Kennewick School District’s first phase of the new Amistad
Elementary expansion project is a 43,500-square-foot building.
The new addition features 22 classrooms, plus a gym and
offices, at 930 W. Fourth Ave., near the district’s Administration Center.
Students in grades 3 to 5 will occupy the building when
school starts Aug. 27.
The $18 million first phase addition is funded by a K-3
class size reduction grant from the state, awarded in 2016.
In the second phase that is currently underway, the original
school building, which dates to 1992, will be replaced with a new 20-classroom
building that connects to the first phase addition. Students in grades K-2 will
occupy the second phase building when it is completed in August 2020. The
second phase is part of the 2019 bond that voters passed in February and is
being built by general contractor Chervenell Construction of Kennewick.
Amistad’s total classroom count will be 42 when both phases
Kennewick is the largest school district in southeastern
Washington, with nearly 19,000 students.
Bouten Construction of Richland was the general contractor
for phase one, with Bob Byrd on site as the superintendent. Alliance Management
& Construction Solutions provided construction management, with Earl
Eastman as the owner’s representative.
ALSC Architects of Spokane was the architect. Ken Murphy was
the principal-in-charge/design principal, with Steve Walther was the managing
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