Hutton Modernization Project
The Hutton Elementary School modernization and restoration is just one of the many projects that Spokane voters approved by passing the 2009 school bond. The $332 million district-wide plan includes renovations or modernizations of four elementary schools; completely new ventilation, roofing and flooring upgrades at nine elementaries; safety, security and technology updates for the entire district; and building, field or playground improvements for all schools. For information regarding this or any other construction projects, please contact our Capital Projects office at 509.354.5775.
Location: Hutton Elementary School opened in 1921 at 908 E. 24th on the south side of Spokane. With nearby school consolidations and neighborhood growth, Hutton students soon outgrew the building. Today, Hutton students are taught in a hodge-podge of additions and portable classrooms.
Given the classic Spanish-style architectural and historical significance of the main building, special care will be taken during renovation to maintain the school’s character. Much needed parking will be added to the site to lessen some of the congestion that occurs in the neighborhood during pick-up and drop-off times.
Principal: Chuck Demarest
Current Facility Size (Approx Square Feet): 50,432
Current Site Size (Approx Acres): 5.48
Scope of Project: Removal of portable classrooms and demolition of non-historical additions and infrastructure. Construction of new classroom wings to accommodate current educational specifications. Complete modernization of the historic structure and expanded parking.
Project Estimated Budget: $28.8 million
Architectural Firm: MMEC Architecture of Spokane
General Contractor: Garco Construction of Spokane
Estimated Construction Period: Spring 2014 to fall 2015