Seattle looks toward first downtown school in decades

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homeless advocates hoped to convert a vacant bank building into a shelter and services hub, but the federal government turned them down. Now the Seattle School District is trying to put elementary classrooms at the site, potentially making it the first downtown campus in decades.

Schools have come and gone over the years around the city's downtown core. Now there could be a new campus making a home amid the surrounding skyscrapers.

"There is a projected future need for downtown," said Richard Best, the director of capital projects and planning for Seattle Public Schools.

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