ISD design team is continuing to refine the building designs.

January 2020

  • No changes.

November 2019

  • ISD design team and the City of Issaquah staff are working through configurations to narrow down the site, parking and building layout.
  • ISD design team continuing to refine the building designs.
  • ISD and the City Planning Department are working on rezoning to enable the site to accommodate schools.

August 2019

  • ISD design team working with City of Issaquah staff to help alieve them of some of their concerns with the site and how it is configured. City of Issaquah staff requesting to see other site lay outs.
  • ISD design team continuing to refine the building designs.

March 2019

  • Site feasibility has continued and multiple options have been reviewed to provide the efficient and cost effective use of the fields, parking and building footprints. Interior space is under review verifying the program requirements are being met.


September 2018

  • Skanska and Bassetti are providing feasibility studies. Programming is occurring to determine interior and exterior finishes, mechanical and electrical systems, and perceived general layout preferences.
  

June 2018

The Design Build Team is working through the schematic design phase.

April 2018

Design Build team of Skanska & Bassetti Architects was selected for the project.
Documents
ISD HS#4-ES#17 - SEPA NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL of MDNS 9-17-21 SIGNED
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Technical Memorandum for Potential Traffic Calming Measures 05-10-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 - SEPA MDNS Letter 2nd REVISION 08-10-2021
UPDATED 08-10-2021 FOR INFORMATION ONLY ISD HS#4-ES#17 - Current Site Plan 08-2021
CORRECTED LINK 08-10-2021 ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Revised Transportation Technical Report Final 02-16-2021
CORRECTED LINK 08-10-2021 ISD HS#4-ES#17 - Transportation Technical Report Volume 2 - Appendices 02-16-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 - SEPA Checklist FINAL 07-27-2021 SIGNED
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – City of Issaquah SEPA Checklist 2019 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments-Zoning Map Amendment 08-28-2019
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Technical Information Report 04-01-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Geotechnical Report 06-17-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Preliminary Technical Information Report ROW 02-15-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Critical Area Study and Wetland Mitigation Plan 07-10-2020
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Landslide Hazard Assessment 09-24-2019
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Lighting System Review Summary 04-16-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Noise Study 09-02-2020
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Noise Study Addendum 06-04-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Water Tower Lead in Soil Screening Summary 03-03-2020
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Updated Traffic Analysis for 228th Avenue ES Near the Site 05-18-2021
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – Arborist Report-Tree Evaluation and Retention Report 08-2020
ISD HS#4-ES#17 – City of Issaquah DNS 2019 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments-Zoning Map Amendment 10-09-2019