From: Dan Miles

To: Standaart, David; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Tuesday, J uly 15, 2014 8:20:55 AM
Attachments: 140711_Feasibility Fee Proposal_Rev1.pdf
Hi David:
Attached is a revised proposal reflecting some additional time for the preparation of conceptual construction cost
estimates, and revising some other task hours downward a bit to reflect the efficiencies of preparing a report on the
three schools simultaneously. Having just completed the more complicated and in-depth study on the Federal
Reserve building, we spent a total of about 190 hours of architectural time putting that study together, but will of
course only invoice to the agreed upon maximum fee.
For this study we will look at three sites and have allowed a total of 226 hours. So we expect the effort to take
significantly less time per school (100 hours or so for Lowell and 60 +- for each of Bailey Gatzert and J ohn Hay),
but we do need to study and prepare a report of findings on three sites. We believe this is a reasonable time budget
for the study, and will of course only invoice for the hours spent.
If we need to adjust the scope of the study to hit a specific budget target, we can also do that. J ust let us know, as we
understand the timing of this information is critical to the Districts decision making. Thanks again for the
opportunity to be of service to the District.
Regards,
Daniel Miles AIA
Principal
Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J uly 14, 2014 4:11 PM
To: Dan Miles; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Dan,
Did you have a final proposal you are going to send? I need what amount we are looking to see if we can see if we
can go forward.
David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662
-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Richard: Got it. Let us know if you need additional information on our end. Thanks.
Daniel Miles AIA
Principal
Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:52 PM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
David and Dan,
I will work on this matter tomorrow afternoon with David to write a narrative that addresses Ron's concerns.
Dan, please stay the course we will pay you for your efforts.
Richard
Sent from my iPhone
On J ul 10, 2014, at 3:46 PM, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org<mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>>wrote:
Dan,
We may have a hang up at this end. Richard and I will need to discuss.
David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662
From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:30 PM
To: Standaart, David; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
David: We will revise the proposal regarding the cost estimating and send a new copy.
Let me know if you have further comments. Thanks.
Daniel Miles AIA
Principal
Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Dan,
You will need to revise the 4rth paragraph of you proposal regarding the estimator then.
David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:17 PM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
We were not going to involve the Robinson Company in this effort or the engineering consultant team. Loren and I
thought we Bassetti/SPS could provide a conceptual estimate for this effort.
Sent from my iPshone
On J ul 10, 2014, at 2:52 PM, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org<mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>>wrote:
Dan,
Also, have you had any communication with Robinson on this additional work?
David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662
From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 11:01 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Richard/David:
Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to expand the Lowell, Hay and Bailey
Gatzert schools to meet the current District program requirements as noted. Please review and let us know if you
have questions or comments. We understand you will issue a modification to our existing agreement no. P1312 to
formalize these services.
Also, do you have the current capacity of J ohn Hay available?
Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.
Daniel Miles AIA
Principal
Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Yes include J ohn Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.
From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:36 AM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Dan,
Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it relates to going forward on the
Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your second question.
David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662
From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
HI Richard:
Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis requested:
1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an addendum to the existing contract No.
P1312?
2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include J ohn Hay Elementary in our study of school capacities, along with
Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?
Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal. Thanks.
Daniel Miles AIA
Principal
Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect
Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Ed,
FYI from Richard.
Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org<mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org>>
Date: J uly 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com<mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com>>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com<mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org<mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org>>, "Wolf, J oseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org<mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org>>, "Becker, Eric P"
<pebecker@seattleschools.org<mailto:pebecker@seattleschools.org>>, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org<mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence FYI - Approximately 390 total students can be
added to Bailey Gatzert and Lowell Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student population to allow
them to comply with our educational specifications. We should probably identify a third elementary school for an
addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that the Downtown School would provide.
Richard
From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Richard: Current capacities below.
- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523
Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
J oe,
Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by Friday if possible.
Richard
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
J oe,
In addition to the documents below any information that you can provide me concerning current building capacity
would also be helpful. I plan to have Bassetti Architects implement a comparison versus our current elementary
school educational specifications.
Richard
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
J oe,
Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents we possess for:
1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School
I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various systems within these
two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as well.
Questions please see me.
Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Bath, Christine; Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Fed. Bldg Interview on today from 1:00-1:30- please call J ennifer at 206-447-1880 ext. 120.
Date: Monday, J uly 14, 2014 11:47:53 AM
Hi, Flip: Jennifer can do the interview today, but only from 1:00-1:30. Her phone number is 206-447-1880 ext.120
-----Original Message-----
From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:32 AM
To: 'Jennifer Langston'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Bath, Christine; Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: RE: Your request for an interview
Jennifer, do you have time today to speak with Dr. Herndon between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.? What is your phone
number?
Thanks,
Tom
-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Langston [mailto:jennifer@sightline.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Your request for an interview
I’m available Tuesday from 8:30 to 2 pm. I would think 30 minutes would be more than enough. If it's a wash on
your end, Monday would be better for me but I'll take what I can get.
I’m interested in pretty basic information:
Where is SPS in the process to acquire the Federal Reserve Bank building?
What has the board authorized staff to do at this point, and what subsequent decisions/authorizations would be
necessary before a school could actually open?
What is the district seeing in terms of downtown demographics that lead it to believe that securing the site would be
a good investment?
Has Seattle ever had a public school downtown?
If the district doesn't secure the building, are there any other near-term or long-term options for opening an
elementary school downtown? What can families living downtown expect to happen?
What are the projected costs to acquire and rehab the building? To open and operate the school?
Do we know how many kids it would potentially serve?
Would there be space left over for other services/uses? (community center, head start, etc.)
What kind of work would need to be done to the building?
Since this is an unexpected opportunity that I’m presuming hasn't been built into the budget, where would that
funding come from?
If the district is successful in acquiring the building, do we know how long it would be before a school could
actually open?
If you have any written materials that answers those questions, feel free to send it before the interview. The only
thing I have is the 3 page memo to the school board and the map that was prepared for that meeting.
Thanks,
Jennifer
-----Original Message-----
From: Redman, Thomas L [mailto:tlredman@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:05 AM
To: Jennifer Langston
Subject: RE: Your request for an interview
Ok, but let me know you Tuesday availability also.
If possible, please send me questions ahead of time to make sure we can provide as much information as possible.
How much time would you like?
Tom
-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Langston [mailto:jennifer@sightline.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:03 AM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: Re: Your request for an interview
Thanks so much! Would Monday sometime between 8:30 am and 1 pm work for you? If so, just let me know the
best number to reach you. If not, I can check my Tuesday calendar when I get to the office (on bus now.)
Best,
Jennifer
Sent from my iPhone.
On Jul 9, 2014, at 6:17 AM, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org<mailto:tlredman@seattleschools.org>> wrote:
Jennifer, it looks like we could have a phone interview next week.
Specifically, what time frame on Monday and Tuesday would work for you?
Thanks,
Tom Redman
Capital Communications
Seattle Schools
From: Carr, Sherry L
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Peters, Susan M; Patu, Betty; McLaren, Martha
Cc: Wright, Charles E; Hale, Theresa L; English, Ron
Subject: J oint Meeting with SPS / City Council / Mayor
Date: Saturday, J uly 12, 2014 8:30:37 AM
Directors,
I wanted to let you know that Charles Wright is working on our behalf to re-implement a regular
meeting schedule with the Mayor and City Council. We used to meet regularly to discuss issues of
joint interest; time to re-establish that meeting rhythm. As we get dates fixed, we will begin to
establish a meeting agenda. Some obvious topics would be:

- Preschool for All
- Facilities / capacity shortfall
- Federal Reserve Building / downtown school
- Developer impact fees
- Fields / JUAs

I’m sure there are plenty more topics. I’m not trying to build a specific agenda here; rather my
intent is to let you know that this effort is moving forward and we can look forward to some lively
discussions starting in the fall.

Thank you.



Sherry Carr
Seattle School Board
Director, District II
(206) 252-0041

From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:10:07 PM
Attachments: Updated Capacity Analysis Central Area 07 11 14.xlsx
FYI

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:06 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Richard: Attached is the final product – the comparison of Enrollment Planning’s 5-year projection
with our calculated K-5 capacity for the same time span.

I had to do two manipulations to EP’s product to get the K-5 numbers we needed for an apples-to-
apples analysis/comparison with last year’s work:

- Subtract Kimball ES’s enrollment (school is not in the Central Area at present)
- Subtract Pre-K student numbers (currently we don’t count Pre-K seats or butts in our
capacity needs work since the latter can be such a wild card).

The capacity figure is a gain of 25 seats over last year’s figure, representing the single portable add
at Muir ES this summer. (The double portable add at Catherine Blaine is for Grades 6-8.) It is held
constant throughout the time period.
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 1:24 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,

Can you provided the analysis and give me a summary as to what the Excel spreadsheet is trying to
tell me? Let’s discuss at our No Agenda Meeting.

Richard

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Best, Richard L
To: Ross Parker; Lorne McConachie
Subject: FW: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:09:48 PM
Attachments: Updated Capacity Analysis Central Area 07 11 14.xlsx
FYI

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:06 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Richard: Attached is the final product – the comparison of Enrollment Planning’s 5-year projection
with our calculated K-5 capacity for the same time span.

I had to do two manipulations to EP’s product to get the K-5 numbers we needed for an apples-to-
apples analysis/comparison with last year’s work:

- Subtract Kimball ES’s enrollment (school is not in the Central Area at present)
- Subtract Pre-K student numbers (currently we don’t count Pre-K seats or butts in our
capacity needs work since the latter can be such a wild card).

The capacity figure is a gain of 25 seats over last year’s figure, representing the single portable add
at Muir ES this summer. (The double portable add at Catherine Blaine is for Grades 6-8.) It is held
constant throughout the time period.
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 1:24 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,

Can you provided the analysis and give me a summary as to what the Excel spreadsheet is trying to
tell me? Let’s discuss at our No Agenda Meeting.

Richard

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Best, Richard L
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:09:35 PM
Excellent

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:06 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Richard: Attached is the final product – the comparison of Enrollment Planning’s 5-year projection
with our calculated K-5 capacity for the same time span.

I had to do two manipulations to EP’s product to get the K-5 numbers we needed for an apples-to-
apples analysis/comparison with last year’s work:

- Subtract Kimball ES’s enrollment (school is not in the Central Area at present)
- Subtract Pre-K student numbers (currently we don’t count Pre-K seats or butts in our
capacity needs work since the latter can be such a wild card).

The capacity figure is a gain of 25 seats over last year’s figure, representing the single portable add
at Muir ES this summer. (The double portable add at Catherine Blaine is for Grades 6-8.) It is held
constant throughout the time period.
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 1:24 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,

Can you provided the analysis and give me a summary as to what the Excel spreadsheet is trying to
tell me? Let’s discuss at our No Agenda Meeting.

Richard

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 3:06:03 PM
Attachments: Updated Capacity Analysis Central Area 07 11 14.xlsx
Richard: Attached is the final product – the comparison of Enrollment Planning’s 5-year projection
with our calculated K-5 capacity for the same time span.

I had to do two manipulations to EP’s product to get the K-5 numbers we needed for an apples-to-
apples analysis/comparison with last year’s work:

- Subtract Kimball ES’s enrollment (school is not in the Central Area at present)
- Subtract Pre-K student numbers (currently we don’t count Pre-K seats or butts in our
capacity needs work since the latter can be such a wild card).

The capacity figure is a gain of 25 seats over last year’s figure, representing the single portable add
at Muir ES this summer. (The double portable add at Catherine Blaine is for Grades 6-8.) It is held
constant throughout the time period.
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 1:24 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,

Can you provided the analysis and give me a summary as to what the Excel spreadsheet is trying to
tell me? Let’s discuss at our No Agenda Meeting.

Richard

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: J on Scholes
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 2:28:58 PM
Thanks. Got them all

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 12:58 PM
To: J on Scholes
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve

Jon,

I ended up having to send you four e-mails concerning Bassetti Architects PowerPoint presentation
for the Downtown School – Federal Reserve Bank Building. You should have received them as
nothing bounced back this time.

Richard

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 6:55 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve

Richard,
Looks like we've got critical mass for this meeting and can confirm 4pm on 7/18.I'll send you
a list of who plans to attend early next week. If there are some questions and materials you'd
like to put to the group beforehand via email, please send them my way.

Thanks
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 9, 2014, at 1:32 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Would 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM work next Friday, July 18, 2014 at the John Stanford
Center?

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 8:42 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve

Richard, I think I’d have a better shot at getting attendance if we tried for early
next week if that would work for you.

Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)

We’ve Moved! Note new address below

1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com



On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:35 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Jon, I would like to set-up a meeting to further discuss later this week. Can you check these folks
availability?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:31 PM, "Jon Scholes"
<JonS@downtownseattle.org<mailto:JonS@downtownseattle.org>> wrote:
Flip and Richard,
Thank you for all your work to prepare and submit the application for the Federal Reserve Building. I
wanted to reiterate our offer to facilitate a peer review of cost estimates and feasibility for utilization of the
building for a pre K - 5 school. There are a number of our members in the construction, design and structural
engineering sectors that have expressed interest in supporting this effort.
Please let me know if this is something that would add value to your efforts and if there are other ways we
can provide support.
Jon
Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
We’ve Moved! Note new address below
1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com<http://www.downtownseattle.com/>

From: Ryan Gockel
To: "ltherndon@seattleschools.org"
Subject: Meeting Request: Downtown School Update
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 2:19:49 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
image003.png
image004.png
image005.png
Dear Dr. Herndon,

Given the recent activity surrounding the Downtown Federal Reserve Building, we are hoping to
organize a meeting of some of DSA’s members, as well as other long-time downtown school
supporters, to continue to engage them on the issue of a Downtown school and update them on
the school district’s current efforts. We are hoping that you will be able to attend and update
everyone on the process and status of the project.

I know that it becomes increasingly difficult to get ahold of people in Seattle the further we get into
August, so I wanted to find out if you might have time in the next three weeks on either the
afternoon (say around 4 PM) of July 25
th
, July 31
st
or August 1
st
? Let me know when you get the
chance and I can work on getting the meeting organized. Thanks again for your time.

Thanks,
Ryan

Ryan P. Gockel
Research and Economic Development Specialist
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
& Metropolitan Improvement District (MID)
1809 7
th
Ave, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Main: (206) 623-0340
Direct: (206) 613-3207


Our Mission
To champion a healthy, vibrant urban core

From: Freistadt, J ay O
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Kroon, Brent R
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 12:25:43 PM
Attachments: 5YearProj_Wash_McClure.xlsx
Joe,
Sure thing. Please see the far right columns (Y and further to the right) for the PS-5 for McClure
and Meany areas. McClure schools do not have pre-k programs, so this would be the same as the
K-5 counts. I believe schools with Pre-K are Lowell, Madrona, and TOPS.

I’m headed out for the weekend now, but Brent will be around, but hopefully this will be the last
item you need.
Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 11:22 AM
To: Freistadt, J ay O
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay: I need one last (hopefully not extra work for you) data parsing to do my analysis.

Since we are comparing K-5 enrollment with K-5 seats/capacity, I need the PS-5 projection pulled
out for the PS-8 schools: TOPS, Madrona, Catherine Blaine by mid-afternoon if possible. Thanks.

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Best, Richard L
To: "J on Scholes"
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 12:01:15 PM
Attachments: New Downtown School - Board Presentation - First 10 Slides.pptx
Jon,

I will send you two e-mails of the PowerPoint presentation that we gave to the School Board so
folks can familiarize themselves with the project ahead of our meeting. I am sending two e-mails
as the size of the PowerPoint presentation is relatively large.

Richard

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 6:55 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve

Richard,
Looks like we've got critical mass for this meeting and can confirm 4pm on 7/18.I'll send you
a list of who plans to attend early next week. If there are some questions and materials you'd
like to put to the group beforehand via email, please send them my way.

Thanks
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 9, 2014, at 1:32 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Would 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM work next Friday, July 18, 2014 at the John Stanford
Center?

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 8:42 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve

Richard, I think I’d have a better shot at getting attendance if we tried for early
next week if that would work for you.

Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)

We’ve Moved! Note new address below

1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com



On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:35 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Jon, I would like to set-up a meeting to further discuss later this week. Can you check these folks
availability?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:31 PM, "Jon Scholes"
<JonS@downtownseattle.org<mailto:JonS@downtownseattle.org>> wrote:
Flip and Richard,
Thank you for all your work to prepare and submit the application for the Federal Reserve Building. I
wanted to reiterate our offer to facilitate a peer review of cost estimates and feasibility for utilization of the
building for a pre K - 5 school. There are a number of our members in the construction, design and structural
engineering sectors that have expressed interest in supporting this effort.
Please let me know if this is something that would add value to your efforts and if there are other ways we
can provide support.
Jon
Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
We’ve Moved! Note new address below
1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com<http://www.downtownseattle.com/>

From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Freistadt, J ay O
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Friday, J uly 11, 2014 11:10:10 AM
Jay – thank you (and to the EP team) for both the data and the context – much appreciated.

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Freistadt, J ay O
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 5:30:05 PM
Attachments: 5YearProj_Wash_McClure.xlsx
Joe,
Please see the attached Excel document, aggregated by school and year. I have organized the
schools under their future boundaries for Washington and Meany. Should you simply be interested
in the current Washington boundary, please exclude Kimball from the analysis. Additionally, I
provided both K-5 and PS-8 projections.

We have made the following assumptions:
- APP growth to be similar to the past two year trends, however partly absorbed in the
South end at Fairmount Park
- SpEd self-contained programs are planned as follows, and thus contain enrollment to fill
these classes:
o John Hay: 2 classrooms for Access
o Lawton: 1 classroom for Access
o Bailey Gatzert: 2 SM1g classrooms, 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Thurgood Marshall: 3 SM4 classrooms
o Leschi: 1 SM4 classroom
o Lowell: 2 SM2 classrooms, 1 SM4 classroom, 1 Medically Fragile classroom, 1.5 pre-k
class (three half-day sessions), .5 pre-k medically fragile (one half-day session), and
one extended day pre-k.
o Madrona: 1 SM3 classroom, and 1 pre-k class (two half-day sessions)
o Montlake: 1 SM4i classroom
o Stevens: 1 Access classroom, 2 SM3 classrooms
o TOPS: 1 SM4 classroom, 1 deaf/hard of hearing classroom, and 1 pre-k deaf/hard of
hearing classroom.

Let Brent or myself know if you have any further questions or clarifications.
Best regards,

Jay

Jay Freistadt
Analyst, Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0659

From: Freistadt, J ay O
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Joe,
We can get you these indeed tomorrow. Do you need them by school, or by school and grade?

The complication attendance area boundary changes at schools, which had been approved but not
implemented yet. Also, after Meany opens in 2017-18, there will be some shuffling of attendance
area elementary schools within service areas.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Best, Richard L
To: Dan Miles
Cc: Standaart, David; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 4:05:32 PM
I am currently out of office but will let you know tomorrow after revealing your proposal.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Jul 10, 2014, at 3:58 PM, "Dan Miles" <dmiles@BassettiArch.com> wrote:
>
> Richard: Got it. Let us know if you need additional information on our end. Thanks.
>
> Daniel Miles AIA
> Principal
>
> Bassetti Architects
> t 206 340 9500
> www.bassettiarch.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:52 PM
> To: Standaart, David
> Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
>
> David and Dan,
>
> I will work on this matter tomorrow afternoon with David to write a narrative that addresses Ron's concerns.
>
> Dan, please stay the course we will pay you for your efforts.
>
> Richard
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 10, 2014, at 3:46 PM, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org<mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>> wrote:
>
> Dan,
> We may have a hang up at this end. Richard and I will need to discuss.
>
> David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
> Capital Project Mgr.
> Seattle Public Schools
> 206.252.0662
>
>
>
> From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:30 PM
> To: Standaart, David; Best, Richard L
> Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> David: We will revise the proposal regarding the cost estimating and send a new copy.
>
> Let me know if you have further comments. Thanks.
>
> Daniel Miles AIA
> Principal
>
> Bassetti Architects
> t 206 340 9500
> www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
>
> From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:19 PM
> To: Best, Richard L
> Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Dan,
> You will need to revise the 4rth paragraph of you proposal regarding the estimator then.
>
> David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
> Capital Project Mgr.
> Seattle Public Schools
> 206.252.0662
>
>
>
> From: Best, Richard L
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:17 PM
> To: Standaart, David
> Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> We were not going to involve the Robinson Company in this effort or the engineering consultant team. Loren and
I thought we Bassetti/SPS could provide a conceptual estimate for this effort.
>
> Sent from my iPshone
>
> On Jul 10, 2014, at 2:52 PM, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org<mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>> wrote:
> Dan,
> Also, have you had any communication with Robinson on this additional work?
>
> David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
> Capital Project Mgr.
> Seattle Public Schools
> 206.252.0662
>
>
>
> From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:01 AM
> To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
> Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Richard/David:
>
> Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to expand the Lowell, Hay and
Bailey Gatzert schools to meet the current District program requirements as noted. Please review and let us know if
you have questions or comments. We understand you will issue a modification to our existing agreement no. P1312
to formalize these services.
>
> Also, do you have the current capacity of John Hay available?
>
> Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.
>
> Daniel Miles AIA
> Principal
>
> Bassetti Architects
> t 206 340 9500
> www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
>
> From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 AM
> To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
> Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Yes include John Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.
>
> From: Standaart, David
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:36 AM
> To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
> Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Dan,
> Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it relates to going forward on the
Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your second question.
>
> David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
> Capital Project Mgr.
> Seattle Public Schools
> 206.252.0662
>
>
>
> From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:33 AM
> To: Best, Richard L
> Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
> Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> HI Richard:
>
> Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis requested:
>
>
> 1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an addendum to the existing contract
No. P1312?
>
> 2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include John Hay Elementary in our study of school capacities, along with
Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?
>
> Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal. Thanks.
>
> Daniel Miles AIA
> Principal
>
> Bassetti Architects
> t 206 340 9500
> www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
>
> From: Edward Noland
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:33 AM
> To: Dan Miles
> Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
>
>
> Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
> Architect
>
> Bassetti Architects
> t 206 340 9500
> www.bassettiarch.com<http://www.bassettiarch.com/>
>
> From: Ross Parker
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 5:50 AM
> To: Edward Noland
> Cc: Lorne McConachie
> Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Ed,
>
> FYI from Richard.
>
> Ross
>
> - sent from my private iLand -
>
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org<mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org>>
> Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
> To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com<mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com>>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com<mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>>
> Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org<mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org>>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org<mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org>>, "Becker, Eric P"
<pebecker@seattleschools.org<mailto:pebecker@seattleschools.org>>, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org<mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>>
> Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence FYI - Approximately 390 total students can
be added to Bailey Gatzert and Lowell Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student population to
allow them to comply with our educational specifications. We should probably identify a third elementary school
for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that the Downtown School would provide.
>
> Richard
>
> From: Wolf, Joseph A
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:32 PM
> To: Best, Richard L
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Richard: Current capacities below.
>
>
> - Bailey Gatzert: 403
>
> - Lowell: 523
>
> Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.
>
> From: Best, Richard L
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 9:33 AM
> To: Wolf, Joseph A
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Joe,
>
> Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by Friday if possible.
>
> Richard
>
> From: Best, Richard L
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 9:28 AM
> To: Wolf, Joseph A
> Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
> Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Joe,
>
> In addition to the documents below any information that you can provide me concerning current building capacity
would also be helpful. I plan to have Bassetti Architects implement a comparison versus our current elementary
school educational specifications.
>
> Richard
>
> From: Best, Richard L
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 9:21 AM
> To: Wolf, Joseph A
> Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
>
> Joe,
>
> Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents we possess
for:
>
>
> 1) Lowell Elementary School
>
> 2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School
>
> I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various systems within these
two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as well.
>
> Questions please see me.
>
> Richard
From: Standaart, David
To: "Dan Miles"; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:32:19 PM
Dan,
Can you also take a closer look at your hours on this.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:30 PM
To: Standaart, David; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

David: We will revise the proposal regarding the cost estimating and send a new copy.

Let me know if you have further comments. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
You will need to revise the 4rth paragraph of you proposal regarding the estimator then.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:17 PM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

We were not going to involve the Robinson Company in this effort or the engineering consultant
team. Loren and I thought we Bassetti/SPS could provide a conceptual estimate for this effort.
Sent from my iPshone
On Jul 10, 2014, at 2:52 PM, "Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Dan,
Also, have you had any communication with Robinson on this additional work?

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 11:01 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard/David:

Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to
expand the Lowell, Hay and Bailey Gatzert schools to meet the current District
program requirements as noted. Please review and let us know if you have questions
or comments. We understand you will issue a modification to our existing agreement
no. P1312 to formalize these services.

Also, do you have the current capacity of John Hay available?

Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Yes include John Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:36 AM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it
relates to going forward on the Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your
second question.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

HI Richard:

Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis
requested:

1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an
addendum to the existing contract No. P1312?
2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include John Hay Elementary in our study of
school capacities, along with Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?

Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal.
Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence



Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Ed,

FYI from Richard.

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org>, "Becker, Eric P"
<pebecker@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert
and Lowell Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student
population to allow them to comply with our educational
specifications. We should probably identify a third elementary school
for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that the
Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by
Friday if possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can
provide me concerning current building capacity would also be helpful. I
plan to have Bassetti Architects implement a comparison versus our
current elementary school educational specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current
facilities assessment documents we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing
conditions of the various systems within these two schools. Any seismic
analysis information would be extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Dan Miles
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:27:59 PM
Hi David:

No, we have not spoken to Robinson about this yet. We understood SSD would contract with them
directly.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 2:53 PM
To: Dan Miles; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
Also, have you had any communication with Robinson on this additional work?

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 11:01 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard/David:

Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to expand the
Lowell, Hay and Bailey Gatzert schools to meet the current District program requirements as
noted. Please review and let us know if you have questions or comments. We understand you will
issue a modification to our existing agreement no. P1312 to formalize these services.

Also, do you have the current capacity of John Hay available?

Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Yes include John Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:36 AM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it relates to going
forward on the Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your second question.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

HI Richard:

Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis requested:

1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an addendum to the
existing contract No. P1312?
2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include John Hay Elementary in our study of school
capacities, along with Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?

Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence



Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Ed,

FYI from Richard.

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org>, "Becker, Eric P" <pebecker@seattleschools.org>,
"Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert and Lowell
Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student population to allow them
to comply with our educational specifications. We should probably identify a third
elementary school for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that
the Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by Friday if
possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can provide me
concerning current building capacity would also be helpful. I plan to have Bassetti
Architects implement a comparison versus our current elementary school educational
specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities
assessment documents we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the
various systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be
extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Dan Miles
To: Standaart, David; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:26:48 PM
Yes, we have spent the entire previous authorization.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 2:50 PM
To: Dan Miles; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
One question I have is have you expended all of current contract amount?

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 11:01 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard/David:

Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to expand the
Lowell, Hay and Bailey Gatzert schools to meet the current District program requirements as
noted. Please review and let us know if you have questions or comments. We understand you will
issue a modification to our existing agreement no. P1312 to formalize these services.

Also, do you have the current capacity of John Hay available?

Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Yes include John Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:36 AM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it relates to going
forward on the Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your second question.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

HI Richard:

Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis requested:

1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an addendum to the
existing contract No. P1312?
2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include John Hay Elementary in our study of school
capacities, along with Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?

Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence



Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Ed,

FYI from Richard.

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org>, "Becker, Eric P" <pebecker@seattleschools.org>,
"Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert and Lowell
Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student population to allow them
to comply with our educational specifications. We should probably identify a third
elementary school for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that
the Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by Friday if
possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can provide me
concerning current building capacity would also be helpful. I plan to have Bassetti
Architects implement a comparison versus our current elementary school educational
specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities
assessment documents we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the
various systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be
extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:23:26 PM
All,
John Hay Elementary Schools current capacity is 557 students so we can add an additional
100 students to meet current elementary educational program at that school.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 10, 2014, at 9:32 AM, "Dan Miles" <dmiles@BassettiArch.com> wrote:
HI Richard:

Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis
requested:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Is it your intent to issue a separate
services contract for this work, or an addendum to the existing contract No.
P1312?
<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. <!--[endif]-->Is it expected that Bassetti now include
John Hay Elementary in our study of school capacities, along with Lowell and
Bailey Gatzert?

Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal.
Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence



Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Ed,

FYI from Richard.

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org>, "Becker, Eric P"
<pebecker@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert
and Lowell Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student
population to allow them to comply with our educational
specifications. We should probably identify a third elementary school
for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that the
Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Bailey Gatzert: 403
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by
Friday if possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can
provide me concerning current building capacity would also be helpful. I
plan to have Bassetti Architects implement a comparison versus our
current elementary school educational specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current
facilities assessment documents we possess for:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1) <!--[endif]-->Lowell Elementary School
<!--[if !supportLists]-->2) <!--[endif]-->Bailey-Gatzert Elementary
School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing
conditions of the various systems within these two schools. Any seismic
analysis information would be extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Standaart, David
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:19:01 PM
Dan,
You will need to revise the 4rth paragraph of you proposal regarding the estimator then.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 3:17 PM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Dan Miles; Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

We were not going to involve the Robinson Company in this effort or the engineering consultant
team. Loren and I thought we Bassetti/SPS could provide a conceptual estimate for this effort.
Sent from my iPshone
On Jul 10, 2014, at 2:52 PM, "Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Dan,
Also, have you had any communication with Robinson on this additional work?

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 11:01 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard/David:

Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to
expand the Lowell, Hay and Bailey Gatzert schools to meet the current District
program requirements as noted. Please review and let us know if you have questions
or comments. We understand you will issue a modification to our existing agreement
no. P1312 to formalize these services.

Also, do you have the current capacity of John Hay available?

Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Yes include John Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:36 AM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it
relates to going forward on the Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your
second question.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

HI Richard:

Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis
requested:

1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an
addendum to the existing contract No. P1312?
2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include John Hay Elementary in our study of
school capacities, along with Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?

Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal.
Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence



Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Ed,

FYI from Richard.

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org>, "Becker, Eric P"
<pebecker@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David"
<DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert
and Lowell Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student
population to allow them to comply with our educational
specifications. We should probably identify a third elementary school
for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that the
Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by
Friday if possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can
provide me concerning current building capacity would also be helpful. I
plan to have Bassetti Architects implement a comparison versus our
current elementary school educational specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current
facilities assessment documents we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing
conditions of the various systems within these two schools. Any seismic
analysis information would be extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Peters, Susan M; McLaren, Martha; Martin-Morris, Harium; Carr, Sherry L;
Blanford, Stephan; Banda, J ose L
Subject: quick update
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 2:19:38 PM
Good Afternoon Board Members and Superintendent,
I just wanted to send a very quick update on the Fed Reserve application. We did successfully upload the
application on July 3rd. The woman reviewing the application stated that she would take up to 15 business
days and then would make a recommendation to her boss. She may ask for more materials or her boss
may ask for more materials. So we should be hearing at least an initial response before the end of the
month. From there, I don't have a timeline for a full review above the initial look.
Additionally, there has been a lawsuit filed against GSA, City of Seattle and the Seattle Landmarks Board.
This is not in association with the Homeless Coalition application (I have not heard about anything about
their pursuits), but it is by the group that initially had the building placed on the National Historic Registry.
I have no idea yet how/if that will impact our application.
In the mean time, Richard Best and myself spoke about our next steps and further engagement and
information for the public and board. We are looking at scheduling two meetings before the August 20th
board meeting, one in July and one in August. These will be opportunities for us to engage in a public
forum about the topic of the downtown school, whether it be this building or another location. When we
have dates, I will make sure board members are aware so they can attend if they would like. We also
spoke about what renovations to Lowell and/or Gatzert would cost and how many additional seats that
would bring on and timelines associated with such work. We are continuing with that analysis and will
have that ready in August as well. We'll make sure these are topics for Ops and Finance Committees.
I also spoke with Ken Gotsch and our district financial advisor about possible funding avenues. More
analysis to be done there as well, but an area where we plan to have information for the August Audit and
Finance Committee. I will make sure as we get the information to all board members, but I do also want to
be able work throughout he committees.
I'm off on a short vacation starting this afternoon and will be back on Monday morning. Feel free to email
or call, it's just I won't be able to get back to you until the evenings as I'll be out in the mountains of British
Columbia hiking and mountain biking.
-Flip
From: Dan Miles
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 11:01:07 AM
Attachments: 140710_Lowell_Hay_Gatzert Fee Proposal.pdf
Richard/David:

Attached is our proposal to study the capacities and conceptual improvements to expand the
Lowell, Hay and Bailey Gatzert schools to meet the current District program requirements as
noted. Please review and let us know if you have questions or comments. We understand you will
issue a modification to our existing agreement no. P1312 to formalize these services.

Also, do you have the current capacity of John Hay available?

Thank you for the opportunity to be of continued service to the District.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: Standaart, David; Dan Miles
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Yes include John Hay in the analysis of the three nearby elementary schools.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:36 AM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Dan,
Regarding your first question, I believe we can modify your existing contract as it relates to going
forward on the Federal Reserve site. Richard can respond to your second question.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Edward Noland; Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

HI Richard:

Several questions prior to sending our proposal for the additional school analysis requested:

1. Is it your intent to issue a separate services contract for this work, or an addendum to the
existing contract No. P1312?
2. Is it expected that Bassetti now include John Hay Elementary in our study of school
capacities, along with Lowell and Bailey Gatzert?

Please let us know at your earliest convenience so we can finalize our proposal. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Edward Noland
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence



Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:50 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Ed,

FYI from Richard.

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:02:36 PM PDT
To: 'Ross Parker' <rparker@BassettiArch.com>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Cc: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org>, "Becker, Eric P" <pebecker@seattleschools.org>,
"Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert and Lowell
Elementary Schools so that they accommodate 660 student population to allow them
to comply with our educational specifications. We should probably identify a third
elementary school for an addition as well to accommodate the 660 student total that
the Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by Friday if
possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can provide me
concerning current building capacity would also be helpful. I plan to have Bassetti
Architects implement a comparison versus our current elementary school educational
specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities
assessment documents we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the
various systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be
extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Edward Noland
To: Viers, J ason D
Subject: RE: Lowell Elementary School Drawings
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 9:44:47 AM
Jason,

For Bailey Gatzert we would like the following:
§ 0080
§ 0094-0096
§ 0099
§ 0129-00130
§ 0173-0174
For John Hay we would like:
§ 0083
§ 0086-0091
§ 0131-0134
§ 0211

Please put them in our FTP folders: SPS Federal Reserve k-5 study/Owner/
§ Bailey Gatzert existing drawings
§ John Hay existing drawings

Thanks,

Ed

Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Viers, J ason D [mailto:jdviers@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 8:49 AM
To: Edward Noland
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Lowell Elementary School Drawings

Ed,

Attached you will find the drawings indexes for Gatzert and John Hay. You can direct plans
inquiries directly to me to facilitate access.

Thank you,

Jason Viers
Construction Records Coordinator
Seattle Public Schools
(206) 252-0667

From: Edward Noland [mailto:ENoland@bassettiarch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 7:37 AM
To: Ross Parker; Viers, J ason D
Cc: Best, Richard L; Novitski, Ellen; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Lowell Elementary School Drawings

Jason/Richard,

Do you also have drawings for Bailey Gatzert and John Hays Schools?

Edward Noland AIA, LEED AP
Architect

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Ross Parker
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 5:49 AM
To: Viers, J ason D
Cc: Best, Richard L; Novitski, Ellen; Lorne McConachie; Edward Noland
Subject: Re: Lowell Elementary School Drawings

Richard/Jason,

Lorne and I are each headed out of town for several days. Ed Noland, a senior architect at Bassetti,
will be contacting you about these drawings.

Thanks,

Ross
- sent from my private iLand -
On Jul 8, 2014, at 3:51 PM, "Viers, Jason D" <jdviers@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Ross,

Please note the Entry numbers in the indexes when making selections. All drawings
are available in PDF and some are available in CAD where noted.

Thank you,

Jason Viers
Construction Records Coordinator
Seattle Public Schools
(206) 252-0667

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 3:49 PM
To: 'Ross Parker'
Cc: Novitski, Ellen; Viers, J ason D; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Lowell Elementary School Drawings

Ross,

Can you please review the attached list of drawings and identify what you might need
from Seattle Public Schools for your efforts at Lowell Elementary School, then advise
to all?

Richard


Jason,

Can you provide Ross Parker with Bassetti Architects the requested electronic files
when he responds to my e-mail?

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Rogers, Lesley A; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Article re: Fed Res. Bldg from Publicola online site.
Date: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 6:25:00 AM
Importance: High
I forewarned Flip re: his phone interview today with Real Change reporter.

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 10, 2014 6:10 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Article re: Fed Res. Bldg from Publicola online site.
Importance: High

Flip, below is the Publicola article posted online yesterday afternoon. In advance of your call
to Real Change’s Mr. Burkhalter today (206-441-3247 x209) , note the sentence in yellow
below. It may be that the reporter will ask questions about this issue.
Homeless groups call foul on fast-track rejection of proposed
service center
Published Jul 9, 2014, 2:36pm
By Casey Jaywork
Last month, federal agencies rejected an application from a coalition of homeless advocates to
convert the old Federal Reserve building at 1015 2nd Ave. in downtown Seattle into a
comprehensive homeless services center. But homeless advocates like Tristia Bauman "believe
that the application was denied…in contravention of federal law” and are calling on the agencies
to reconsider the fast-track rejection.
The property homeless advocates are vying for is the old Federal Reserve building (pictured
above) at 2nd Ave. and Spring in downtown Seattle. Constructed in 1950, the building was
owned by the Fed until it moved operations to Renton in 2008. After preservationists sued to keep
the Fed from selling the property, the Fed deeded it to the GSA, which acts as the federal
government’s landlord for unused properties.
The application, submitted by local homeless services provider Compass Housing Alliance in
collaboration with other groups, was officially rejected because of concerns about Compass'
ability to guarantee funding, according to a rejection letter from the federal Department of Health
and Human Services. (Real Change, one of the center's potential tenants, previously convered the
rejection here.) But homeless advocates question this rationale. Bauman, an attorney with the
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, wrote in a letter to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray
(D-WA) last month that the denial is part of "a long history of non-compliance with [relevant
legislation] by the federal government.” We have a call out to Sen. Murray.
Homeless advocates like believe that "the application was denied…
in contravention of federal law” and are calling on the feds to reconsider the
fast-track rejection.
“The intent of the federal law in question could not be clearer," adds Alison Eisinger, executive
director of the advocacy group Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, referring to Title
V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The law requires that when disposing of
unused properties, the government must give priority consideration to groups that want to use the
properties for homeless services. Eisinger says after learning about Fed building's availability in
November last year, local homeless service and advocacy organizations rushed to craft a 400-
page proposal for Compass Housing Alliance to take possession of the property.
In Eisinger's view, the proposal did not get the priority consideration McKinney-Vento dictates.
"If this proposal is not given true review...then I question whether the federal law is in fact being
upheld," she said.
In its application to own the property, Compass was joined by two other "Key Participants": the
Downtown Emergency Service Center and Catholic Community Services of Western
Washington. The three groups agreed to share responsibility for the property after converting it
into a comprehensive homeless services center---a sort of central hub for the city's homeless
services, which are currently scattered across Seattle. Consolidating services into one location—
making them more accessible to the homeless—is a central rationale for coalition's desire to move
into one spot.
According to a June 2nd rejection letter from the Department of Health and Human Services, the
reason for the application's rejection was insufficient information about the center’s funding.
From the letter: “The applicant’s proposal, while it appears well-thought-out and the key
participants have experience obtaining such funds, too little information is presently provided by
the applicant…”
A spokesperson for HHS declined to elaborate on the reasoning behind the decision: "HHS has no
further comment on the issue."
HHS was responsible for reviewing Compass' application because the application involved
homeless services. But the agency which actually owns the property and has authority over the
larger process is the General Services Administration. When HHS asked the GSA for more time
to ascertain Compass' funding sources, GSA said no. Asked why, a GSA spokesperson said,
"GSA moved forward with the disposal process because [HHS] did not give any indication that it
would reverse its decision after receipt of the additional information to be provided by Compass
Housing Alliance."
Homeless advocates aren't the only ones worried about HHS/GSA's brisk denial of Compass'
application. U.S. Rep. (D-WA, 8 7) Jim McDermott told PubliCola, “Last week, I spoke to the
GSA to express my concern that the [homeless services] coalition was not given an extension of
time to better explain the financing of their plan.” In a June 27th letter to GSA regional
administrator George Northcroft, he urged the GSA to grant Compass more time to make their
case.
There are at least nine thousand homeless people in Seattle and King County, according to a one-
night count SKCCH conducted in January. Asked about her coalition's next formal steps, Eisinger
said, "We're continuing to explore all our options." A recent study conducted by UW researchers
concluded that "Providing housing and support services for homeless alcoholics costs taxpayers
less than leaving them on the street, where taxpayer money goes towards police and emergency
health care."
The GSA Department of Education is currently fielding an application from Seattle Public
Schools to use the property to establish a downtown school site. If it doesn’t pan out, the property
will go to public auction. But Eisinger emphasized that homeless advocates “are absolutely not in
a fight with the school district.”
“We are supportive of the idea of a school downtown,” she said. “But we still think that the
federal law calls for the GSA and HHS to prioritize homeless use. And what we have in common
with the school district is that we all need Title V [of the McKinney-Vento Act] to be upheld.”
We have calls out to Northcroft and to the GSA, HHS, and NLCHP.

From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:26:26 PM
Thanks Richard.

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 4:22 PM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve

Yes, definitely. I plan to send you a meeting invite and soon as I hear back from Jon Scholes.

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 3:54 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve

Hi Richard,

Is this a meeting I could attend?

Kenny


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 1:33 PM
To: 'J on Scholes'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve

Would 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM work next Friday, July 18, 2014 at the John Stanford Center?

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 8:42 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve

Richard, I think I’d have a better shot at getting attendance if we tried for early next week if
that would work for you.

Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)

We’ve Moved! Note new address below

1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com



On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:35 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:

Jon, I would like to set-up a meeting to further discuss later this week. Can you check these folks availability?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:31 PM, "Jon Scholes" <JonS@downtownseattle.org<mailto:JonS@downtownseattle.org>> wrote:
Flip and Richard,
Thank you for all your work to prepare and submit the application for the Federal Reserve Building. I wanted to reiterate our
offer to facilitate a peer review of cost estimates and feasibility for utilization of the building for a pre K - 5 school. There are
a number of our members in the construction, design and structural engineering sectors that have expressed interest in
supporting this effort.
Please let me know if this is something that would add value to your efforts and if there are other ways we can provide
support.
Jon
Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
We’ve Moved! Note new address below
1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com<http://www.downtownseattle.com/>

From: J on Scholes
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 3:41:41 PM
I’ll touch base with a few folks and get back to you ASAP.

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 1:33 PM
To: J on Scholes
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve

Would 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM work next Friday, July 18, 2014 at the John Stanford Center?

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 8:42 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve

Richard, I think I’d have a better shot at getting attendance if we tried for early next week if
that would work for you.

Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)

We’ve Moved! Note new address below

1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com



On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:35 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:

Jon, I would like to set-up a meeting to further discuss later this week. Can you check these folks availability?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:31 PM, "Jon Scholes" <JonS@downtownseattle.org<mailto:JonS@downtownseattle.org>> wrote:
Flip and Richard,
Thank you for all your work to prepare and submit the application for the Federal Reserve Building. I wanted to reiterate our
offer to facilitate a peer review of cost estimates and feasibility for utilization of the building for a pre K - 5 school. There are
a number of our members in the construction, design and structural engineering sectors that have expressed interest in
supporting this effort.
Please let me know if this is something that would add value to your efforts and if there are other ways we can provide
support.
Jon
Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
We’ve Moved! Note new address below
1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com<http://www.downtownseattle.com/>

From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Your board presentation
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 1:39:08 PM
Yes, sorry.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 01:24 PM Pacific Standard Time
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Your board presentation

Concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building I am assuming???

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 12:34 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Your board presentation

Richard, I watched your board presentation a second time: it was great. It was in lay terms, so
everyone got it. Lesley said that it was effective because it’s rare for presenters to bring pictures/
slides of the subject matter, including the heat map. Very cool.
From: Best, Richard L
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 10:54:48 AM
Chris,

I cannot open, please see me to assist.

Richard

From: Richardson, Christopher L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:06 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe, I have created a “cheat sheet” to explain what is in each file:

2014 Study and Survey and Facilities Condition Analysis (MENG Report)
Document/file name What it contains
Facility Summary VOL I Site Assessment Summary of each site with BMAR total and Educational
adequacy score
FCA Volume II Break out of each site with an FCA score by subsystem
Program Spaces Education Adequacy Detailed break out of each school and specifics regarding
educational adequacy
Details Project costs Costs that are associated with the deficiencies observed on
FCA Volume II, that total the BMAR in Volume I

I have created a folder and put all the documents in that folder:

\\Snocfp01\capital$\Groups\2014 MENG Report

You can access this by going to “My Network Places”, then pasting the above address into your address bar. If you want, I can
send 4 emails, each with one file attached.

Note that this is the second “DRAFT”, and will change.


Chris Richardson
Senior Facilities Planner
(206) 252-0788 Desk
(206)793-8477 Cell
CRichardson@SeattleSchools.org

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 8:45 AM
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Chris: Richard wants the full condition assessment in electronic form – everything we have – for Gatzert, Lowell and John Hay.
Deadline is tomorrow (Friday). Let me know what support you need from me.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 4:54 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

And John Hay Elementary School as well.

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Chris: Please see direction below from Richard. Send him the FCA/Educational Adequacy reports for:

- Bailey Gatzert
- Lowell

Thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various systems within these two schools.
Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Freistadt, J ay O
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Kroon, Brent R
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:51:03 AM
Joe,
Thanks for the visibility here. I will get back to you by mid-day with an update of what we can give
you and what assumptions were used.

Best,
Jay

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 9:38 AM
To: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Cc: Best, Richard L; Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Five-Year K-5 Projections: Washington and McClure Service Areas

Jay and Brent: Richard needs my team to update the K-5 capacity analysis for the two service areas
in the message line as part of due diligence for the Federal Reserve Building application. To
complete that task I need updated 5-year k-5 projections for those service areas by tomorrow.

Please contact me with any questions.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 8:47:20 AM
John Hay’s current capacity is 557 – so another ~100 seats to bring it up to 660.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 4:03 PM
To: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

FYI – Approximately 390 total students can be added to Bailey Gatzert and Lowell Elementary
Schools so that they accommodate 660 student population to allow them to comply with our
educational specifications. We should probably identify a third elementary school for an addition
as well to accommodate the 660 student total that the Downtown School would provide.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: Current capacities below.

- Bailey Gatzert: 403
- Lowell: 523

Chris will be sending you the site condition piece per my previous e-mail.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Would like to have the information requested in these two e-mails by Friday if possible.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:28 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

In addition to the documents below any information that you can provide me concerning current
building capacity would also be helpful. I plan to have Bassetti Architects implement a comparison
versus our current elementary school educational specifications.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents
we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various
systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as
well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: RE: sightline
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 7:12:33 AM
Thanks, TW. I put a black band over your door yesterday. Mourning in the morning.

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 7:12 AM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: sightline

They write papers/reports that are available for the media to use but are not a media outlet. One can
never say for sure, but I would imagine that they will stick to the topic they mentioned: How to make
downtown Seattle a more family-friendly city and what role a school would play in that.
From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 6:21 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: sightline
It looks like Sightline Institute is a conservation/sustainability/energy efficiency organization.
I’m thinking their questions would go beyond the request for information about the Fed. Reserve
Bldg. What do you think? Does this give you cause for caution vis a vis an interview? (I would let
Flip know about this)
http://www.sightline.org/research/

From: Wippel, Teresa
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: Re: interview about downtown school acquisition?
Date: Wednesday, J uly 09, 2014 6:14:32 AM
I'll do some research this morning and let you know!
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 9, 2014, at 6:03 AM, "Redman, Thomas L" <tlredman@seattleschools.org> wrote:
TW, are you familiar with Sightline? Is it an independent digital publication and/or do
they sell their stories to other media outlet(s)?


From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 5:01 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Cc: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: Re: interview about downtown school acquisition?

Yes – thank you!
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 3:02 PM, "Rogers, Lesley A" <larogers1@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Thanks Tom.

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 3:02 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Fw: interview about downtown school acquisition?

Flip can do next week. I will arrange.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 01:51 PM Pacific Standard Time
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: interview about downtown school acquisition?

I could do next week.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 1:43 PM, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip and Richard, see the reporter’s request below. If you
aren’t available to have this interview within the requested
time frame, I could send him the link to the July 2 Board
Meeting presentation and discussion and suggest we will
be available –or be ready/have more information for an
interview– at a later time. Thoughts?
Tom

From: Rogers, Lesley A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 12:50 PM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Fwd: interview about downtown school acquisition?

Tom,
Do you mind working with this reporter and perhaps set up
an interview with Flip?

Thanks,
Lesley
Begin forwarded message:
From: Jennifer Langston
<jennifer@sightline.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 12:47:36 PM PDT
To: "larogers1@seattleschools.org"
<larogers1@seattleschools.org>
Subject: interview about downtown school
acquisition?
Lesley:

I’m a researcher and writer for Sightline here
in Seattle who’s been working on a series of
articles about how to make cities (and
downtown areas) more family friendly.
Obviously, schools are an important piece of
the puzzle and I’m interested in doing
something next week on the potential federal
reserve bank acquisition for a downtown
school.

I’m looking to interview someone from SPS
about that process, mostly basic info about
where things stand with the acquisition
process, what SPS has seen in the
demographics that suggest a downtown
school would be a wise investment, what we
know at this point about potential costs,
where the money would conceivably come
from since this is a somewhat unexpected
opportunity, what the time frame is for
decisions, etc.

Could you let me know who the best person to
speak with would be and whether that’s
something I can arrange vs. going through
your office? I’m available most of Thursday,
next Monday until 1 pm, most of Tuesday.
Phone would be fine.

Thanks!

Jennifer Langston

Jennifer Langston | Researcher/News Editor
Sightline Institute | 1402 Third Avenue, Suite
500 | Seattle, WA 98101
www.sightline.org | daily.sightline.org | T
206.447.1880 x120 | @langstonjen

Take advantage of our news service, and find us
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From: Best, Richard L
To: J on Scholes
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:46:17 PM
Let me check with Bassetti Architects and we will get something set-up for early to mid next
week.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:42 PM, "Jon Scholes" <JonS@downtownseattle.org> wrote:
Richard, I think I’d have a better shot at getting attendance if we tried for early
next week if that would work for you.
Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
We’ve Moved! Note new address below
1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:35 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Jon, I would like to set-up a meeting to further discuss later this week. Can you check these
folks availability?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 8:31 PM, "Jon Scholes"
<JonS@downtownseattle.org<mailto:JonS@downtownseattle.org>> wrote:
Flip and Richard,
Thank you for all your work to prepare and submit the application for the Federal Reserve
Building. I wanted to reiterate our offer to facilitate a peer review of cost estimates and
feasibility for utilization of the building for a pre K - 5 school. There are a number of our
members in the construction, design and structural engineering sectors that have expressed
interest in supporting this effort.
Please let me know if this is something that would add value to your efforts and if there are
other ways we can provide support.
Jon
Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
We’ve Moved! Note new address below
1809 7th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com<http://www.downtownseattle.com/>
From: Richardson, Christopher L
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 4:07:42 PM
If you open the volume II file page 161 you will find a system analysis
Chris Richardson
(206) 793-8477
On Jul 8, 2014, at 3:40 PM, "Wolf, Joseph A" <jawolf@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Richard –yes we do; it goes into very granular detail. It might be best for you, me and
Chris to meet in person briefly to determine what level you want us to provide.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 3:35 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Do we have any narratives about the condition of the existing systems within each
elementary school – Bailey Gatzert and Lowell?

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:50 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: The attached PDF contains the summary site assessments for all SPS sites.
Bailey Gatzert is on p.41; Lowell on p.65.

Chris is working with Meng to extract individual files for the two schools.

From: Richardson, Christopher L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

I have asked for Joel’s help to figure out how to extract just a couple of pages. In the
mean time

FCA is on page for
For Bailey Gatzert 41;
Lowell page65

Chris Richardson
Senior Facilities Planner
(206) 252-0788 Desk
(206)793-8477 Cell
CRichardson@SeattleSchools.org

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Chris: Please see direction below from Richard. Send him the FCA/Educational
Adequacy reports for:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Bailey Gatzert
<!--[if !supportLists]-->- <!--[endif]-->Lowell

Thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities
assessment documents we possess for:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1) <!--[endif]-->Lowell Elementary School
<!--[if !supportLists]-->2) <!--[endif]-->Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the
various systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be
extremely helpful as well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 3:54:53 PM
Can we all meet at 4:00 PM today for ten minutes to discuss?

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 3:41 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard –yes we do; it goes into very granular detail. It might be best for you, me and Chris to
meet in person briefly to determine what level you want us to provide.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 3:35 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Do we have any narratives about the condition of the existing systems within each elementary
school – Bailey Gatzert and Lowell?

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:50 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Richard: The attached PDF contains the summary site assessments for all SPS sites. Bailey Gatzert is
on p.41; Lowell on p.65.

Chris is working with Meng to extract individual files for the two schools.

From: Richardson, Christopher L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

I have asked for Joel’s help to figure out how to extract just a couple of pages. In the mean time

FCA is on page for
For Bailey Gatzert 41;
Lowell page65

Chris Richardson
Senior Facilities Planner
(206) 252-0788 Desk
(206)793-8477 Cell
CRichardson@SeattleSchools.org

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Chris: Please see direction below from Richard. Send him the FCA/Educational Adequacy reports
for:

- Bailey Gatzert
- Lowell

Thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents
we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various
systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as
well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:50:20 PM
Attachments: Site Assessment.pdf
Richard: The attached PDF contains the summary site assessments for all SPS sites. Bailey Gatzert is
on p.41; Lowell on p.65.

Chris is working with Meng to extract individual files for the two schools.

From: Richardson, Christopher L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:44 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

I have asked for Joel’s help to figure out how to extract just a couple of pages. In the mean time

FCA is on page for
For Bailey Gatzert 41;
Lowell page65

Chris Richardson
Senior Facilities Planner
(206) 252-0788 Desk
(206)793-8477 Cell
CRichardson@SeattleSchools.org

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Chris: Please see direction below from Richard. Send him the FCA/Educational Adequacy reports
for:

- Bailey Gatzert
- Lowell

Thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents
we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various
systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as
well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Richardson, Christopher L
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:44:29 PM
Attachments: Site Assessment.pdf
I have asked for Joel’s help to figure out how to extract just a couple of pages. In the mean time

FCA is on page for
For Bailey Gatzert 41;
Lowell page65

Chris Richardson
Senior Facilities Planner
(206) 252-0788 Desk
(206)793-8477 Cell
CRichardson@SeattleSchools.org

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Chris: Please see direction below from Richard. Send him the FCA/Educational Adequacy reports
for:

- Bailey Gatzert
- Lowell

Thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Due Diligence

Joe,

Can you please provide me with an electronic copies of the current facilities assessment documents
we possess for:

1) Lowell Elementary School
2) Bailey-Gatzert Elementary School

I am hoping the documents have a narrative concerning the existing conditions of the various
systems within these two schools. Any seismic analysis information would be extremely helpful as
well.

Questions please see me.

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: interview about downtown school acquisition?
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 2:34:04 PM
Great, thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 01:53 PM Pacific Standard Time
To: Herndon, Flip; Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: interview about downtown school acquisition?

I will punt to Flip.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 1:52 PM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: interview about downtown school acquisition?

I could do next week.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 8, 2014, at 1:43 PM, "Redman, Thomas L" <tlredman@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip and Richard, see the reporter’s request below. If you aren’t available to have this
interview within the requested time frame, I could send him the link to the July 2
Board Meeting presentation and discussion and suggest we will be available –or be
ready/have more information for an interview– at a later time. Thoughts?
Tom

From: Rogers, Lesley A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 12:50 PM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Fwd: interview about downtown school acquisition?

Tom,
Do you mind working with this reporter and perhaps set up an interview with Flip?

Thanks,
Lesley
Begin forwarded message:
From: Jennifer Langston <jennifer@sightline.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 12:47:36 PM PDT
To: "larogers1@seattleschools.org" <larogers1@seattleschools.org>
Subject: interview about downtown school acquisition?
Lesley:

I’m a researcher and writer for Sightline here in Seattle who’s been
working on a series of articles about how to make cities (and downtown
areas) more family friendly. Obviously, schools are an important piece of
the puzzle and I’m interested in doing something next week on the
potential federal reserve bank acquisition for a downtown school.

I’m looking to interview someone from SPS about that process, mostly
basic info about where things stand with the acquisition process, what
SPS has seen in the demographics that suggest a downtown school
would be a wise investment, what we know at this point about potential
costs, where the money would conceivably come from since this is a
somewhat unexpected opportunity, what the time frame is for
decisions, etc.

Could you let me know who the best person to speak with would be and
whether that’s something I can arrange vs. going through your office?
I’m available most of Thursday, next Monday until 1 pm, most of
Tuesday. Phone would be fine.

Thanks!

Jennifer Langston

Jennifer Langston | Researcher/News Editor
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From: Ross Parker
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 1:49:23 PM
I’m happy to help out. It’s a lot to keep track of.

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 1:48 PM
To: Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

No, spot on, I realized I could look in the book you left for me.

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 11:03 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

Do you mean the colored plans showing the areas of historical designation? These would go at the
start of section X in front of the other plans.

Am I forgetting some? I can’t think of any others off hand.

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 8:38 AM
To: Ross Parker
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Ross,

What section did the individual documents go in that did not make the first notebooks you gave us?

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: RE: interview about downtown school acquisition?
Date: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 1:00:55 PM
Will do.

From: Rogers, Lesley A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 08, 2014 12:50 PM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Fwd: interview about downtown school acquisition?

Tom,
Do you mind working with this reporter and perhaps set up an interview with Flip?

Thanks,
Lesley
Begin forwarded message:
From: Jennifer Langston <jennifer@sightline.org>
Date: July 8, 2014 at 12:47:36 PM PDT
To: "larogers1@seattleschools.org" <larogers1@seattleschools.org>
Subject: interview about downtown school acquisition?
Lesley:

I’m a researcher and writer for Sightline here in Seattle who’s been working on a
series of articles about how to make cities (and downtown areas) more family
friendly. Obviously, schools are an important piece of the puzzle and I’m interested in
doing something next week on the potential federal reserve bank acquisition for a
downtown school.

I’m looking to interview someone from SPS about that process, mostly basic info
about where things stand with the acquisition process, what SPS has seen in the
demographics that suggest a downtown school would be a wise investment, what we
know at this point about potential costs, where the money would conceivably come
from since this is a somewhat unexpected opportunity, what the time frame is for
decisions, etc.

Could you let me know who the best person to speak with would be and whether
that’s something I can arrange vs. going through your office? I’m available most of
Thursday, next Monday until 1 pm, most of Tuesday. Phone would be fine.

Thanks!

Jennifer Langston

Jennifer Langston | Researcher/News Editor
Sightline Institute | 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 500 | Seattle, WA 98101
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From: Best, Richard L
To: "Ross Parker"
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building Notebook
Date: Monday, J uly 07, 2014 9:00:12 AM
Ross,

Please place in a 3-Ring Binder. Please bring with you to our meeting at 3:00 PM today.

Richard

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 2:52 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building Notebook

Richard,

We are putting 3 more copies together now and will have them by Monday morning. Shall we
bring them with us to the meeting Monday afternoon? Would you prefer to have them bound or
in a 3-ring binder?
Cheers,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Ross Parker
Subject: Downtwon Federal Resrve Building Notebook

Ross,

Can I get three more copies of the notebook you made and distributed on Monday? I need to
overnight to Yolanda Stroud on July 7, 2014.

Many thanks,

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Lorne McConachie; "Ross Parker"
Subject: FW: FYI: the attached was filed today.
Date: Monday, J uly 07, 2014 8:40:20 AM
Attachments: Complaint 070214 (3).pdf
FYI
-----Original Message-----
From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 8:38 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: FYI: the attached was filed today.
FYI....
-----Original Message-----
From: Clark, Sally
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 2:08 PM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Subject: FW: FYI: the attached was filed today.
________________________________________
From: Arthur Skolnik [arthurmskolnik@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:07 PM
Subject: Fwd: FYI: the attached was filed today.
Fyi!
Art
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: English, Ron
Subject: Re: $40 Million for new school
Date: Saturday, J uly 05, 2014 12:18:39 PM
Definitely checking into it. I have a meeting with Ken Gotsch and our financial advisor to take
a look. We'll have legal take a look as well.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 5, 2014, at 11:37 AM, "Peaslee, Sharon D" <sdpeaslee@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Flip,

It looks as if they'd add this to their portfolio of assets as principal. I'm sure Ron will have
much to say. It may be an interesting solution, but I wonder what our risks would be.
Could they sell the building, for example? Or maybe they just use it as collateral, but then
could we lose the building if some other deal goes south.

Sharon Peaslee
Seattle School Board President
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 1:49 PM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D
Subject: FW: $40 Million for new school
Interesting. I'll be investigating on Monday.
From: "jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com" <jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com>
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:22 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Banda, Jose L" <jlbanda@seattleschools.org>, Kenneth Gotsch
<kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, Clover Codd <clcodd@seattleschools.org>, "Rogers,
Lesley A" <larogers1@seattleschools.org>, "Bennett, Erinn P"
<epbennett@seattleschools.org>
Subject: $40 Million for new school
Hi Flip,

My company would be interesting in funding 100% of the hard and soft cost for
the Federal Reserve Bank branch conversion for the Seattle Public Schools.
If you all are serious, please contact me Monday. Below, please find a quick
overview of my company. I also attached a recent case study.
I hope you all have a terrific 4
th
of July weekend.

Jun 18, 2014, 6:30pm PDT UPDATED: Jun 23, 2014, 5:40pm PDT
A new public school downtown? Seattle's Federal Reserve Bank branch gets closer to
conversion

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/06/federal-reserve-bank-
branch-now-its-seattle.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-06-
19&u=w4HKkdjdoEXu0yFO4KWdZA09a3116b&t=1403221045&page=all


MA is in the business of developing creative financial structures to address
complex real estate challenges unique to public sector users. These can be
accounting, financial, statutory, regulatory, or rating agency-related and of
course all of these interrelated issues happens in a political environment. Some
people might call our transactions P3’s. Although we do not typically use this
label, we have been credited with consummating successful P3 transactions
including the first transaction authorized under the Florida Public Private
Partnership Statute (HB-81). As such, we should be viewed as a private sector
investor operating within the public sector. We are not holding ourselves out as
fiduciaries, advisors or agents. We do however understand through our
successfully closed transactions that working with public sector entities requires
open communication and the development of trust - we therefore prefer to be
viewed as problem-solvers seeking to create a mutually beneficial solutions
rather than seeking to extract maximum profit from our counterparties. We
typically close on our transactions as principal and take various risks including
but not limited to expense risk, development risk, construction completion risk,
materials escalation risk, interest rate risk, and various
operational/performance-related risks. If we are completing a tax exempt
transaction, we have formed various other arrangements with other public
entities to facilitate that portion of the financing in accordance with Federal
Laws related to tax exempt financing.


Jeff Pacy
Portfolio Manager
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1050 30th Street NW | Washington, DC 20007
600 Brickell Ave. #1626 | Miami, FL 33131
jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com
T. (202) 719-1718 |M. (410) 746-7597
Confidentiality Note: This email may contain confidential and/or private information. If you received this email in
error please delete and notify sender.


From: Carr, Sherry L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Saturday, J uly 05, 2014 7:13:36 AM
This is very helpful. Richard does a nice job with this analysis. I look forward to assessing the other
options; these costs are not insignificant.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:08 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Peters,
Susan M; McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,

I am forwarding you the cost estimates for the downtown school from our Director of Capital, Richard
Best. You can see some of the comparisons to our other BEX IV projects. In comparison, you can see that
the construction costs are not that far off of what some of our other projects look like, but the soft costs
are much higher. These are conservative numbers, so they could come down, but just wanted to pain the
picture for you. There were three other designs that were looked at as well, but this one was the lowest.
Just wanting to keep you all informed for the discussion on Wednesday. The Times is also doing an
interview today with Ken Gotsch and Richard Best about costs of a downtown school.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.

Thank you,

-Flip

From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown Federal
Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical elementary school is that
the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is approximately 108,535 square feet.
Additions to the building total approximately 9,984 square feet. The new building square footage,
excluding penthouse and covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the
elementary schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an undersized
Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project when
compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design. The significant
cost items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell savings)
$4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for this project.
Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is no time.

Richard
From: Gotsch, Kenneth C
To: Mark Prussing
Subject: Re: $40 Million for new school
Date: Saturday, J uly 05, 2014 5:18:11 AM
Mark,
At our board meeting last Wednesday, as we manage the downtown acquisition of the federal building, the board
asked for a plan of finance. They were happy to hear that Flip and I were meeting with you to develop a plan.
We received this unsolicited proposal. We would like a base case plan in place to help support pursuit of the
downtown property.
Ken
Sent from my iPhone
> On Jul 3, 2014, at 4:16 PM, "Mark Prussing" <PRUSSINGM@pfm.com> wrote:
>
> I will be in Seattle and available both Monday and Tuesday afternoons. If you have some availability then, that
would work well for me. Otherwise, I can make Thursday work.
>
> Mark
>
> Mark W. Prussing
> Public Financial Management, Inc.
> (206) 462-8147
>
>> On Jul 3, 2014, at 1:28 PM, "Gotsch, Kenneth C" <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org> wrote:
>>
>> Let's meet next week. Maybe we can use the same day and time as the Morgan Stanley meeting.
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> From: "jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com<mailto:jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com>"
<jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com<mailto:jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com>>
>> To: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org<mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org>>
>> Cc: "Banda, Jose L" <jlbanda@seattleschools.org<mailto:jlbanda@seattleschools.org>>, "Gotsch, Kenneth C"
<kcgotsch@seattleschools.org<mailto:kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>>, "Codd, Clover"
<clcodd@seattleschools.org<mailto:clcodd@seattleschools.org>>, "Rogers, Lesley A"
<larogers1@seattleschools.org<mailto:larogers1@seattleschools.org>>, "Bennett, Erinn P"
<epbennett@seattleschools.org<mailto:epbennett@seattleschools.org>>
>> Subject: $40 Million for new school
>>
>> Hi Flip,
>>
>> My company would be interesting in funding 100% of the hard and soft cost for the Federal Reserve Bank
branch conversion for the Seattle Public Schools.
>> If you all are serious, please contact me Monday. Below, please find a quick overview of my company. I also
attached a recent case study.
>> I hope you all have a terrific 4th of July weekend.
>>
>> Jun 18, 2014, 6:30pm PDT UPDATED: Jun 23, 2014, 5:40pm PDT
>> A new public school downtown? Seattle's Federal Reserve Bank branch gets closer to conversion
>>
>> http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/06/federal-reserve-bank-branch-now-its-seattle.html?
ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-06-
19&u=w4HKkdjdoEXu0yFO4KWdZA09a3116b&t=1403221045&page=all
>>
>>
>> MA is in the business of developing creative financial structures to address complex real estate challenges
unique to public sector users. These can be accounting, financial, statutory, regulatory, or rating agency-related and
of course all of these interrelated issues happens in a political environment. Some people might call our
transactions P3’s. Although we do not typically use this label, we have been credited with consummating
successful P3 transactions including the first transaction authorized under the Florida Public Private Partnership
Statute (HB-81). As such, we should be viewed as a private sector investor operating within the public sector. We
are not holding ourselves out as fiduciaries, advisors or agents. We do however understand through our
successfully closed transactions that working with public sector entities requires open communication and the
development of trust - we therefore prefer to be viewed as problem-solvers seeking to create a mutually beneficial
solutions rather than seeking to extract maximum profit from our counterparties. We typically close on our
transactions as principal and take various risks including but not limited to expense risk, development risk,
construction completion risk, materials escalation risk, interest rate risk, and various operational/performance-
related risks. If we are completing a tax exempt transaction, we have formed various other arrangements with other
public entities to facilitate that portion of the financing in accordance with Federal Laws related to tax exempt
financing.
>>
>>
>> Jeff Pacy
>> Portfolio Manager
>>
>> [Municipal Acquisitions]<http://www.municipalacquisitions.com/>
>>
>> 1050 30th Street NW | Washington, DC 20007
>> 600 Brickell Ave. #1626 | Miami, FL 33131
>>
>> jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com<mailto:jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com>
<mailto:jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com>
>>
>> T. (202) 719-1718 | M. (410) 746-7597
>>
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>> <Broward College Overview.pdf>
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>
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From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 1:54:06 PM
Hi Richard,

Is it possible to include me on DropSend for Exhibit E?

Also are you aware of the lawsuit that was recently filed by “The Committee for the Preservation of
the Federal Reserve Bank Building” to halt any sale or transfer of the property in U.S. District Court
in Seattle? I just found about it this morning and should have a copy pretty soon. I believe this
was aimed at the homeless proposal, but will share with you.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 9:47 AM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Dear Ms. Stroud,

Seattle Public Schools has an interest in acquiring the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, Washington. Given our interest in the facility we prepared a feasibility
study of the building for adaptive re-use as a pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary
school and completed the Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes.

Attached are electronic copies of the application materials Seattle Public Schools has prepared
to acquire The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building for educational purposes
through the U.S. Department of Education. We are sending Exhibit E: Downtown School
Feasibility Study – Bassetti Architects through DropSend a large file provider as it is
approximately 220 MB in size. DropSend will send you an e-mail notifying you of the
electronic file and you must retrieve it within seven days. Electronic documents attached to
this e-mail include:

Cover Letter: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative
Exhibit C: SPS Property Holdings
Exhibit D: Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates
Exhibit F: Where Students Live
Exhibit G: SPS Finances FY2013_F196
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 1
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 2

If you have any questions regarding our application, please contact Flip Herndon, Assistant
Superintendent of Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning at 206-252-0644.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com
To: ltherndon@seattleschools.org
Cc: jlbanda@seattleschools.org; kcgotsch@seattleschools.org; clcodd@seattleschools.org;
larogers1@seattleschools.org; epbennett@seattleschools.org
Subject: $40 Million for new school
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 1:23:17 PM
Attachments: Broward College Overview.pdf
Importance: High
Hi Flip,

My company would be interesting in funding 100% of the hard and soft cost for the Federal
Reserve Bank branch conversion for the Seattle Public Schools.
If you all are serious, please contact me Monday. Below, please find a quick overview of my
company. I also attached a recent case study.
I hope you all have a terrific 4
th
of July weekend.

Jun 18, 2014, 6:30pm PDT UPDATED: Jun 23, 2014, 5:40pm PDT
A new public school downtown? Seattle's Federal Reserve Bank branch gets closer to conversion

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/06/federal-reserve-bank-branch-now-its-
seattle.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-06-
19&u=w4HKkdjdoEXu0yFO4KWdZA09a3116b&t=1403221045&page=all


MA is in the business of developing creative financial structures to address complex real
estate challenges unique to public sector users. These can be accounting, financial,
statutory, regulatory, or rating agency-related and of course all of these interrelated issues
happens in a political environment. Some people might call our transactions P3’s. Although
we do not typically use this label, we have been credited with consummating successful P3
transactions including the first transaction authorized under the Florida Public Private
Partnership Statute (HB-81). As such, we should be viewed as a private sector investor
operating within the public sector. We are not holding ourselves out as fiduciaries, advisors
or agents. We do however understand through our successfully closed transactions that
working with public sector entities requires open communication and the development of
trust - we therefore prefer to be viewed as problem-solvers seeking to create a mutually
beneficial solutions rather than seeking to extract maximum profit from our counterparties.
We typically close on our transactions as principal and take various risks including but not
limited to expense risk, development risk, construction completion risk, materials escalation
risk, interest rate risk, and various operational/performance-related risks. If we are
completing a tax exempt transaction, we have formed various other arrangements with
other public entities to facilitate that portion of the financing in accordance with Federal
Laws related to tax exempt financing.


Jeff Pacy
Portfolio Manager
Municipal Acquisitions
1050 30th Street NW | Washington, DC 20007
600 Brickell Ave. #1626 | Miami, FL 33131
jpacy@municipalacquisitions.com
T. (202) 719-1718 | M. (410) 746-7597
Confidentiality Note: This email may contain confidential and/or private information. If you received this email in error please delete
and notify sender.


From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip; "Pittman, Kenny"
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 12:15:10 PM
FYI

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 12:12 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Mr. Best: I have received all documents and will review. Please allow 14 business days for review.
Thanks and I will contact you directly for any additional questions. Have an Happy 4
th
of July!


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 1:15 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Dear Ms. Stroud,

Seattle Public Schools has an interest in acquiring the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, Washington. Given our interest in the facility we prepared a feasibility
study of the building for adaptive re-use as a pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary
school and completed the Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes.

Attached are electronic copies of the application materials Seattle Public Schools has prepared
to acquire The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building for educational purposes
through the U.S. Department of Education. We are sending Exhibit E: Downtown School
Feasibility Study – Bassetti Architects through DropSend a large file provider as it is
approximately 220 MB in size. DropSend will send you an e-mail notifying you of the
electronic file and you must retrieve it within seven days. Electronic documents attached to
this e-mail include:

Cover Letter: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative
Exhibit C: SPS Property Holdings
Exhibit D: Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates
Exhibit F: Where Students Live
Exhibit G: SPS Finances FY2013_F196
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 1
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 2

If you have any questions regarding our application, please contact Flip Herndon, Assistant
Superintendent of Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning at 206-252-0644.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Pittman, Kenny"
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 12:02:26 PM
Agreed more time on future projects. Have a great July 4, 2014.

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 10:50 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Thanks Richard.

I want to personally thank you and Flip for your work. Really enjoyed working with you both.

Kenny

P.S. Let hope we have more time for any future project J

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 9:47 AM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Dear Ms. Stroud,

Seattle Public Schools has an interest in acquiring the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, Washington. Given our interest in the facility we prepared a feasibility
study of the building for adaptive re-use as a pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary
school and completed the Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes.

Attached are electronic copies of the application materials Seattle Public Schools has prepared
to acquire The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building for educational purposes
through the U.S. Department of Education. We are sending Exhibit E: Downtown School
Feasibility Study – Bassetti Architects through DropSend a large file provider as it is
approximately 220 MB in size. DropSend will send you an e-mail notifying you of the
electronic file and you must retrieve it within seven days. Electronic documents attached to
this e-mail include:

Cover Letter: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative
Exhibit C: SPS Property Holdings
Exhibit D: Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates
Exhibit F: Where Students Live
Exhibit G: SPS Finances FY2013_F196
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 1
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 2

If you have any questions regarding our application, please contact Flip Herndon, Assistant
Superintendent of Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning at 206-252-0644.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:47:00 AM
Thank you for the heads-up! Have a safe and fun holiday.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:00 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; 'Pittman, Kenny'; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

All,

I have confirmed with Yolanda Stroud that she has received the documents by e-mail in accordance
with the timeline established by GSA. She anticipates that she will be reviewing them and making
a recommendation within the next fifteen days.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 9:47 AM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; 'Pittman, Kenny'; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Dear Ms. Stroud,

Seattle Public Schools has an interest in acquiring the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, Washington. Given our interest in the facility we prepared a feasibility
study of the building for adaptive re-use as a pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary
school and completed the Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes.

Attached are electronic copies of the application materials Seattle Public Schools has prepared
to acquire The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building for educational purposes
through the U.S. Department of Education. We are sending Exhibit E: Downtown School
Feasibility Study – Bassetti Architects through DropSend a large file provider as it is
approximately 220 MB in size. DropSend will send you an e-mail notifying you of the
electronic file and you must retrieve it within seven days. Electronic documents attached to
this e-mail include:

Cover Letter: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative
Exhibit C: SPS Property Holdings
Exhibit D: Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates
Exhibit F: Where Students Live
Exhibit G: SPS Finances FY2013_F196
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 1
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 2

If you have any questions regarding our application, please contact Flip Herndon, Assistant
Superintendent of Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning at 206-252-0644.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:46:32 AM
I agree, it was horrible.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

No problem. We'll need a better device, that one last night seemed slow.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 3, 2014, at 11:39 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Just seeing this e-mail now

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:53 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Kathie or Theresa can advance slides on the presentation. I want to make sure you can
address any questions the board may have during it and to keep it moving.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:24 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

FYI

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:22 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thanks Richard. I’ll see you at the Board meeting tonight.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

FYI

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:14 PM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Yolanda,

We have a Board Action scheduled for tonight that involves Exhibit A: Application for
Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus Federal Real Property for Educational
Purposes and
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative other than that I can send all
of the other Exhibits today or would you prefer one e-mail tomorrow?

Richard

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:06 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Yes that's acceptable as long as I receive the emailed version tomorrow. If for some
reason I do not receive then the paper copy must be postmarked tomorrow per GSA.
Thanks.
Yolanda Stroud
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: ‎7/‎2/‎2014 4:55 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Mardock, April; Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
If we e-mail tomorrow can we overnight paper copy Monday for delivery on Tuesday?

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:49 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Mardock, April
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

My email should accept it with no problem but please mail a paper copy also. Thanks.
Yolanda Stroud
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: ‎7/‎2/‎2014 4:17 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Mardock, April
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Yolanda,

You asked us to send our submittal for the Federal Reserve Building to you
electronically. The electronic files are approximately 250 MB, will your e-mail pipe
except an e-mail of this size? If not, what mechanism do you have to load it to a
secure FTP or HTTPS server? Can you provide the instructions to upload the files if
going to a secure FTP or HTTPS server?

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: "J ohn Higgins"
Subject: RE: board presentation/schematics on fed reserve building
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:43:36 AM
Attachments: New Downtown School - Board Presentation - End of Presentation.pptx
I will need to send in 2 e-mails attached are the last slides

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:39 AM
To: 'J ohn Higgins'
Cc: Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: board presentation/schematics on fed reserve building

Please find attached the PowerPoint Presentation that was provided to the School Board last
evening.

From: J ohn Higgins [mailto:jhiggins@seattletimes.com]
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:21 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: board presentation/schematics on fed reserve building

Hi Richard,

Hoping you could send along presentation/schematics on options for school at fed building.

Thanks,

John Higgins
Seattle Times
Seattle Public Schools/K-12 education reporter
jhiggins@seattletimes.com
206-464-3145

From: Becker, Eric P
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:15:43 AM
Richard,

Congratulations on getting the application complete.

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:01 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; 'Pittman, Kenny'; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

I should also add have a great July 4, 2014 Holiday.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 11:00 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; 'Pittman, Kenny'; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

All,

I have confirmed with Yolanda Stroud that she has received the documents by e-mail in accordance
with the timeline established by GSA. She anticipates that she will be reviewing them and making
a recommendation within the next fifteen days.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 9:47 AM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; 'Pittman, Kenny'; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application

Dear Ms. Stroud,

Seattle Public Schools has an interest in acquiring the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, Washington. Given our interest in the facility we prepared a feasibility
study of the building for adaptive re-use as a pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary
school and completed the Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes.

Attached are electronic copies of the application materials Seattle Public Schools has prepared
to acquire The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building for educational purposes
through the U.S. Department of Education. We are sending Exhibit E: Downtown School
Feasibility Study – Bassetti Architects through DropSend a large file provider as it is
approximately 220 MB in size. DropSend will send you an e-mail notifying you of the
electronic file and you must retrieve it within seven days. Electronic documents attached to
this e-mail include:

Cover Letter: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative
Exhibit C: SPS Property Holdings
Exhibit D: Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates
Exhibit F: Where Students Live
Exhibit G: SPS Finances FY2013_F196
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 1
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 2

If you have any questions regarding our application, please contact Flip Herndon, Assistant
Superintendent of Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning at 206-252-0644.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Stroud, Yolanda"
Cc: Herndon, Flip; "Pittman, Kenny"; Becker, Eric P; Wolf, J oseph A; Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - SPS Application
Date: Thursday, J uly 03, 2014 9:47:27 AM
Attachments: Cover Letter - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.pdf
Exhibit A - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.pdf
Exhibit B - Board Resolution - Authorized Representative.pdf
Exhibit C - Property Holdings.pdf
Exhibit D - Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates.pdf
Exhibit F - Where Students Live.pdf
Exhibit G - SPS Finances FY2013_F196.pdf
Exhibit H - Environmental Questionnaire.pdf
Exhibit H - Environmental Questionnaire - Figure 1.pdf
Exhibit H - Environmental Questionnaire - Figure 2.pdf
Dear Ms. Stroud,

Seattle Public Schools has an interest in acquiring the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, Washington. Given our interest in the facility we prepared a feasibility
study of the building for adaptive re-use as a pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary
school and completed the Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes.

Attached are electronic copies of the application materials Seattle Public Schools has prepared
to acquire The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building for educational purposes
through the U.S. Department of Education. We are sending Exhibit E: Downtown School
Feasibility Study – Bassetti Architects through DropSend a large file provider as it is
approximately 220 MB in size. DropSend will send you an e-mail notifying you of the
electronic file and you must retrieve it within seven days. Electronic documents attached to
this e-mail include:

Cover Letter: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit Allowance Acquisition of Surplus
Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative
Exhibit C: SPS Property Holdings
Exhibit D: Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates
Exhibit F: Where Students Live
Exhibit G: SPS Finances FY2013_F196
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 1
Exhibit H: Environmental Questionnaire – Figure 2

If you have any questions regarding our application, please contact Flip Herndon, Assistant
Superintendent of Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning at 206-252-0644.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Hale, Theresa L
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 9:08:05 PM
Attachments: img-702210547-0001.pdf
img-702210640-0001.pdf
Hi Richard,

Here they are. I gave Flip the original of the application, and we have the original of the resolution
in the Board office, for our archives.

Let me know if I can help with anything else.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:40 PM
To: Hale, Theresa L; Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thank you, I would like to get them tonight.

From: Hale, Theresa L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:36 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi Richard,

Thank you for the document – we already had the resolution printed for the Board's signature, and
will also provide the Superintendent the Exhibit A document for signature, upon the Board's
approval of the item.

Once we have both signed, I will scan and email them to you.

Theresa Hale
Board Office Manager
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0041
tlhale@seattleschools.org

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:23 PM
To: Hale, Theresa L; Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Ladies,

Tonight, I will need a signed copy of the Resolution concerning action item 13 e-mailed to me in
PDF format with all signatures affixed of the Board members that are present. I will also need a
copy of the attached Exhibit A document signed by Jose Banda, Superintendent e-mailed to me
tonight in PDF format. I apologize for the late notice but we have literally just finished the
application for this building and it is due tomorrow morning.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Stroud, Yolanda"
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:39:35 PM
Attachments: Cover Letter - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.pdf
Exhibit C - Property Holdings.pdf
Exhibit D - Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates.pdf
Exhibit F - Where Students Live.pdf
Exhibit G - SPS Finances FY2013_F196.pdf
Exhibit H - Environmental Questionnaire - Figure 1.pdf
Exhibit H - Environmental Questionnaire - Figure 2.pdf
Exhibit H - Environmental Questionnaire.pdf
Will do. We have attached the cover letter and exhibits C, D, F, G, H, H Figure 1 and H Figure 2. We
will send Exhibits A, B and E tomorrow.

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:35 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Great send all today and additional tomorrow to ensure it is timely. Thanks.
Yolanda Stroud
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: ‎7/‎2/‎2014 5:13 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Yolanda,

We have a Board Action scheduled for tonight that involves Exhibit A: Application for Public Benefit
Allowance Acquisition of Surplus Federal Real Property for Educational Purposes and
Exhibit B: Board Resolution – Authorized Representative other than that I can send all of the other
Exhibits today or would you prefer one e-mail tomorrow?

Richard

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:06 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Yes that's acceptable as long as I receive the emailed version tomorrow. If for some reason I do not
receive then the paper copy must be postmarked tomorrow per GSA. Thanks.
Yolanda Stroud
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: ‎7/‎2/‎2014 4:55 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Mardock, April; Bath, Christine
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
If we e-mail tomorrow can we overnight paper copy Monday for delivery on Tuesday?

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:49 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Mardock, April
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

My email should accept it with no problem but please mail a paper copy also. Thanks.
Yolanda Stroud
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: ‎7/‎2/‎2014 4:17 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Mardock, April
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Yolanda,

You asked us to send our submittal for the Federal Reserve Building to you electronically. The
electronic files are approximately 250 MB, will your e-mail pipe except an e-mail of this size? If
not, what mechanism do you have to load it to a secure FTP or HTTPS server? Can you provide the
instructions to upload the files if going to a secure FTP or HTTPS server?

Richard
From: Banda, J ose L
To: Peters, Susan M; Pham, Kathie T; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha;
Patu, Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa L; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:34:43 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
Board Members,

We hire consulting contracts often to figure out what the costs of items would be. In this case, we
wouldn’t be able to estimate costs without having an idea of the possible spaces. These are
possible scenarios, but if this were a project that came to fruition, we would start our entire
process with an SDAT, etc. for building a new school. These are scenarios to show what a school
might be. If the project goes forward, we will conduct the usual competitive process to select the
architect. The work thus far has been limited to a feasibility study.

Additionally, we have contracts with certain people or firms already in place and we utilize the
capacity within those contracts or we can extend some of them. The rendering would be paid out
of the money set aside in BEX IV associated with exploring a downtown school.

Sincerely,

José

From: Peters, Susan M
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:03 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu,
Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L
Subject: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

Dear J ose, Charles, Ron,
Why is there an architect already affiliated with a project the Board has not yet considered or voted on?
Has there already been a bidding process? A contract? Who paid for these renderings?
Thank you in advance for any clarifications.
Regards,

Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:53 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda
Good afternoon, Directors,

Staff has provided the Federal Reserve Building site presentation for today’s meeting.

Kind Regards,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:48 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last yesterday:

• Public Testimony list has been added

• Strategic Plan Targets – Action report and attachment have been edited to reference an
additional metric for the percent of families responding to the annual family survey

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Attachments have been edited to correct the promotion
criteria for grade 11

• Resolution 2013/14-21, Approval of 2014-15 Operations & Capital Budgets – The Budget
presentation has been added to the Board meeting agenda

Thank you and enjoy the sunshine,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: RE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last Friday:

• June 18th Board meeting minutes: Moved Superintendent Comments section under
correct header and clarified language on Professional Development for Introduction item
#1, Strategic Pan Targets

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Clean and redline version of Policy 2420 have been added

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Action report has been edited and Resolution attachment
has been added

Thanks!

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon Directors,

The agenda for the July 2nd Board meeting has been posted. Please note the following:

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Cedar Park Elementary School Modernization – Action
report has been edited to reflect the correct dollar amount

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Hazel Wolf K-8 @ Pinehurst Project – Action report has
been edited to correct the name of the project (Hazel Wolf)

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Arbor Heights Elementary School – Action report has
been edited and attachments added with contractor’s information

• Amending Policy No. 3246 and Approval of Policy No. 3247 – Action report and
attachments have been edited after additional research

• School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Rainier Beach High School – Action report has been
edited to note the fiscal impact of additional buses needed for an extended day

• BEX IV: Olympic Hills Elementary School Replacement GC/CM Alternative Delivery Method
and Contract - Action report has been edited and attachments have been added

• Athletic Trainer Support Services - Please note this item is being introduced and acted on
in the meeting

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Please note this item is being introduced and acted on in
the meeting


REMINDER: During your review of the agenda items, should you have any questions on any items,
please provide your questions to the Cabinet member listed on the action report prior to the day
of the Board meeting, to allow staff time to research and prepare a response. While staff may be
able to respond to your question prior to the Board meeting, you are welcome to reiterate your
question during the discussion of the item at the meeting, for the awareness of Directors and
transparency for the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org






From: Banda, J ose L
To: Herndon, Flip; Paraghamian, Aleta
Cc: Wright, Charles E; English, Ron
Subject: RE: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:33:29 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
Thank you. José will reply and copy all of you.

Aleta

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:32 PM
To: Paraghamian, Aleta
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron
Subject: RE: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

Aleta,

Since it didn’t come to me, I’ll let Jose, Ron or Charles respond:


We hire consulting contracts often to figure out what the costs of items would be. In this case, we
wouldn’t be able to estimate costs without having an idea of the possible spaces. These are
possible scenarios, but if this were a project that came to fruition, we would start our entire
process with an SDAT, etc for building a new school. These are scenarios to show what a school
might be. If the project goes forward, we will conduct the usual competitive process to select the
architect. The work thus far has been limited to a feasibility study.

Additionally, we have contracts with certain people or firms already in place and we utilize the
capacity within those contracts or we can extend some of them. The rendering would be paid out
of the money set aside in BEX IV associated with exploring a downtown school.


-Flip

From: Paraghamian, Aleta
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

FYI

From: Peters, Susan M
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:03 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu,
Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L
Subject: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

Dear J ose, Charles, Ron,
Why is there an architect already affiliated with a project the Board has not yet considered or voted on?
Has there already been a bidding process? A contract? Who paid for these renderings?
Thank you in advance for any clarifications.
Regards,

Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:53 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda
Good afternoon, Directors,

Staff has provided the Federal Reserve Building site presentation for today’s meeting.

Kind Regards,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:48 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last yesterday:

• Public Testimony list has been added

• Strategic Plan Targets – Action report and attachment have been edited to reference an
additional metric for the percent of families responding to the annual family survey

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Attachments have been edited to correct the promotion
criteria for grade 11

• Resolution 2013/14-21, Approval of 2014-15 Operations & Capital Budgets – The Budget
presentation has been added to the Board meeting agenda

Thank you and enjoy the sunshine,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: RE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last Friday:

• June 18th Board meeting minutes: Moved Superintendent Comments section under
correct header and clarified language on Professional Development for Introduction item
#1, Strategic Pan Targets

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Clean and redline version of Policy 2420 have been added

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Action report has been edited and Resolution attachment
has been added

Thanks!

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon Directors,

The agenda for the July 2nd Board meeting has been posted. Please note the following:

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Cedar Park Elementary School Modernization – Action
report has been edited to reflect the correct dollar amount

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Hazel Wolf K-8 @ Pinehurst Project – Action report has
been edited to correct the name of the project (Hazel Wolf)

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Arbor Heights Elementary School – Action report has
been edited and attachments added with contractor’s information

• Amending Policy No. 3246 and Approval of Policy No. 3247 – Action report and
attachments have been edited after additional research

• School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Rainier Beach High School – Action report has been
edited to note the fiscal impact of additional buses needed for an extended day

• BEX IV: Olympic Hills Elementary School Replacement GC/CM Alternative Delivery Method
and Contract - Action report has been edited and attachments have been added

• Athletic Trainer Support Services - Please note this item is being introduced and acted on
in the meeting

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Please note this item is being introduced and acted on in
the meeting


REMINDER: During your review of the agenda items, should you have any questions on any items,
please provide your questions to the Cabinet member listed on the action report prior to the day
of the Board meeting, to allow staff time to research and prepare a response. While staff may be
able to respond to your question prior to the Board meeting, you are welcome to reiterate your
question during the discussion of the item at the meeting, for the awareness of Directors and
transparency for the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org






From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip; English, Ron
Subject: RE: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:31:01 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
I am good with proposed wording


From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:29 PM
To: English, Ron; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

How about this,


Since it didn’t come to me, I’ll let Jose, Ron or Charles respond:


We hire consulting contracts often to figure out what the costs of items would be. In this case, we
wouldn’t be able to estimate costs without having an idea of the possible spaces. These are
possible scenarios, but if this were a project that came to fruition, we would start our entire
process with an SDAT, etc for building a new school. These are scenarios to show what a school
might be. If the project goes forward, we will conduct the usual competitive process to select the
architect. The work thus far has been limited to a feasibility study.

Additionally, we have contracts with certain people or firms already in place and we utilize the
capacity within those contracts or we can extend some of them. The rendering would be paid out
of the money set aside in BEX IV associated with exploring a downtown school.


From: Paraghamian, Aleta
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

FYI

From: Peters, Susan M
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:03 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu,
Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L
Subject: More QUESTIONs RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda- DO NOT REPLY ALL

Dear J ose, Charles, Ron,
Why is there an architect already affiliated with a project the Board has not yet considered or voted on?
Has there already been a bidding process? A contract? Who paid for these renderings?
Thank you in advance for any clarifications.
Regards,

Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:53 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda
Good afternoon, Directors,

Staff has provided the Federal Reserve Building site presentation for today’s meeting.

Kind Regards,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:48 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last yesterday:

• Public Testimony list has been added

• Strategic Plan Targets – Action report and attachment have been edited to reference an
additional metric for the percent of families responding to the annual family survey

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Attachments have been edited to correct the promotion
criteria for grade 11

• Resolution 2013/14-21, Approval of 2014-15 Operations & Capital Budgets – The Budget
presentation has been added to the Board meeting agenda

Thank you and enjoy the sunshine,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: RE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last Friday:

• June 18th Board meeting minutes: Moved Superintendent Comments section under
correct header and clarified language on Professional Development for Introduction item
#1, Strategic Pan Targets

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Clean and redline version of Policy 2420 have been added

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Action report has been edited and Resolution attachment
has been added

Thanks!

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon Directors,

The agenda for the July 2nd Board meeting has been posted. Please note the following:

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Cedar Park Elementary School Modernization – Action
report has been edited to reflect the correct dollar amount

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Hazel Wolf K-8 @ Pinehurst Project – Action report has
been edited to correct the name of the project (Hazel Wolf)

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Arbor Heights Elementary School – Action report has
been edited and attachments added with contractor’s information

• Amending Policy No. 3246 and Approval of Policy No. 3247 – Action report and
attachments have been edited after additional research

• School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Rainier Beach High School – Action report has been
edited to note the fiscal impact of additional buses needed for an extended day

• BEX IV: Olympic Hills Elementary School Replacement GC/CM Alternative Delivery Method
and Contract - Action report has been edited and attachments have been added

• Athletic Trainer Support Services - Please note this item is being introduced and acted on
in the meeting

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Please note this item is being introduced and acted on in
the meeting


REMINDER: During your review of the agenda items, should you have any questions on any items,
please provide your questions to the Cabinet member listed on the action report prior to the day
of the Board meeting, to allow staff time to research and prepare a response. While staff may be
able to respond to your question prior to the Board meeting, you are welcome to reiterate your
question during the discussion of the item at the meeting, for the awareness of Directors and
transparency for the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org






From: Best, Richard L
To: Hale, Theresa L; Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:22:58 PM
Attachments: Exhibit A - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.doc
Ladies,

Tonight, I will need a signed copy of the Resolution concerning action item 13 e-mailed to me in
PDF format with all signatures affixed of the Board members that are present. I will also need a
copy of the attached Exhibit A document signed by Jose Banda, Superintendent e-mailed to me
tonight in PDF format. I apologize for the late notice but we have literally just finished the
application for this building and it is due tomorrow morning.

Richard
From: Pham, Kathie T
To: Peters, Susan M; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty;
Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa L; Pham,
Kathie T
Subject: RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda - DO NOT REPLY ALL
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 3:15:43 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image003.png
image004.png
Hi Sue,

While most information is given to the Board Office at least 24 hours in advance, sometimes
supplemental information (like this presentation) is provided last-minute. In this case, the Federal
Reserve Building site item was added to the agenda last Friday due to the immediacy of this work,
and the presentation was provided to us just today.

Thanks,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Peters, Susan M
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:57 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu,
Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L
Subject: RE: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda - DO NOT REPLY ALL

Hi Kathie and everyone,
Shouldn't we be given this information well in advance of our Board meeting and potential vote?
We are receiving this only two hours before our meeting begins.
What is the protocol?
Thank you.

Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:53 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda
Good afternoon, Directors,

Staff has provided the Federal Reserve Building site presentation for today’s meeting.

Kind Regards,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:48 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last yesterday:

• Public Testimony list has been added

• Strategic Plan Targets – Action report and attachment have been edited to reference an
additional metric for the percent of families responding to the annual family survey

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Attachments have been edited to correct the promotion
criteria for grade 11

• Resolution 2013/14-21, Approval of 2014-15 Operations & Capital Budgets – The Budget
presentation has been added to the Board meeting agenda

Thank you and enjoy the sunshine,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: RE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last Friday:

• June 18th Board meeting minutes: Moved Superintendent Comments section under
correct header and clarified language on Professional Development for Introduction item
#1, Strategic Pan Targets

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Clean and redline version of Policy 2420 have been added

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Action report has been edited and Resolution attachment
has been added

Thanks!

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon Directors,

The agenda for the July 2nd Board meeting has been posted. Please note the following:

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Cedar Park Elementary School Modernization – Action
report has been edited to reflect the correct dollar amount

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Hazel Wolf K-8 @ Pinehurst Project – Action report has
been edited to correct the name of the project (Hazel Wolf)

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Arbor Heights Elementary School – Action report has
been edited and attachments added with contractor’s information

• Amending Policy No. 3246 and Approval of Policy No. 3247 – Action report and
attachments have been edited after additional research

• School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Rainier Beach High School – Action report has been
edited to note the fiscal impact of additional buses needed for an extended day

• BEX IV: Olympic Hills Elementary School Replacement GC/CM Alternative Delivery Method
and Contract - Action report has been edited and attachments have been added

• Athletic Trainer Support Services - Please note this item is being introduced and acted on
in the meeting

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Please note this item is being introduced and acted on in
the meeting


REMINDER: During your review of the agenda items, should you have any questions on any items,
please provide your questions to the Cabinet member listed on the action report prior to the day
of the Board meeting, to allow staff time to research and prepare a response. While staff may be
able to respond to your question prior to the Board meeting, you are welcome to reiterate your
question during the discussion of the item at the meeting, for the awareness of Directors and
transparency for the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org






From: Ikuno Masterson
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Lloyd Skinner; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building-Schedule
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:59:23 PM
Attachments: Fig1_VicinityMap.pdf
Fig2_SiteMap.pdf
Not on the Word Doc, Richard. It is just a divider page. You should find 2 figures on the PDF
version, tho. Here are the originals of those 2 figures if you want to pdf as one package yourself.
We can also do it if you want to send me the changes.


Ikuno
x2530

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:55 PM
To: Ikuno Masterson; Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Lloyd Skinner
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building-Schedule

Thank you I have made minor edits to the Word Document. I noticed that there is no content on
the Figures (last) page, is this correct?

Richard
From: Ikuno Masterson [mailto:IMasterson@esassoc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:07 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Lloyd Skinner
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building-Schedule

Hi Richard & Joe-

Here is a word version that has some yellow highlights as we wanted to make sure we were
consistent with what’s in the rest of your package. You can also make whatever changes you
would like if that is easier.

I have also included a pdf which has those highlights removed and includes the Figures. Let us
know what changes we need to make.

Ikuno
Ikuno Masterson, AICP, LEED AP
ESA | Northwest Community Development
5309 Shilshole Avenue NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789-9658 | 206.789-9684 fax
888.878-7000| toll free
www.esassoc.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 3:50 PM
To: Lloyd Skinner
Cc: Ikuno Masterson
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building-Schedule

Lloyd or Ikuno,

Status of Environmental Questionnaire???

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Re: Tracy
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:24:15 PM
Actually, it should would authorize the superintendent to negotiate acquisition...that's actually
the rub.
Sent from my iPad
On Jul 2, 2014, at 2:21 PM, "Rogers, Lesley A" <larogers1@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Here's the intro to fed building, just need a few bullets.

On the agenda tonight is a resolution that would authorize
the District to negotiate acquisition of the Federal
Reserve Building for an elementary school.

BULLET
BULLET
BULLET


Lesley Rogers
Chief Communications Officer
Seattle Public Schools
Cell: 206-255-2811
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Re: Tracy
Nice. I'm seeing if Chris can find maybe years in education as well.
Sent from my iPad
On Jul 2, 2014, at 2:15 PM, "Rogers, Lesley A" <larogers1@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
I would also like to take a moment to thank Tracy
Libros for her 12 years of service to Seattle
Public Schools, overseeing our enrollment
planning.
• Tracy has been instrumental in seeing the
District through a new student assignment
plan and boundary changes
• Her expertise will be greatly missed, and we
wish her all the best in her retirement.

Lesley Rogers
Chief Communications Officer
Seattle Public Schools
Cell: 206-255-2811
From: Herndon, Flip
To: English, Ron; Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: comments
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 2:22:15 PM
What about this?
Superintendent Comments:
I'd like to highlight the resolution concerning the Federal Reserve Building in downtown Seattle as a possible site
for a downtown school.
Opportunities like this do not come around often and does present an exciting possibility.
There are certainly some challenges associated with the site, but in our quest to create new capacity within Seattle
Public Schools to serve our growing population, it is definitely deserving of consideration by the school board. We
would certainly appreciate more time to evaluate all impacts of this project, but I feel this could be a great first step.
Sent from my iPad
From: Pham, Kathie T
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D;
Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa L; Pham,
Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:53:44 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
image003.png
Good afternoon, Directors,

Staff has provided the Federal Reserve Building site presentation for today’s meeting.

Kind Regards,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:48 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: UPDATE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last yesterday:

• Public Testimony list has been added

• Strategic Plan Targets – Action report and attachment have been edited to reference an
additional metric for the percent of families responding to the annual family survey

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Attachments have been edited to correct the promotion
criteria for grade 11

• Resolution 2013/14-21, Approval of 2014-15 Operations & Capital Budgets – The Budget
presentation has been added to the Board meeting agenda

Thank you and enjoy the sunshine,

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: RE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last Friday:

• June 18th Board meeting minutes: Moved Superintendent Comments section under
correct header and clarified language on Professional Development for Introduction item
#1, Strategic Pan Targets

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Clean and redline version of Policy 2420 have been added

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Action report has been edited and Resolution attachment
has been added

Thanks!

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon Directors,

The agenda for the July 2nd Board meeting has been posted. Please note the following:

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Cedar Park Elementary School Modernization – Action
report has been edited to reflect the correct dollar amount

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Hazel Wolf K-8 @ Pinehurst Project – Action report has
been edited to correct the name of the project (Hazel Wolf)

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Arbor Heights Elementary School – Action report has
been edited and attachments added with contractor’s information

• Amending Policy No. 3246 and Approval of Policy No. 3247 – Action report and
attachments have been edited after additional research

• School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Rainier Beach High School – Action report has been
edited to note the fiscal impact of additional buses needed for an extended day

• BEX IV: Olympic Hills Elementary School Replacement GC/CM Alternative Delivery Method
and Contract - Action report has been edited and attachments have been added

• Athletic Trainer Support Services - Please note this item is being introduced and acted on
in the meeting

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Please note this item is being introduced and acted on in
the meeting


REMINDER: During your review of the agenda items, should you have any questions on any items,
please provide your questions to the Cabinet member listed on the action report prior to the day
of the Board meeting, to allow staff time to research and prepare a response. While staff may be
able to respond to your question prior to the Board meeting, you are welcome to reiterate your
question during the discussion of the item at the meeting, for the awareness of Directors and
transparency for the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org






From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Please call J ohn Higgins (206 464-3145)
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:53:11 PM
Nice job on the interview, Richard!

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:46 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Cc: Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Please call J ohn Higgins (206 464-3145)

done

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 12:57 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Please call J ohn Higgins (206 464-3145)
Importance: High

John Higgins (206 464-3145) has a quick follow up question about the Federal Building – He is
confused as to whether the application is a joint document with the City of Seattle or if it is just the
school district?

Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
To: Best, Richard L; English, Ron
Subject: RE: Cover Letter - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:52:29 PM
I like the cover letter and asking for an additional 60 days.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:30 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; English, Ron
Subject: Cover Letter - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Attached is a copy of the proposed cover letter, please review and advise of any changes ASAP.
From: Bath, Christine
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Exhibit A - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 1:49:25 PM
Attachments: Exhibit A - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.doc
Here Richard. Proofed.
From: Best, Richard L
To: Becker, Eric P
Subject: Exhibit D - Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates.xlsx
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 11:16:25 AM
Attachments: Exhibit D - Project Master Schedule and Critical Dates.xlsx
Can you do a quick review of the proposed project schedule for the Downtown Federal Reserve
Bank Building?
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Exhibit A - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 10:30:16 AM
http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/school%20board/13-
14%20agendas/070214agenda/20140702_FedReserve_Resolution.pdf

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Exhibit A - SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building


From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; English, Ron; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 10:10:21 AM
Attachments: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building Edited.doc
Richard: My suggested edits in red in attached doc.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:51 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; English, Ron; Ross Parker; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

I have provided responses to questions 1 through 5, 8 more to go. Please review and advise of any
misstatements or factual errors.
From: Bath, Christine
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Emailing: 20140702_FedReserveBldg_BlankApplication
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 10:06:49 AM
Attachments: 20140702_FedReserveBldg_BlankApplication.pdf

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Ross Parker"
Subject: RE: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 9:40:28 AM
Good suggestions.

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 8:40 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; English, Ron; Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

Below are some thoughts on the responses:

4A. “SPS Response: SPS proposes to adaptively re-use the former Federal Reserve Bank of
San Francisco Building in Seattle, Washington to house a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5
elementary school and Childcare program. The school is designed for 660 students and
60 student Childcare program. The classroom configuration is dependent upon the
student population, however it is estimated that the school will contain three Pre-
Kindergarten classrooms; four Kindergarten classrooms; twenty-three Grade 1 through 5
classrooms, two Art/STEM classrooms; four large-group Learning Commons; four Small-
group study rooms; two Special Education classrooms; two Occupational Therapy/Physical
Therapy rooms; Administration space; a Gymnasium; a Library; a Commons/Cafeteria and
Kitchen; two Music Rooms; a small Stage; related support and service spaces; and
rooftop covered and uncovered outdoor play spaces.”

4B: If 4A lists “Childcare students”, I suggest listing it here also.
4C. Do you wish to leave the description open for future possibility of year-round school or
Childcare?
4F. Is “Classrooms” the best use or should it be “School”?

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:51 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; English, Ron; Ross Parker; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Importance: High

I have provided responses to questions 1 through 5, 8 more to go. Please review and advise of any
misstatements or factual errors.
From: Best, Richard L on behalf of Bath, Christine
To: McBee, Mike
Subject: HVAC/Electrical Summary Sheet
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 8:52:44 AM
Mike – we needed to change this meeting (big pressure to get in Federal Reserve Building
Application by deadline) – I chose what looked available on your calendar. If it isn’t a good time,
let me know and we will come up with another time. Chris (20644)

From: Bath, Christine
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Ikuno Masterson Phone Message
Date: Wednesday, J uly 02, 2014 7:38:01 AM
Richard,

Yesterday Ikuno Masterson, ESA, called to confirm that you had received the email she had sent
you about the Federal Reserve Bank Questionnaire. I looked in your in-box but I don’t think I have
access to your folders so I couldn’t tell if you had received it or not.

If you did not receive it, you can reach Ikuno at 206 789-9658 (or have me call her).

Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org


From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; English, Ron; Ross Parker; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:50:34 PM
Attachments: SPS Application Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.doc
I have provided responses to questions 1 through 5, 8 more to go. Please review and advise of any
misstatements or factual errors.
From: Ross Parker
To: Richard Best
Subject: SPS - Downtown School - application information
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:51:14 PM
Importance: High
Richard,

Below is the draft of our responses to the items in the Application flagged for Bassetti to address:

4B. Approximately 64 staff, 660 students, and 40-60 Childcare students (per SPS).
4E. It is proposed that the sole existing building on the subject property be largely retained.
Selective demolition is proposed for the following elements:
- west wall and northwest stair tower above the 2
nd
floor along the west side against the alley;
- portions of the rooftop penthouses housing service spaces;
- miscellaneous roof-mounted mechanical equipment at the 1
st
floor terraces and rooftop levels;
- portions of the planters and fencing at the north and south plazas at the 1
st
Floor Level (roofs
above the Ground Floor);
- interior partitions, stairs, doors, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, fixtures, and finishes
- interior surfaces of exterior walls;
- windows and glass block fenestrations at the 1
st
and Ground Floor levels, to provide seismic and
energy code-compliant windows;
- selective interior structural modifications for seismic upgrades and to accommodate larger
program elements (i.e. gymnasium);
- the main entry doors and lobby elements that do not meet current life safety or accessibility
requirements of the current building code; these would be replaced with new, code-compliant
elements designed to match the materials, color, and other properties of the existing elements as
closely as possible.
- temporary removal and replacement of elements required to repair portions of the exterior
envelope.
- all work affecting the building exterior or those portions of the interior designated as historic will
be subject to approval by the State Historic Preservation Office and/or City of Seattle Landmarks
Board.

4F. Buildings required to implement the proposed program.
Do you need anything from Bassetti for this?

6A. Cost: The estimated construction cost is $32.1 million (2014 dollars, per Robinson Company
estimate).
6F. The building that will be required to implement the new downtown PreK-5 elementary school
and childcare programs is the full subject property, the former Federal Reserve Bank building at
_____Second Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104.

6H. Sketch plans are included in the report exhibit.
Please let us know if you require anything further for this.

Regards,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:19 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Scanned Federal Application Property

All,

Attached is a copy of the application concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building. We
have noted the responsibilities in the right margin of the document for each question. We are
reviewing internally at 11:00 AM today and will advise of any changes.

Richard

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:05 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Scanned Federal Application Property

Here you go.

Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org



From: Ross Parker
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building Electronic Documents
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:17:36 PM
Attachments: 140630-SPSFRB Report - 0 TOC.docx
Richard,

I will send you an electronic copy (PDF) today or early tomorrow morning. The TOC is attached
here in DOC format should you change strategies.
Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 3:22 PM
To: Ross Parker
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building Electronic Documents

Ross,

Can you sends to me an electronic copy of the files for the book that you put together yesterday. I
would suggest that you leave the book as notated in your Table of Contents and we will make the
entire document an Exhibit.

Richard
From: Ikuno Masterson
To: Best, Richard L; Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Lloyd Skinner
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building-Schedule
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 4:07:03 PM
Attachments: 140701FRPAQuestionnaire.doc
140701FRPAQuestionnaire.pdf
Hi Richard & Joe-

Here is a word version that has some yellow highlights as we wanted to make sure we were
consistent with what’s in the rest of your package. You can also make whatever changes you
would like if that is easier.

I have also included a pdf which has those highlights removed and includes the Figures. Let us
know what changes we need to make.

Ikuno
Ikuno Masterson, AICP, LEED AP
ESA | Northwest Community Development
5309 Shilshole Avenue NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789-9658 | 206.789-9684 fax
888.878-7000| toll free
www.esassoc.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 3:50 PM
To: Lloyd Skinner
Cc: Ikuno Masterson
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building-Schedule

Lloyd or Ikuno,

Status of Environmental Questionnaire???

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Response to Question 5.C , Federal Reserve Building Application
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 3:57:34 PM
Attachments: SPS Enrollment VS capacity Regional Analysis.docx
Richard: As of today we have received no updated 5-year projections from Enrollment Planning.
Given your deadline and the one you gave my team, I recommend using the current/best data
available.
Response to Question 5.c. follows. Attached doc is the “regional enrollment vs. capacity analysis”
referenced.

Response:

Seattle Public Schools has developed a regional enrollment vs. capacity analysis (“see attached” or
appropriate term). This analysis breaks out both historic/projected enrollment and current
capacity by region, allowing a more granular look at capacity need in different parts of Seattle.

The Federal Reserve building is near the geographic center of the Central Region as defined and
outlined in the attached analysis. Looking at the projected Elementary (seat) Surplus, one can
see the rapid decline projected; from 857 seats in 2012-13 to 171 seats in 2017-18.
From a school operations and program support perspective, a numeric surplus of 171 in an area
serving over 6,000 students (projected 2017-18 K-5 enrollment in the Central Region) is effectively
zero or a deficit. It represents a very “brittle” status … the ability to respond to unexpected
demands and change is severely compromised. The addition of 660 seats afforded by the approval
of this application will allow Seattle Public Schools to respond to change without disrupting
families, teaching and learning.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Rogers, Lesley A
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Standard Response
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 1:48:24 PM
Attachments: image001.png
Thanks!

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Standard Response

Flip said Pre K-5 –see below.

From: Rogers, Lesley A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 11:03 AM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Standard Response

How about this? Tom, let me know what you think.

Thank you for letting us know about your interest in a downtown school. It is our goal to ensure
students throughout our city have access to high-quality public schools, and with our growing
enrollment we have been exploring downtown options. In our Building Excellence (BEX IV) Capital
Levy, approved by voters in February 2013, we included $5 million in planning for a downtown
school. We are looking at all options, including the possibility of renovating the Federal Reserve
building (to house a pre K-5 school)

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:58 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Federal Reserve Building Standard Response

Hi Lesley,

I wanted to check with you to see if there is a standard response I should be sending to
constituents who are commenting on the Federal Reserve building. I’ve been receiving quite a few
of these emails on a daily basis, which started about a week or so ago.

Thanks much,
K

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Peters, Susan M
To: Herndon, Flip; Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L;
McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: CONCERNS RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - DO NOT REPLY ALL
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 1:39:30 PM
Dear Flip and J ose,
Thank you for this update on the Fed Reserve Building.
I have a number of concerns about this proposal which I can outline in greater detail by email or at the
board meeting tomorrow. I am currently traveling so I'm unable to address this issue properly at the
moment. But here is an outline.
My concerns include:
The rushed nature of this proposal, which is attempting to force the Board to abrogate best practices,
possibly policy, proper oversight (ie. taking the proposal through committee or a work session for
discussion and analysis prior to introduction at the Board meeting), transparency and preventing public
input.
Introducing and demanding action at the same time on an item of this significance does not allow
responsible Board oversight, community input, and is not advisable protocol.
Making a downtown school project a priority over existing and overdue priorities and needs.
Possibly rushed cost analysis and the likelihood that such a project would ultimately cost more than
currently projected.
The lack of identified or appropriate resources to fund this project.
The lack of staff resources to pursue this project (as emphasized by Deputy Supt. Charles Wright in detail
during recent Board retreat where he presented an extensive district priorities list that is already
challenging staff and resources).
The lack of compelling evidence that there is an immediate need for a downtown school, especially in
light of the fact that there is capacity available in nearly schools such as Lowell and I believe Bailey
Gatzert.
The questionable prudence of authorizing such a significant decision to a superintendent who is likely
leaving the district in two weeks, and thus unable to oversee or take full responsibility for the successful
realization of such a project.
I realize that this is an opportunity. I believe the district may indeed need a downtown school in the
future. But I am alarmed by the rushed nature of this process, for all the reasons stated above, and I do
not understand why this project should become a sudden priority over the many existing needs of
current students in current over-capacity environments throughout our district.
Thank you for your consideration of these concerns.
Sincerely,
Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:45 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Peters,
Susan M; McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Sorry about forgetting the "t" at the end of "pain." I really did want to painT the picture for
you.
Sent from my iPad
On Jul 1, 2014, at 10:07 AM, "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,
I am forwarding you the cost estimates for the downtown school from our
Director of Capital, Richard Best. You can see some of the comparisons to our
other BEX IV projects. In comparison, you can see that the construction costs are
not that far off of what some of our other projects look like, but the soft costs are
much higher. These are conservative numbers, so they could come down, but just
wanted to pain the picture for you. There were three other designs that were
looked at as well, but this one was the lowest. Just wanting to keep you all
informed for the discussion on Wednesday. The Times is also doing an interview
today with Ken Gotsch and Richard Best about costs of a downtown school.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.
Thank you,
-Flip
From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical
elementary school is that the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is
approximately 108,535 square feet. Additions to the building total approximately
9,984 square feet. The new building square footage, excluding penthouse and
covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the elementary
schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an
undersized Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project
when compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design.
The significant cost items are:
Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell
savings) $4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for
this project. Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is
no time.

Richard
From: Rogers, Lesley A
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Request from Marc Stiles and our responses
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:55:50 AM
Attachments: image001.png
Thank you!

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 9:26 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Request from Marc Stiles and our responses


LR, I did send Marc the info. below after he sent you his email request.



From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 9:51 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa; 'Marc Stiles'
Subject: Downtown school

Hi, Marc,
The link to the Wednesday, July 2
nd
Board Meeting agenda is below: see section VIII “Business Action Items” and scroll down to
number 13.
http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/school%20board/13-
14%20agendas/070214agenda/20140702_Agenda.pdf?sessionid=872cd8573258cbc083ac869c7ec4dce5
Best Regards,
Tom Redman
Capital Communications



From: Rogers, Lesley A
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 9:03 AM
To: 'Marc Stiles'
Cc: Wippel, Teresa; Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve - downtown school

Thanks Marc, we’ll keep you posted.

Best,
Lesley

From: Marc Stiles [mailto:mstiles@bizjournals.com]
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 9:34 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Federal Reserve - downtown school

Hi Lesley,
Please keep me apprised on whether or not the district will apply to the federal government to take over the former Federal
Reserve Bank’s branch for a downtown school.
Thanks,

Mar c St i l es
Staff Writer - Commercial Real Estate and Government
(206) 876-5406
Twitter: @MarcStilesPSBJ
Sign up for a FREE 4-week subscription http://bit.ly/PSBJtrial
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Peters, Susan M;
McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:45:55 AM
Sorry about forgetting the "t" at the end of "pain." I really did want to painT the picture for
you.
Sent from my iPad
On Jul 1, 2014, at 10:07 AM, "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,
I am forwarding you the cost estimates for the downtown school from our
Director of Capital, Richard Best. You can see some of the comparisons to our
other BEX IV projects. In comparison, you can see that the construction costs are
not that far off of what some of our other projects look like, but the soft costs are
much higher. These are conservative numbers, so they could come down, but just
wanted to pain the picture for you. There were three other designs that were
looked at as well, but this one was the lowest. Just wanting to keep you all
informed for the discussion on Wednesday. The Times is also doing an interview
today with Ken Gotsch and Richard Best about costs of a downtown school.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.
Thank you,
-Flip
From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical
elementary school is that the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is
approximately 108,535 square feet. Additions to the building total approximately
9,984 square feet. The new building square footage, excluding penthouse and
covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the elementary
schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an
undersized Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project
when compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design.
The significant cost items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell
savings) $4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for
this project. Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is
no time.

Richard
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:33:39 AM
Oops, I hate auto correct. No additional pain.
On a separate topic, we still need to meet or talk to close the loop on the other topic from two
weeks ago.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 1, 2014, at 10:25 AM, "Blanford, Stephan" <stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Flip:

Thanks for "paining the picture" for us. I hope that wasn't a Freudian slip, anticipating how
much more work this will be for you and your staff.

Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V
email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:07 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry
L; Peters, Susan M; McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,
I am forwarding you the cost estimates for the downtown school from our
Director of Capital, Richard Best. You can see some of the comparisons to our
other BEX IV projects. In comparison, you can see that the construction costs are
not that far off of what some of our other projects look like, but the soft costs are
much higher. These are conservative numbers, so they could come down, but just
wanted to pain the picture for you. There were three other designs that were
looked at as well, but this one was the lowest. Just wanting to keep you all
informed for the discussion on Wednesday. The Times is also doing an interview
today with Ken Gotsch and Richard Best about costs of a downtown school.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.
Thank you,
-Flip
From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical
elementary school is that the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is
approximately 108,535 square feet. Additions to the building total approximately
9,984 square feet. The new building square footage, excluding penthouse and
covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the elementary
schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an
undersized Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project
when compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design.
The significant cost items are:
Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell
savings) $4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for
this project. Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is
no time.

Richard
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:20:15 AM
We have been working with the city on this, though they have not offered any money. Richard
can speak to the conversations with the city.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 1, 2014, at 10:13 AM, "Gotsch, Kenneth C" <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Is the intent to support young families living downtown to help keep them
downtown? Is this complementing residential development planned for the area?
Are we coordinating with City planning?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Best, Richard L
Cc: Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

P-5 is the current consideration.

From: <Gotsch>, Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:08 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Best, Richard L"
<rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Redman, Thomas L" <tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa"
<tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Do we know the intended use? Downtown high school? Relieve overcrowding, etc?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:03 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thank you. Forwarding to the board.

From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical
elementary school is that the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is
approximately 108,535 square feet. Additions to the building total approximately
9,984 square feet. The new building square footage, excluding penthouse and
covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the elementary
schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an
undersized Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project
when compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design.
The significant cost items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell
savings) $4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for
this project. Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is
no time.

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:10:24 AM
Fyi…

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:10 AM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Best, Richard L
Cc: Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

P-5 is the current consideration.

From: <Gotsch>, Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:08 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Redman, Thomas L" <tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa"
<tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Do we know the intended use? Downtown high school? Relieve overcrowding, etc?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:03 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thank you. Forwarding to the board.

From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown Federal
Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical elementary school is that
the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is approximately 108,535 square feet.
Additions to the building total approximately 9,984 square feet. The new building square footage,
excluding penthouse and covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the
elementary schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an undersized
Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project when
compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design. The significant
cost items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell savings)
$4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for this project.
Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is no time.

Richard
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Peters, Susan M;
McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 10:07:38 AM
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,
I am forwarding you the cost estimates for the downtown school from our Director of Capital, Richard
Best. You can see some of the comparisons to our other BEX IV projects. In comparison, you can see that
the construction costs are not that far off of what some of our other projects look like, but the soft costs
are much higher. These are conservative numbers, so they could come down, but just wanted to pain the
picture for you. There were three other designs that were looked at as well, but this one was the lowest.
Just wanting to keep you all informed for the discussion on Wednesday. The Times is also doing an
interview today with Ken Gotsch and Richard Best about costs of a downtown school.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.
Thank you,
-Flip
From: <Best>, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:45 AM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>, "Redman, Thomas L"
<tlredman@seattleschools.org>, "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft Costs
Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000 $21,000,000
$53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000 $12,300,000
$41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000 $11,600,000
$42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000 $11,300,000
$41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000 $11,800,000
$42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown Federal
Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical elementary school is that
the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is approximately 108,535 square feet.
Additions to the building total approximately 9,984 square feet. The new building square footage,
excluding penthouse and covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the
elementary schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an undersized
Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project when
compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design. The significant cost
items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell savings)
$4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for this project.
Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is no time.

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: English, Ron
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 9:47:23 AM
Fyi…

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 9:45 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown Federal
Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical elementary school is that
the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is approximately 108,535 square feet.
Additions to the building total approximately 9,984 square feet. The new building square footage,
excluding penthouse and covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the
elementary schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an undersized
Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project when
compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design. The significant
cost items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell savings)
$4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for this project.
Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is no time.

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 9:46:23 AM
Fyi…

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 9:45 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Redman, Thomas L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Flip,

Below are project cost estimates comparing BEX IV projects with the Downtown Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Project Construction Costs Soft
Costs Project Costs

Federal Reserve Bank Building $32,000,000
$21,000,000 $53,000,000

Schmitz Park at Genesee Hill $28,900,000
$12,300,000 $41,200,000
New School at Thornton Creek $31,200,000
$11,600,000 $42,800,000
Arbor Heights Elementary School $29,700,000
$11,300,000 $41,000,000
Olympic Hills Elementary School $30,200,000
$11,800,000 $42,000,000


A significant item to consider concerning the cost differences between the Downtown Federal
Reserve Bank Building and are educational specifications for an typical elementary school is that
the existing Federal Reserve Bank Building square footage is approximately 108,535 square feet.
Additions to the building total approximately 9,984 square feet. The new building square footage,
excluding penthouse and covered play areas is approximately 115,495 square feet while the
elementary schools listed above are approximately 90,000 square feet. We have one additional
classroom and one additional Pre-K in the Federal Reserve Bank Building but an undersized
Gymnasium as well.

There are several factors that standout as either premiums or elements of this project when
compared to the costs for other District elementary schools currently in design. The significant
cost items are:

Additional square footage construction costs (22,495 x 228 less $43.50 shell savings)
$4,150,300
High Rise Construction Premiums
$1,273,000
Elevator Upgrades/Removal of 2 vs 1 Elevator
$ 254,000
Demo and Abatement
$1,567,000
Contractor Mark-up on above 3 items (7,244,300 x .075)
$ 543,000
GC/CM Additional Costs (MACC Contingency/Sub-Bonds)
$2,074,000
Higher Estimating/Design Contingency (15% vs 7.5%)
$1,866,000

Additionally, we have recommended an increase to the project softs costs to 65% for this project.
Following are the recommended changes:

Add Premium Historic/High Rise Design Fees
3%
Add Legal/Community Hearings/Variances/Due Diligence
2%
Increase Project/Soft Cost Contingencies
2.25%

These factors could be reduced as we learn more about the project but alas there is no time.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: SPS Downtown School
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:47:48 AM
11:00 AM

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:38 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: SPS Downtown School

Thank you. What time is the interview this morning?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 1, 2014, at 8:29 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

Based upon prior conversations with Bassetti Architects Option 4 was the next least
expensive option to construct. They estimated a 20% premium for construction so
those costs would be $38,400,000 with total project costs equaling $63,360,000.

We have been very conservative at this point in our estimates and soft cost
projections. For the BEX projects we projected soft costs at 51% of the MACC. For
this project we are utilizing 65% of the MACC because of the design and high rise
contingencies.

I will call you shortly.

Richard





From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:19 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: SPS Downtown School

What about the other options? The soft costs look to be 2/3 of the maac, which seems
awfully high? Call me when you can. I just want to make sure we are high level in the
interview, but I want to give the board good info beforehand. So is the range we
spoke about earlier $30-60million MAAC or was that total costs? Did all the scenarios
have soft costs that were 2/3 the MAAC?
Sent from my iPad
On Jul 1, 2014, at 8:16 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

Bassetti Architects prepared four design options for Seattle Public
Schools to consider. We selected option 1 to implement a construction
estimate. The Robinson Company performed a construction cost
estimate for scheme 1 that totals $32,000,000; total project budget of
$53,000,000 that includes all soft costs and some fairly significant
contingencies. They had provided me with a verbal percentage increase
estimate of the other options when we selected option 1 to prepare an
estimate.

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:05 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: SPS Downtown School

I thought there were 4 estimates ranging from $30-60 million?
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 1, 2014, at 8:00 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Flip,

Per your request attached are a summary and the cost
estimates for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building. Please note that the Excel file has several
worksheets. These cost estimates are very conservative
and I believe that fact comes through in The Robinson
Company’s narrative. I think if we were to receive this
building SPS could develop a great downtown school.

Richard

From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:46 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: 'Lorne McConachie'; Ross Parker
Subject: SPS Downtown School

Hi Richard/All

Attached is a draft of the feasibility estimate for the
Downtown School. Also attached is our executive summary
describing how we prepared the estimate as well as a recap
of the scope and deltas that are above “what our
elementary schools cost”.

I anticipate and welcome questions, comments and
adjustments.

I have excluded escalation and noted so on the bottom of
the excel summary. Please keep in mind this is a significant
number based on a 2018 Levy and/or 2020 Opening.

Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com


<2014127 SPS Downtown School.xls>
<2014127 Richard Best - SPS Downtown School.docx>
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: SPS Downtown School
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 8:00:47 AM
Attachments: 2014127 SPS Downtown School.xls
2014127 Richard Best - SPS Downtown School.docx
Flip,

Per your request attached are a summary and the cost estimates for the Downtown Federal
Reserve Bank Building. Please note that the Excel file has several worksheets. These cost
estimates are very conservative and I believe that fact comes through in The Robinson Company’s
narrative. I think if we were to receive this building SPS could develop a great downtown school.

Richard

From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:46 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: 'Lorne McConachie'; Ross Parker
Subject: SPS Downtown School

Hi Richard/All

Attached is a draft of the feasibility estimate for the Downtown School. Also attached is our
executive summary describing how we prepared the estimate as well as a recap of the scope and
deltas that are above “what our elementary schools cost”.

I anticipate and welcome questions, comments and adjustments.

I have excluded escalation and noted so on the bottom of the excel summary. Please keep in mind
this is a significant number based on a 2018 Levy and/or 2020 Opening.

Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com


From: Standaart, David
To: Best, Richard L; Becker, Eric P
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 7:59:10 AM
Attachments: Downtown Federal_Reserve_Bank_ Building_Master Schedule and Critical Dates.xlsx
Attached is an aggressive schedule to get the work completed by 9/2017. It is based on a GCCM
which will have to be on next months agenda for September meeting. Eric I believe you recently
went through that process for Wilson Pacific so you might provide info for that. I will be in and
out of the office in the next few days so modify this as needed.----David

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 11:34 AM
To: Ross Parker; 'Lorne McConachie'; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

FYI

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L; Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Yolanda needs to answer this question, but as far as I know there are no transaction costs. I
believe you may be able to get a waiver of the excise taxes normally charged with a
conveyance of real property in Washington. If you record the deed, there will be a small
charge for that. Keep in mind that If the app is approved, things will be processed quickly
and the property will be conveyed to the school district in short order so you would then have
the normal carrying costs of owning a vacant building.
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Herndon, Flip <ltherndon@seattleschools.org> wrote:
All,

One clarification. Is there any cost in acquiring the property/building from GSA? Are there
any fees associated with the transfer of title? Just having to get something ready for our
board meeting on Wednesday.

Thank you,

-Flip

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:44 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Herndon, Flip; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard: The attachment did not forward but I am sure what James advised is correct. We
are in the process of updating our application by year’s end and apologize if any
documents were missing or provided in error. I am again attaching the application
documents to ensure nothing has been left out. Please contact me with any additional
questions.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction
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From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - GSA has nothing to do with the application. You need to be talking to Yolanda
Stroud with the US Dept of Ed. The attached letter is a template of the Dept of Ed letter to
the prospective applicant not a GSA app cover letter.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:50 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were
supposed to complete this document and submit with our application. As we
began working on that document I am beginning to question if this was not a
document that GSA was to complete and provide City of Seattle/Seattle Public
Schools. Do we need to submit his cover letter with our application for the
Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building? If we do who can I ask for some
assistance concerning the later responses to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco Building in Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal
Reserve Building application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of
Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers
submitted. That will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our
Department of Planning & Development (they handle environmental work) to
look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that
Seattle Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services
Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with
the various facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

<GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc>

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Patu, Betty
Subject: Re: J ust a few more thoughts on Fed Reserve
Date: Tuesday, J uly 01, 2014 1:18:03 AM
Thanks, Betty. We'll see where the discussion goes on Wednesday. I just want to make sure
that board members have enough information to make a decision. It's a challenge when I get
late information from other sources as well, but I do try and keep you all as updated as
possible.
See you Wednesday.
-Flip
Sent from my iPad
On Jul 1, 2014, at 1:05 AM, "Patu, Betty" <bpatu@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Flip,

Thank you so much for the answers to my questions, it gives me a better idea in terms of a
discussions with some of my colleagues and to see if it is worth the time and effort. It
could be a positive thing but I just don't like those strings attach, because sometimes
those strings can be lethal if we don't watch ourselves. I do agree with you there is
definitely a pros and cons into this project.

Have a blessed day!

Betty Patu
Seattle School Board District #7
206.252.0040

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 10:50 AM
To: Patu, Betty
Subject: Re: J ust a few more thoughts on Fed Reserve
Betty,
That's a good question. Here are what I see as the pros and cons:
Pros:
1. The building would come to us at no cost, meaning the title of the building
would be transferred to us. There are renovation costs, but acquiring the
building and land is not a major expense (maybe some title transfer fees,
but that's it).
2. Adding and additional building or land is what we do need to do. We are
low for building and land inventory and this would certainly help our
capacity.
3. The location would serve a purpose. I included the map previously to show
where children are located. There are a sufficient number of students
located within 1.5 miles of the building that could be served.
4. It is not more expensive than a new building or total rebuilt of some of our
other elementary projects.
5. If our application gets rejected or we don't complete an application the
building would be auctioned of publicly. We could then attempt to bid on
the building and buy it outright and not have any of the strings attached
with filling out the application. The downside would be that we would be
paying for the building at that point and we might not be the high bidder.
Cons:
1. There are some string attached and timelines that are a challenge for us. A)
We have to use the building as a school for the next 30 years. I don't see
that as being a problem, but if we decided to use it for something other
than a school once we started, the government would take the building
back and pay us for the renovations done. B) We have to have the building
completely renovated within 3-4 years. That's a challenge because all of
our money is already designated and I would not want to delay any current
projects in order to get this one done. A future levy and collection of that
money would be more than 3-4 years out. Our only way of completing that
timeline would be to get legislative assistance and it be included in the
BTA IV levy and be the first priority project. C) I don't like the very short
timeline that was given to us and the hoops we have to jump through.
2. The timeline has not allowed us to go through our normal process of
committees and intro and action. I know this rubs many people the wrong
way and quite frankly I don't like having to get all this done so quickly
either. All this and there is no guarantee that the application will be
accepted. So we could be putting forth a lot of time and energy only to not
be approved later.
3. It will be expensive to renovate. It has to be viewed basically as a new
school. Some of our other renovations are less costly, but this is not
entirely out of line on costs for the square footage. It will be roughly the
size of the new Wilson Pacific elementary school and that building is going
to cost us a little more than $40 million.
4. It's not in the ideal location for our capacity crunch. It is downtown and
there are students who could be served. However, it would be great to
acquire property in the north end where the schools are really, really
crowded to give the most immediate relief.
5. I don't know exactly where it fits in the priority of the other schools. This is
why we need to have the more in depth conversations with the board and
community so we can place it in the proper context and we just have not
had the time.
In summary, I think there are some real positive and some definite negatives. We
need more time and the GSA has not been very flexible for us. I don't know if
this helps you or not, but feel free to call if you need any further clarification
about the topic.
Talk to you soon,
-Flip
From: <Patu>, Betty <bpatu@seattleschools.org>
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:25 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Just a few more thoughts on Fed Reserve
Hi Flip,

Thank you for the update, really appreciate your thorough in giving us update about this
item. I would like you to clarify for me, what do you mean, we are getting this building for
free? As you know and I know, nothing is for Free, so please explain to be what hoops are
we jumping over to get this deal wrap-up? How much risks are we taking to get this
building for free? Do you think this is a good idea? Give me some pros and cons so I can
really understand how this item is going to benefit our district?

Thank you,


Betty

Betty Patu
Seattle School Board District #7
206.252.0040

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Sunday, J une 29, 2014 10:14 PM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry
L; Peters, Susan M; McLaren, Martha; Banda, J ose L
Subject: J ust a few more thoughts on Fed Reserve
Good Evening Board Members and Superintendent,
I just wanted to add a few more follow up thoughts to the Friday item of the Fed
Reserve Building/Downtown School. I know the timelines are tight and that
adding this resolution definitely does not conform to the typical process. Feel free
to ask as many questions now or at the board meeting and I will do my best to
clarify. Suffice it to say, this is one of the hoops we have to jump through to get
this building for free.
All this to say that the resolution is just one piece of the puzzle. If we end up
submitting an application, we can set up more discussions and public input while
the application is under review. This application does not have a cost to submit
(other than our staff time and expense to evaluate the viability of the site). If,
while the application is being reviewed, we have a series of conversations that
determine this is not something that we want to continue to pursue, we can pull
our application and I believe GSA would then put the building straight to public
auction.
Again, feel free to ask any and all questions during the meeting to highlight any
concerns and we, staff, will do our best to provide what we know. I can't imagine
us ever being in this kind of situation again. My previous conversation with GSA
was that they rarely ever just give away buildings like this. It's an opportunity,
but one that still deserves our full scrutiny, which is what we are trying to do.
Feel free to call or email anytime.
Thanks,
-Flip
From: Wang, Tingyu
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: Deliverables for Fed Reserve Building Application
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 5:01:33 PM
Attachments: SPS K-5 school gym and playcourt size.xlsx
Joe,

Attached is a list of gym and play court sizes at K-5 buildings. I didn’t include STEM K-5 since it’s in
a junior high school.

Currently, average gym size in K-5 buildings is about 3368 sq. ft. A 2300 sq. ft. gym is very small.

I sent Gretchen an email this morning but she is on vacation till July 9
th
.

Tingyu

From: Wang, Tingyu
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:41 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Deliverables for Fed Reserve Building Application

Joe:

I’ll send you sq. ft. of K-5 gyms and covered play areas but I don’t have sq. ft. of asphalt
playground. I’ll check with Gretchen. She might have it.

Tingyu

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:31 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Deliverables for Fed Reserve Building Application

Chris: Have we received anything from Brent/Jay on updated 5-year projections for the Central
Region?

Richard needs whatever we can give hum by COB tomorrow. If you don’t hear from them by end of
day today please let me know. In the meantime please send me a soft copy of the current
regional analysis. Thanks.

Tingyu: The conceptual plan for a PK-5 school in the Fed Reserve bldg. includes a 2300 sf gym (in
the old vault space) and a 10,000 sf rooftop play area (7000 open, 3000 covered). The gym is
about 35% the size of the current K-5 ed spec. No set # for outdoor play area but 10K sf for a 660-
seat school is cozy.

Do we have a list of K-5 gym sizes? Outdoor hardscape/covered play area? If so please send them
to me (no need to create them – this is not for the application). Thanks.
Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Pham, Kathie T
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee, Sharon D;
Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa L; Pham,
Kathie T
Subject: RE: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:50:34 PM
Attachments: image003.png
image002.png
Good afternoon, Directors.

Please note the following changes since the agenda was posted last Friday:

• June 18th Board meeting minutes: Moved Superintendent Comments section under
correct header and clarified language on Professional Development for Introduction item
#1, Strategic Pan Targets

• Amending Policy No. 2420 – Clean and redline version of Policy 2420 have been added

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Action report has been edited and Resolution attachment
has been added

Thanks!

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org

From: Pham, Kathie T
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:41 PM
To: Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; Martin-Morris, Harium; McLaren, Martha; Patu, Betty; Peaslee,
Sharon D; Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L; Paraghamian, Aleta; Wright, Charles E; English, Ron; Bennett, Erinn P; Hale, Theresa
L; Pham, Kathie T
Subject: J uly 2, 2014 - Board Meeting Agenda

Good afternoon Directors,

The agenda for the July 2nd Board meeting has been posted. Please note the following:

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Cedar Park Elementary School Modernization – Action
report has been edited to reflect the correct dollar amount

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Hazel Wolf K-8 @ Pinehurst Project – Action report has
been edited to correct the name of the project (Hazel Wolf)

• BEX IV: Construction Contract for Arbor Heights Elementary School – Action report has
been edited and attachments added with contractor’s information

• Amending Policy No. 3246 and Approval of Policy No. 3247 – Action report and
attachments have been edited after additional research

• School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Rainier Beach High School – Action report has been
edited to note the fiscal impact of additional buses needed for an extended day

• BEX IV: Olympic Hills Elementary School Replacement GC/CM Alternative Delivery Method
and Contract - Action report has been edited and attachments have been added

• Athletic Trainer Support Services - Please note this item is being introduced and acted on
in the meeting

• Resolution 2013/14-22: Delegation of Authority to Negotiate and Accept Acquisition of the
Federal Reserve Building Site – Please note this item is being introduced and acted on in
the meeting


REMINDER: During your review of the agenda items, should you have any questions on any items,
please provide your questions to the Cabinet member listed on the action report prior to the day
of the Board meeting, to allow staff time to research and prepare a response. While staff may be
able to respond to your question prior to the Board meeting, you are welcome to reiterate your
question during the discussion of the item at the meeting, for the awareness of Directors and
transparency for the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org






From: Herndon, Flip
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:14:14 PM
I believe it is tomorrow. We should probably talk on the phone later today if possible so I can
catch you up to speed for Wednesday. Maybe in an hour or so. We could also talk tomorrow
via phone.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 30, 2014, at 4:12 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

I can attend, what day are we speaking about Tuesday or Wednesday?

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:03 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Richard,

You may be needed for this. I'm not around until Wednesday. I'd keep it pretty high level
and just speak to the range.

-Flip

From: <Gotsch>, Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 3:43 PM
To: "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>, "DeMahy, Anita"
<andemahy@seattleschools.org>, SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

We should invite Flip to attend this call as well.

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:24 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Ken:
John would like to talk with you at 11 a.m. Do you want to do it in my office via
speaker phone?
He was hoping you could comment on the costs estimated to refurbish the surplussed
federal building for a downtown elementary but I didn’t make him any promises on
that.
Teresa

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:17 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Please include me on the response. I may need to move a few things on his cal depending
on the time that works for J ohn. Thank you!
Anita
From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:15 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Thanks, Anita. I will connect with John and let Ken know.

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: FW: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Importance: High

Hi Ken,
I've attached a message from Teresa Wippel re: an interview with the Seattle Times' J ohn
Higgins.
Since I am out sick today, Teresa, I am hoping you can help schedule this interview. Ken
has the following times available tomorrow (Tuesday):
Between 9:30AM and 12:30PM
Between 3:00PM and 3:30PM

Hopefully there is a time that works for J ohn. Thank you!

Anita
Please excuse typos. This message was sent from my iPhone.
From: netsys$avst
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:49 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita
Subject: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Please call 20450 to listen to your messages over the telephone. To retrieve your
messages through your computer you must have speakers. Just double click on
the attachment to listen to message..
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:12:24 PM
Flip,

I can attend, what day are we speaking about Tuesday or Wednesday?

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:03 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Richard,

You may be needed for this. I'm not around until Wednesday. I'd keep it pretty high level and just speak to
the range.

-Flip

From: <Gotsch>, Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 3:43 PM
To: "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>, "DeMahy, Anita"
<andemahy@seattleschools.org>, SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

We should invite Flip to attend this call as well.

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:24 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Ken:
John would like to talk with you at 11 a.m. Do you want to do it in my office via speaker phone?
He was hoping you could comment on the costs estimated to refurbish the surplussed federal
building for a downtown elementary but I didn’t make him any promises on that.
Teresa

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:17 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Please include me on the response. I may need to move a few things on his cal depending on the time
that works for J ohn. Thank you!
Anita
From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:15 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Thanks, Anita. I will connect with John and let Ken know.

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: FW: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Importance: High

Hi Ken,
I've attached a message from Teresa Wippel re: an interview with the Seattle Times' J ohn Higgins.
Since I am out sick today, Teresa, I am hoping you can help schedule this interview. Ken has the
following times available tomorrow (Tuesday):
Between 9:30AM and 12:30PM
Between 3:00PM and 3:30PM

Hopefully there is a time that works for J ohn. Thank you!

Anita
Please excuse typos. This message was sent from my iPhone.
From: netsys$avst
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:49 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita
Subject: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Please call 20450 to listen to your messages over the telephone. To retrieve your messages
through your computer you must have speakers. Just double click on the attachment to listen
to message..
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Wippel, Teresa; DeMahy, Anita
Subject: Re: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 4:02:19 PM
I'm not around tomorrow, but Richard Best might be and he would have the cost estimates.
From: <Gotsch>, Kenneth Gotsch <kcgotsch@seattleschools.org>
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 3:43 PM
To: "Wippel, Teresa" <tewippel@seattleschools.org>, "DeMahy, Anita"
<andemahy@seattleschools.org>, SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
We should invite Flip to attend this call as well.

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:24 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Ken:
John would like to talk with you at 11 a.m. Do you want to do it in my office via speaker phone?
He was hoping you could comment on the costs estimated to refurbish the surplussed federal
building for a downtown elementary but I didn’t make him any promises on that.
Teresa

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:17 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Please include me on the response. I may need to move a few things on his cal depending on the time
that works for J ohn. Thank you!
Anita
From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:15 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Thanks, Anita. I will connect with John and let Ken know.

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: FW: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Importance: High

Hi Ken,
I've attached a message from Teresa Wippel re: an interview with the Seattle Times' J ohn Higgins.
Since I am out sick today, Teresa, I am hoping you can help schedule this interview. Ken has the
following times available tomorrow (Tuesday):
Between 9:30AM and 12:30PM
Between 3:00PM and 3:30PM

Hopefully there is a time that works for J ohn. Thank you!

Anita
Please excuse typos. This message was sent from my iPhone.
From: netsys$avst
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:49 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita
Subject: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Please call 20450 to listen to your messages over the telephone. To retrieve your messages
through your computer you must have speakers. Just double click on the attachment to listen
to message..
From: Wippel, Teresa
To: J ohn Higgins
Subject: Re: budget
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 3:03:56 PM
We are confirmed for 11 a.m.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 30, 2014, at 2:21 PM, "John Higgins" <jhiggins@seattletimes.com> wrote:
11 would be fine, I think….we’ll he be able to comment on the costs estimated to
refurbish the surplussed federal building for a downtown elementary?
Thanks, John



From: Wippel, Teresa [mailto:tewippel@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:18 PM
To: J ohn Higgins
Subject: RE: budget

Hi J ohn:
Ken is available between 11 and 12:30 p.m. or 3-3:30 p.m. tomorrow.
What works best for you?


From: J ohn Higgins [mailto:jhiggins@seattletimes.com]
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 10:01 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: budget

Could I get some time today or tomorrow with someone on the budget that is up for
approval on Wednesday, just to walk through major changes, highlights?

Thanks,

John Higgins
Seattle Times
Seattle Public Schools/K-12 education reporter
jhiggins@seattletimes.com
206-464-3145

From: Gotsch, Kenneth C
To: Wippel, Teresa; DeMahy, Anita
Cc: Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:47:35 PM
Dear Teresa,

Tomorrow at 11:00 AM in your office is fine.

Ken Gotsch

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:24 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Ken:
John would like to talk with you at 11 a.m. Do you want to do it in my office via speaker phone?
He was hoping you could comment on the costs estimated to refurbish the surplussed federal
building for a downtown elementary but I didn’t make him any promises on that.
Teresa

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:17 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.

Please include me on the response. I may need to move a few things on his cal depending on the time
that works for J ohn. Thank you!
Anita
From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:15 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita; Gotsch, Kenneth C
Subject: RE: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Thanks, Anita. I will connect with John and let Ken know.

From: DeMahy, Anita
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Gotsch, Kenneth C; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: FW: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Importance: High

Hi Ken,
I've attached a message from Teresa Wippel re: an interview with the Seattle Times' J ohn Higgins.
Since I am out sick today, Teresa, I am hoping you can help schedule this interview. Ken has the
following times available tomorrow (Tuesday):
Between 9:30AM and 12:30PM
Between 3:00PM and 3:30PM

Hopefully there is a time that works for J ohn. Thank you!

Anita
Please excuse typos. This message was sent from my iPhone.
From: netsys$avst
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:49 PM
To: DeMahy, Anita
Subject: Voice msg from Wippel, Teresa 20203.
Please call 20450 to listen to your messages over the telephone. To retrieve your messages
through your computer you must have speakers. Just double click on the attachment to listen
to message..
From: Richardson, Christopher L
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Deliverables for Fed Reserve Building Application
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:53:14 PM
Attachments: Enrollment VS capacity all regions.docx
5 Year Projections - DISTRICT SUMMARY 2013-2017.xlsx
The first attachment is the 5 yr enrollment vs capacity. North and central are in that. The second is
the 5 year projection from last year that we used to create the first one.

I have not received anything from Brent. I asked late Thursday, and he said “soon”.

Chris Richardson
Senior Facilities Planner
(206) 252-0788 Desk
(206)793-8477 Cell
CRichardson@SeattleSchools.org

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:31 PM
To: Richardson, Christopher L; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: Deliverables for Fed Reserve Building Application

Chris: Have we received anything from Brent/Jay on updated 5-year projections for the Central
Region?

Richard needs whatever we can give hum by COB tomorrow. If you don’t hear from them by end of
day today please let me know. In the meantime please send me a soft copy of the current
regional analysis. Thanks.

Tingyu: The conceptual plan for a PK-5 school in the Fed Reserve bldg. includes a 2300 sf gym (in
the old vault space) and a 10,000 sf rooftop play area (7000 open, 3000 covered). The gym is
about 35% the size of the current K-5 ed spec. No set # for outdoor play area but 10K sf for a 660-
seat school is cozy.

Do we have a list of K-5 gym sizes? Outdoor hardscape/covered play area? If so please send them
to me (no need to create them – this is not for the application). Thanks.
Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 12:06:36 PM
Attachments: 34 CFR 12 (7-1-10).pdf
Thanks Richard.

In regards to Public Benefit Allowances, there is a chart on Page 45 that shows the amount of
discount (up to 100%) based on the use of the facility. You will automatically get 70% discount for
an elementary or high school. There are additional allowances based on the organization or use.

Hope this helps with Flip’s question.

Kenny




From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

No we have folks filling out this document already.

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 7:56 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi Richard,

Do you need any assistance with the environmental questionnaire?

If you could complete II. A. Objective of the Proposed Action, I will see if our environmental folks
can complete a lot of this.

Thanks,
Kenny

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:44 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Pittman, Kenny; Flip Herndon; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard: The attachment did not forward but I am sure what James advised is correct. We are in the
process of updating our application by year’s end and apologize if any documents were missing or
provided in error. I am again attaching the application documents to ensure nothing has been left
out. Please contact me with any additional questions.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - GSA has nothing to do with the application. You need to be talking to Yolanda Stroud
with the US Dept of Ed. The attached letter is a template of the Dept of Ed letter to the prospective
applicant not a GSA app cover letter.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:50 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were supposed
to complete this document and submit with our application. As we began working on
that document I am beginning to question if this was not a document that GSA was to
complete and provide City of Seattle/Seattle Public Schools. Do we need to submit
his cover letter with our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building? If we do who can I ask for some assistance concerning the later responses
to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal Reserve
Building application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers
submitted. That will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our
Department of Planning & Development (they handle environmental work) to look at
this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle
Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for
consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a
Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you
have made to provide me with the various facilities assessments that have been
conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

<GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc>
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip; English, Ron
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 11:57:59 AM
I assume the approval time will be very quick from all of the comments I have heard about how
desperate GSA is to offload this building.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L; Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Yolanda needs to answer this question, but as far as I know there are no transaction costs. I
believe you may be able to get a waiver of the excise taxes normally charged with a
conveyance of real property in Washington. If you record the deed, there will be a small
charge for that. Keep in mind that If the app is approved, things will be processed quickly
and the property will be conveyed to the school district in short order so you would then have
the normal carrying costs of owning a vacant building.
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Herndon, Flip <ltherndon@seattleschools.org> wrote:
All,

One clarification. Is there any cost in acquiring the property/building from GSA? Are there
any fees associated with the transfer of title? Just having to get something ready for our
board meeting on Wednesday.

Thank you,

-Flip

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:44 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Herndon, Flip; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard: The attachment did not forward but I am sure what James advised is correct. We
are in the process of updating our application by year’s end and apologize if any
documents were missing or provided in error. I am again attaching the application
documents to ensure nothing has been left out. Please contact me with any additional
questions.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction
survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - GSA has nothing to do with the application. You need to be talking to Yolanda
Stroud with the US Dept of Ed. The attached letter is a template of the Dept of Ed letter to
the prospective applicant not a GSA app cover letter.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:50 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were
supposed to complete this document and submit with our application. As we
began working on that document I am beginning to question if this was not a
document that GSA was to complete and provide City of Seattle/Seattle Public
Schools. Do we need to submit his cover letter with our application for the
Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building? If we do who can I ask for some
assistance concerning the later responses to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco Building in Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal
Reserve Building application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of
Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers
submitted. That will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our
Department of Planning & Development (they handle environmental work) to
look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that
Seattle Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services
Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with
the various facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

<GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc>

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Stroud, Yolanda"
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 11:31:51 AM
Yolanda,

In reference to your response to Flip Herndon’s e-mail Seattle Public Schools plans to utilize the
Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building for a Pre-K through Fifth Grade Public Elementary School
for approximately 660 students.

With that proposed utilization would there be any cost in acquiring the property/building from
GSA? Are there any fees associated with the transfer of title? Flip is having to get a Resolution
ready for the Seattle Public Schools board meeting on Wednesday.

Richard

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 3:24 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Afternoon: This will depend on your application. Thanks. See attached.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 3:45 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

All,

One clarification. Is there any cost in acquiring the property/building from GSA? Are there any fees
associated with the transfer of title? Just having to get something ready for our board meeting on
Wednesday.

Thank you,

-Flip

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:44 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Herndon, Flip; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard: The attachment did not forward but I am sure what James advised is correct. We are in the
process of updating our application by year’s end and apologize if any documents were missing or
provided in error. I am again attaching the application documents to ensure nothing has been left
out. Please contact me with any additional questions.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - GSA has nothing to do with the application. You need to be talking to Yolanda Stroud
with the US Dept of Ed. The attached letter is a template of the Dept of Ed letter to the prospective
applicant not a GSA app cover letter.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:50 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were supposed
to complete this document and submit with our application. As we began working on
that document I am beginning to question if this was not a document that GSA was to
complete and provide City of Seattle/Seattle Public Schools. Do we need to submit
his cover letter with our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building? If we do who can I ask for some assistance concerning the later responses
to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal Reserve
Building application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers
submitted. That will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our
Department of Planning & Development (they handle environmental work) to look at
this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle
Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for
consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a
Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you
have made to provide me with the various facilities assessments that have been
conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

<GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc>
From: Best, Richard L
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Becker, Eric P
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank - Project Schedule
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 11:00:53 AM
Attachments: Document1.docx
J ackson Park Replacement_Master Schedule and Critical Dates.xlsx
David,

I am sending you a document that I utilized for the construction of Jackson Park Elementary
School. Please revise this document for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank - Project Schedule.
See me if you have any questions.

Richard
From: Marc Stiles
To: Tom Redman; Teresa Wippel
Subject: Re: Downtown school
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 10:32:39 AM
Attachments: image.png
image.png
Thanks, Tom and Teresa.
Mar c St i l es
Staff Writer - Commercial Real Estate and Government
(206) 876-5406
Twitter: @MarcStilesPSBJ
Sign up for a FREE 4-week subscription http://bit.ly/PSBJtrial
From: Tom Redman <tlredman@seattleschools.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:50:55 +0000
To: Teresa Wippel <tewippel@seattleschools.org>, Marc Stiles <mstiles@bizjournals.com>
Subject: Downtown school
Hi, Marc,
The link to the Wednesday, July 2nd Board Meeting agenda is below: see section VIII “Business Action Items” and scroll down to
number 13.
http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/school%20board/13-
14%20agendas/070214agenda/20140702_Agenda.pdf?sessionid=872cd8573258cbc083ac869c7ec4dce5
Best Regards,
Tom Redman
Capital Communications


From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 9:46 AM
To: 'Marc Stiles'
Cc: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Downtown school
Hi Marc:
I am copying Tom Redman, our facilities communications manager, on this email, as he is the direct link to this type of information
and can keep you apprised of next steps.
Teresa


From: Marc Stiles [mailto:mstiles@bizjournals.com]
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 9:39 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Downtown school
Hi Teresa,
Please keep me apprised on whether or not the district will apply to the federal government to take over the former Federal
Reserve Bank’s branch for a downtown school.
I haven’t yet checked the agenda, but perhaps this will be discussed at the next school board meeting. Is that the case?
Thanks,
Marc Stiles
Staff Writer - Commercial Real Estate and Government
(206) 876-5406
Twitter: @MarcStilesPSBJ
Sign up for a FREE 4-week subscription http://bit.ly/PSBJtrial
From: Standaart, David
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Cc: Becker, Eric P
Subject: RE: SPS Downtown School
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 8:10:56 AM
Richard,
Is District staff costs included in the line for Legal? Generally, that the percentage that is used.---
David

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Monday, J une 30, 2014 7:59 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: SPS Downtown School

Flip,

I am reviewing the estimates for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building School and it seems
very much within the realm of possibility. A 20% premium compared to our standard elementary
schools, but a larger facility and a more complex construction sequence given the limited space
that any downtown school would need to pay.

Please call this afternoon to discuss. I am proceeding full steam ahead with our submittal.

Richard


From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:46 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: 'Lorne McConachie'; Ross Parker
Subject: SPS Downtown School

Hi Richard/All

Attached is a draft of the feasibility estimate for the Downtown School. Also attached is our
executive summary describing how we prepared the estimate as well as a recap of the scope and
deltas that are above “what our elementary schools cost”.

I anticipate and welcome questions, comments and adjustments.

I have excluded escalation and noted so on the bottom of the excel summary. Please keep in mind
this is a significant number based on a 2018 Levy and/or 2020 Opening.

Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com


From: Best, Richard L
To: Becker, Eric P
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building - Conceptual Design/Environmental Questionaire
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 7:54:33 AM
Eric,

I apologize for the late notice but believe that your participation would be helpful concerning this
endeavor as I have just received toe cost estimates and the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building School is within the realm of possibility.

Richard

From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Questions on W-P and downtown school
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 6:18:52 AM
Thanks, Flip. I’m sorry I even stated that you were on vacation, (based on what Teresa Wippel told
me).
At any rate, it’s a good lesson for me. In the future, I won’t be making such statements and will just
say “we will respond as soon as possible.”
Tom

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 4:26 PM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Cc: English, Ron
Subject: RE: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Tom,

Here are my responses. Sorry, I have been running from one meeting to the next and most
definitely not on vacation today:

4) Has the district signed any agreement/MOU with the City about pre-school space/help?
Currently, SPS does not have an MOU about PreK with the city.
5) Crosscut has, in its updates about issues around the city on June 24th, this:
Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle’s proposal to
turn the old Federal Reserve Building in Seattle into a public school has moved into a higher
gear.
I was not aware that these three entities had a proposal nor that they were working
together. Is this true? SPS is currently looking at how the building could be used as a school
and what configurations would be the most effective. Originally, the City of Seattle was
going to submit and application to GSA for the Federal Reserve Building with SPS as a co-
applicant. That position has changed, and now SPS would be the primary applicant. The
Downtown Seattle Association has stated strong support for a downtown school, but is not
an applicant for the building. If so, may I receive a copy of the proposal as soon as it is
available? The proposal would be the application and it is still in process and not complete.
Does Dr. Herndon have any statement on being able to get a proposal to the feds by the July
3rd deadline? We are working diligently to examine all the ramifications and conditions
associated with an application to GSA to use the Federal Reserve Building as a school. We
are fully aware of the July 3
rd
deadline and anticipate the ability to have something
completed by that time.

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 11:31 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: English, Ron
Subject: FW: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Fyi….

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 9:56 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa; 'Melissa Westbrook'
Subject: RE: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Hi, Melissa,
Dr. Herndon is on vacation. I will try to have responses to your questions as soon as possible.
Best to you,
Tom

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 9:52 AM
To: 'Melissa Westbrook'
Cc: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Melissa – I am asking Tom Redman (copied here) to research answers to your questions, as he is
the facilities communications person.
Teresa


From: Melissa Westbrook [mailto:westello@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 9:50 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Dear Teresa,
I have a couple of questions.
1) I note that the district has hired the law firm of McCullough, Hill, Leary to represent its
interests in Wilson-Pacific. Could you tell me why that was done and the costs for this work
to the district?
2) Also, the letter sent by MHL by G. Richard Hill on June 20,2014 references "condemning
single family homes as needed to expand the site." Further, Richard Best in Capital Planning
in a letter dated June 25, 2014 to the Development Standards Advisory Ctm said,
"This will result in severely compromised fields that adversely affect the education of the
children or the District could expand the site through exercising the power of eminent
domain, as it has done in the past."
Could you let me know when the district last used the "power of eminent domain?"
Date/building/circumstance?
3) Is there any word on updates about the Board and their considerations should
Superintendent Banda leave?
4) Has the district signed any agreement/MOU with the City about pre-school space/help?
5) Crosscut has, in its updates about issues around the city on June 24th, this:
Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle’s proposal to
turn the old Federal Reserve Building in Seattle into a public school has moved into a higher
gear.
I was not aware that these three entities had a proposal nor that they were working
together. Is this true? If so, may I receive a copy of the proposal as soon as it is available?
Does Dr. Herndon have any statement on being able to get a proposal to the feds by the July
3rd deadline?
Thanks,
Melissa Westbrook
Seattle Schools Community Forum blog
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve building
Date: Monday, J une 30, 2014 6:03:24 AM
I will call Yolanda today to make that inquiry.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 29, 2014, at 10:02 PM, "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Also, do we have any idea about how long DOE or GSA will take to review our
application? Just don't know if it will be 12-18 months or 6 weeks like with the
Homeless Coalition?
From: <Herndon>, SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:00 PM
To: "English, Ron" <renglish@seattleschools.org>, "Best, Richard L"
<rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Fed Reserve building
Ron,
You can see the language. I explained that we already have money set aside for exploring
the feasibility of a downtown school, so the spend no money provision to me doesn't make
as much sense. The resolution is just a hoop that is required for the application. We
wouldn't pull the trigger without getting more feedback and a much healthier conversation
with the board. It's just our timeline is short. However, we do need to get the resolution up
asap on Monday if possible.
Thanks for all the work and I'm available by phone or email.
-Flip
From: <Peaslee>, Sharon D <sdpeaslee@seattleschools.org>
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:04 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Fed Reserve building
Hi Flip,

I just read the BAR and couldn't help but notice that there's no Resolution attached. Yikes!
Intro and action without staff analysis, committee review, public engagement-- and the
Res isn't even available?! Or am I missing the Resolution in some other email???

This violates way too many norms and my inclination is to pull it. For it to even be
considered the Res must state the following:

We will take sufficient time to analyze fiscal impacts and impacts on capitol projects and
priorities.
There will be adequate public engagement.
We will not commit until a full analysis is completed and reviewed by Operations and Audit
& Finance.
Fiscal impact must be zero until such analysis and review have been committed, other than
staff time to complete analysis.

Ron or someone needs to vet that these conditions can be met. Please let me know on
Monday if we can add all this to the Resolution. I'm not opposed to a discussion at the
Wed meeting, but am feeling very strongly that this isn't ready for a vote.

thanks,

Sharon Peaslee
Seattle School Board President
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve building
Date: Sunday, J une 29, 2014 8:21:06 PM
Attachments: 140629.resolution.doc
Sharon,
Attached is the resolution. We have money already set aside for study for a downtown school in BEX IV, so
that is the money we are tapping for doing the study. Staff time is not enough to do the thorough
analysis. We contract out typically for many of the capital impacts. We are doing the same for other
renovation projects. Again, we can run our process with public engagement but the DOE and GSA just
want a resolution. We can have the resolution up Monday.
-Flip
P.s. Ron English drafted this resolution, so I know he has at least looked at it.
From: <Peaslee>, Sharon D <sdpeaslee@seattleschools.org>
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:04 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Fed Reserve building
Hi Flip,

I just read the BAR and couldn't help but notice that there's no Resolution attached. Yikes! Intro and
action without staff analysis, committee review, public engagement-- and the Res isn't even available?!
Or am I missing the Resolution in some other email???

This violates way too many norms and my inclination is to pull it. For it to even be considered the Res
must state the following:

We will take sufficient time to analyze fiscal impacts and impacts on capitol projects and priorities.
There will be adequate public engagement.
We will not commit until a full analysis is completed and reviewed by Operations and Audit & Finance.
Fiscal impact must be zero until such analysis and review have been committed, other than staff time to
complete analysis.

Ron or someone needs to vet that these conditions can be met. Please let me know on Monday if we can
add all this to the Resolution. I'm not opposed to a discussion at the Wed meeting, but am feeling very
strongly that this isn't ready for a vote.

thanks,

Sharon Peaslee
Seattle School Board President
From: Carr, Sherry L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve, PreK, Eckstein Updates
Date: Saturday, J une 28, 2014 9:16:36 AM
Thank you for the updates.
I’m confident the emails from Eckstein and Bryant communities are a result of the success of recent
email campaigns. I think we can expect more, especially if they continue to work.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:27 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; McLaren, Martha; Peters, Susan
M; Martin-Morris, Harium; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Fed Reserve, PreK, Eckstein Updates

Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,

Attached is a narrative of the updates on the Fed Reserve/Downtown school, PreK, and Eckstein.
Please feel free to call or email if you have any additional questions or comments.

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Patu, Betty
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve, PreK, Eckstein Updates
Date: Saturday, J une 28, 2014 2:23:19 AM
Hi Flip,

Thank you so much for this report! It was very clear and to the point!

Have a blessed day!

Betty Patu
Seattle School Board District #7
206.252.0040

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:26 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; McLaren, Martha; Peters, Susan
M; Martin-Morris, Harium; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Fed Reserve, PreK, Eckstein Updates
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,

Attached is a narrative of the updates on the Fed Reserve/Downtown school, PreK, and Eckstein.
Please feel free to call or email if you have any additional questions or comments.

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Pham, Kathie T
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:51:35 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
No. I don't have the resolution.
From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:50 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item
Thanks, Flip. One other thing, do you happen to have the resolution for this item that you can send
to me by 5pm today?

If not, I will add a fourth bullet point for the attachments section in the BAR, with the following
information: “Resolution (to be added)”. We can add the resolution to the BAR on Monday.
K

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:33 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

We don't need to include it, but I thought it might outline the applicable. I believe the CFR is Code of
Federal Regulations.

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:29 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item

Hey Flip,

Can you let me know what title I should use for the CFR attachment?

I have the following titles of the other attachments, let me know if I need to make any changes.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->I. <!--[endif]-->ATTACHMENTS

Downtown Site Map showing distribution of students
Application
CFR?

Thanks,
Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:11 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda; Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

Kathie,

Attached is the application (blank because we are still working on completing it at this time).

That's what I have for supporting documents.

Thanks again,

-Flip

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:01 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>, "Sebring, Linda" <lmsebring@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item

Paper copy is fine, if you scan it then I can add it to the BAR once we post.

K

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

Kathie,

The BAR should have been with the routing sheet. I'm attaching the map that shows the distribution of
students. I'll see if I can find an electronic copy of the actual application. I might only have a paper copy.
Richard has had most sent to him, but he was out ill today.

Let me see what I can find.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:57 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Federal Reserve Building Item

Hi Flip,

I received the completed routing form from Linda Sebring, can you send me the BAR and
supporting documents for this item? We will get it posted on the agenda.
Thanks much,
Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Pham, Kathie T
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda; Best, Richard L; Hale, Theresa L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:12:31 PM
Attachments: image001.png
image002.png
Thanks, Flip! I’ll add the attachments to the BAR.

Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:11 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda; Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

Kathie,

Attached is the application (blank because we are still working on completing it at this time).

That's what I have for supporting documents.

Thanks again,

-Flip

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:01 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>, "Sebring, Linda" <lmsebring@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item

Paper copy is fine, if you scan it then I can add it to the BAR once we post.

K

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

Kathie,

The BAR should have been with the routing sheet. I'm attaching the map that shows the distribution of
students. I'll see if I can find an electronic copy of the actual application. I might only have a paper copy.
Richard has had most sent to him, but he was out ill today.

Let me see what I can find.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:57 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Federal Reserve Building Item

Hi Flip,

I received the completed routing form from Linda Sebring, can you send me the BAR and
supporting documents for this item? We will get it posted on the agenda.
Thanks much,
Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda; Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:11:20 PM
Attachments: image002.png
image003.png
34 CFR 12 (7-1-10)[2].pdf
Application[2].doc
Kathie,
Attached is the application (blank because we are still working on completing it at this time).
That's what I have for supporting documents.
Thanks again,
-Flip
From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:01 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>, "Sebring, Linda" <lmsebring@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item
Paper copy is fine, if you scan it then I can add it to the BAR once we post.

K

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

Kathie,

The BAR should have been with the routing sheet. I'm attaching the map that shows the distribution of
students. I'll see if I can find an electronic copy of the actual application. I might only have a paper copy.
Richard has had most sent to him, but he was out ill today.

Let me see what I can find.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:57 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Federal Reserve Building Item

Hi Flip,

I received the completed routing form from Linda Sebring, can you send me the BAR and
supporting documents for this item? We will get it posted on the agenda.
Thanks much,
Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
To: Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve BAR
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:07:39 PM
Great. Thanks! Have a great weekend.
From: <Sebring>, Linda <lmsebring@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:06 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve BAR
BAR has the superintendent’s signature and is in the Board office.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:42 PM
To: Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve BAR

Helpful. Thank you.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 27, 2014, at 1:38 PM, "Sebring, Linda" <lmsebring@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Here are some quick data related to school staff. Not a lot of staff in the building
today so don’t know if we can get all of the other costs. Custodial would be
square footage. Wendy in food services should also be able to get an estimate. I
suggest we pattern information on a school that we already have if that makes
sense. For instance:

Schmitz Park and View Ridge are about 600 for next year, and their WSS is
approximately $3.5M.
If you are just talking core office staffing – then it would be $486K.


From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:32 PM
To: Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve BAR

Both if possible.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 27, 2014, at 1:20 PM, "Sebring, Linda" <lmsebring@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Are you just looking for the educational core staff from us or are you also
looking for cost estimates for custodial, maintenance, food services, etc?


From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 12:47 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Wolf, J oseph A; Sebring, Linda; Heath, Shauna L
Subject: Fed Reserve BAR

All,

How much do we budget to run/staff a 600 elementary building?
Trying to fill out a BAR to submit today for action on Wednesday.

Thanks,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Pham, Kathie T
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building Item
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:01:04 PM
Attachments: image002.png
image003.png
Thanks, Flip. We also need the MS word version of the BAR. Can you send that to me?

K

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 4:00 PM
To: Pham, Kathie T
Cc: Bath, Christine; Sebring, Linda
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Item

Kathie,

The BAR should have been with the routing sheet. I'm attaching the map that shows the distribution of
students. I'll see if I can find an electronic copy of the actual application. I might only have a paper copy.
Richard has had most sent to him, but he was out ill today.

Let me see what I can find.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: <Pham>, Kathie T <ktpham@seattleschools.org>
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:57 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Bath, Christine" <cbath@seattleschools.org>
Subject: Federal Reserve Building Item

Hi Flip,

I received the completed routing form from Linda Sebring, can you send me the BAR and
supporting documents for this item? We will get it posted on the agenda.
Thanks much,
Kathie

Kathie Thu Pham
Board Office Administrator
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0040
ktpham@seattleschools.org



From: Stroud, Yolanda
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 3:25:03 PM
Attachments: Eligible program examples draft gmb (3).pdf
Afternoon: This will depend on your application. Thanks. See attached.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 3:45 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

All,

One clarification. Is there any cost in acquiring the property/building from GSA? Are there any fees
associated with the transfer of title? Just having to get something ready for our board meeting on
Wednesday.

Thank you,

-Flip

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:44 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Herndon, Flip; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard: The attachment did not forward but I am sure what James advised is correct. We are in the
process of updating our application by year’s end and apologize if any documents were missing or
provided in error. I am again attaching the application documents to ensure nothing has been left
out. Please contact me with any additional questions.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - GSA has nothing to do with the application. You need to be talking to Yolanda Stroud
with the US Dept of Ed. The attached letter is a template of the Dept of Ed letter to the prospective
applicant not a GSA app cover letter.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:50 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were supposed
to complete this document and submit with our application. As we began working on
that document I am beginning to question if this was not a document that GSA was to
complete and provide City of Seattle/Seattle Public Schools. Do we need to submit
his cover letter with our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building? If we do who can I ask for some assistance concerning the later responses
to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal Reserve
Building application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers
submitted. That will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our
Department of Planning & Development (they handle environmental work) to look at
this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle
Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for
consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a
Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you
have made to provide me with the various facilities assessments that have been
conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

<GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc>
From: Ross Parker
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 12:31:28 PM
Richard,

Here are my edits:

2A.
The subject property for this application is the former Federal Reserve Bank Building located at
1015 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. The current building is located on approximately 0.60
acres and has four above-grade stories, one lower level partially below grade, one full basement,
and rooftop mechanical penthouses, for a total of approximately 108,500 gross square feet. The
building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The proposal for this application
increases the usable square footage by approximately 10,500 g.s.f., by adding floor area on the
2
nd
, 3
rd
, and 4
th
floors to the west and a covered activity area and stairwells on the western
portion of the roof.


R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 3:37 PM
To: Ross Parker
Subject: FW: Scanned Federal Application Property
Importance: High

Please review and edit the attached document.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:45 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Richard,
I think this will cover item 2 A. of the application. Need to include square footage of proposed
addition of space.---David

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:34 PM
To: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Ross,

I would like to review a hard copy of the documents on Monday at our 9:00 AM meeting here at
the Stanford Center, then receive the documents electronically to submit to DOE.

Richard

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:28 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Richard,

Below is the draft of our responses to the items in the Application flagged for Bassetti to address:

4E. It is proposed that the sole existing building on the site be largely retained. Selective
demolition is proposed:
- west wall and northwest stair tower above the 2
nd
floor along the west side against the alley;
- portions of the rooftop penthouses housing service spaces;
- miscellaneous roof-mounted mechanical equipment at the 1
st
floor terraces and rooftop levels;
- interior partitions, stairs, systems, finishes, and interior surfaces of exterior walls;
- windows and glass block fenestrations, to provide seismic and energy code-compliant windows;
- selective interior structural modifications for seismic upgrades and to accommodate larger
program elements (i.e. gymnasium);
- the main entry doors and lobby elements that do not meet current life safety or accessibility
requirements of the current building code; these would be replaced with new, code-compliant
elements designed to match the materials, color, and other properties of the existing elements as
closely as possible.

4F. Building Name/Description: Existing Federal Reserve Bank Building.
Proposed Use: K-5 Elementary School with an Elementary and Pre-Kindergarten childcare
program.
Date Use to Begin: Within years of date of possession (SPS to advise)
Approximate Cost: ___________
4H. Drawings Exhibits: __________

6A. Cost:
- estimated construction cost (Per Robinson Company estimate)
Please let us know if you require this in a different format than the above or than in the report we
are currently preparing, or we have missed anything.

Regards,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:19 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Scanned Federal Application Property

All,

Attached is a copy of the application concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building. We
have noted the responsibilities in the right margin of the document for each question. We are
reviewing internally at 11:00 AM today and will advise of any changes.

Richard

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:05 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Scanned Federal Application Property

Here you go.

Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org



From: Bennett, Erinn P
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: can you help?
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:55:29 AM
Sure, what do you need?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:48 AM
To: Bennett, Erinn P
Subject: can you help?

Erinn,

I’m wondering if you might help me with a BAR today. It’s a last minute add for Wednesday, but a
must for our application for the Fed Reserve. Do you have a few minutes (hopefully)?

Thanks,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; emercer@drizzle.com
Subject: RE: downtown building?
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:44:32 AM
Good Morning,

As has been quoted in several news articles already, SPS is working on completing an application
for the old Federal Reserve building downtown for a school. It does require quite a bit of work and
we do not have money on hand right now to do all the work. SPS is the primary applicant and that
has changed from what was originally intended. The original applicant was going to be the City of
Seattle, but that changed about a week ago.

July 3
rd
is the deadline, there is no flexibility on that date (we have asked several times). GSA could
take up to 18 months to review the application, but given the speed with which they reviewed the
previously application, I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard back much earlier than that.

Yes, enrollment concerns are factored within our planning and decision making about space for all
parts of the city. However, there are parameters associated with the Federal Reserve building that
we would have to work within. It is a good opportunity, but not a guarantee that we will receive
the building. We will know more after our application is reviewed.

-Flip

From: Peaslee, Sharon D
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 1:00 PM
To: emercer@drizzle.com
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: downtown building?

Hi Eden,

I'm going to let Flip respond to this and ask that he copy me so that I don't pass on any misinformation.

best,

Sharon Peaslee
Seattle School Board President
From: Eden Mack [emercer@drizzle.com]
Sent: Monday, J une 23, 2014 5:29 PM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: downtown building?
Hello Director Peaslee,

I’m curious to learn if SPS plans to pursue the federal building downtown.

I heard from a reputable federal source that there was a joint application (or letter) submitted by
SPS and the City for the building? Was that the original letter? Is there a plan to meet the current
July 3 deadline?

As you know, SCPTSA is concerned about how we are going to address our growing enrollment in
the coming years when we already know that BEX IV is not enough. While the funds don’t exist
now to remodel this building, it seems like the savings on the cost of the land might be worth it in
the long run. Free land is hard to come by, particularly in the densely developed parts of the city.

The City is continuing to build housing downtown like crazy.

Thanks,

Eden Mack, Legislative Chair
Seattle Council of Parent, Teacher and Student Associations
www.seattlecouncilptsa.org
Direct line: 206-240-6648


From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Blanford, Stephan; Carr, Sherry L; McLaren, Martha; Peters, Susan M; Martin-
Morris, Harium; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Fed Reserve, PreK, Eckstein Updates
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:26:51 AM
Attachments: Fed Reserve update.docx
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,

Attached is a narrative of the updates on the Fed Reserve/Downtown school, PreK, and Eckstein.
Please feel free to call or email if you have any additional questions or comments.

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: English, Ron
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: BAR for Wednesday?
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:06:52 AM
Thought i senty it out yesterday for comments.
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:06 AM
To: English, Ron
Subject: RE: BAR for Wednesday?
Did you start a BAR already?

From: English, Ron
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 9:06 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: BAR for Wednesday?

Sent wrong message.

i will prepare a resolution over the weekend, that can be posted on monday.

Go ahead and post the BAR today.
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 8:34 AM
To: English, Ron
Subject: RE: BAR for Wednesday?
No. Remember, this is the one that needed to be completed before we can submit our application
for the Fed Reserve building. Without the board resolution, our application will be rejected after
they read the second question.

From: English, Ron
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 8:33 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: BAR for Wednesday?

This is not what I intended. I don't have time today before I leave. Can we wait a week or two?
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 8:27 AM
To: English, Ron
Subject: BAR for Wednesday?
Ron,

Did you get a chance to do a first draft of a BAR for the Fed Reserve resolution? Just want to make
sure I can get it to Theresa today to post for Wednesday.

Thanks,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Stroud, Yolanda
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Friday, J une 27, 2014 5:44:41 AM
Attachments: 34 CFR 12 (7-1-10).pdf
Eligible program examples draft gmb.docx
environmental questionnaire.doc
P&M Guidelines for application.doc
Application.doc
Richard: The attachment did not forward but I am sure what James advised is correct. We are in the
process of updating our application by year’s end and apologize if any documents were missing or
provided in error. I am again attaching the application documents to ensure nothing has been left
out. Please contact me with any additional questions.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 27, 2014 1:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Bath, Christine; Kenny Pittman; Flip Herndon; Stroud, Yolanda
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - GSA has nothing to do with the application. You need to be talking to Yolanda Stroud
with the US Dept of Ed. The attached letter is a template of the Dept of Ed letter to the prospective
applicant not a GSA app cover letter.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:50 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were supposed
to complete this document and submit with our application. As we began working on
that document I am beginning to question if this was not a document that GSA was to
complete and provide City of Seattle/Seattle Public Schools. Do we need to submit
his cover letter with our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building? If we do who can I ask for some assistance concerning the later responses
to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Building in Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal Reserve
Building application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers
submitted. That will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our
Department of Planning & Development (they handle environmental work) to look at
this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle
Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for
consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a
Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you
have made to provide me with the various facilities assessments that have been
conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

<GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc>
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peters, Susan M
Cc: Banda, J ose L
Subject: Re: [DO NOT REPLY ALL] - Update on the Federal Building / downtown school option? (per Crosscut item)
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 5:57:15 PM
Sue,
I had a phone conference yesterday with Dept of Ed and a meeting today with the city. I will
be sending and update on both the Fed Reserve and PreK either later tonight or tomorrow
morning. The short answer is, there are some slight differences from the earlier updates I have
sent on the Fed Reserve as we have fully reviewed the application, but this would not be a
purchase, it would be receiving the building from GSA at no cost. Renovations would have
substantial costs. Again, more details with 24 hours.
-Flip
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 26, 2014, at 5:46 PM, "Peters, Susan M" <sue.peters@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Flip and J ose,
Can you please share with the Board an update on the Federal Building / downtown school
option?
According to an item in Crosscut on 6/24, some sort of joint plan with the city is moving
ahead:
Pushing for a downtown school
Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle’s proposal to
turn the old Federal Reserve Building in Seattle into a public school has moved into a
higher gear. The federal Department of Health and Human Services recently turned down
Compass Housing Alliance’s proposal to turn the downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
into a homeless shelter and center, due to inadequate financial resources, according to a
letter from the Department of Health & Human Services. (Compass has not returned a call
for comment.) Even though the J uly 3 application deadline is rapidly approaching,
Downtown Seattle Association Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development J on
Scholes said the process is running smoothly. “We have a good shot,” Scholes said, adding
that high utilization of the 90,000 square-foot building — which could serve about 660
students — is one of the proposal’s strengths. – E.W.
http://crosscut.com/2014/06/24/thedailytroll/120703/daily-troll-school-snacks-migrant-
kids-pot/
Is this accurate? Is SPS planning to enter into an agreement with the city to purchase the
building? If so, what would be the funding source, and details?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Regards,
Sue
Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Ross Parker
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Subject: SPS - Federal Reserve Building study - Monday meeting
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 5:45:11 PM
Richard,

We will bring the documents (including the cost estimate) to the JSCEE Monday 9:00 AM meeting.
Are you wanting The Robinson Company to attend? Sharon Kennedy can attend from 10:45; Dan
Cassady might be available at 9, but we won’t know his schedule until he returns into town late
Sunday.

Regards,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:34 PM
To: Ross Parker; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property
Importance: High

Ross,

I would like to review a hard copy of the documents on Monday at our 9:00 AM meeting here at
the Stanford Center, then receive the documents electronically to submit to DOE.

Richard

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:28 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Richard,

Below is the draft of our responses to the items in the Application flagged for Bassetti to address:

4E. It is proposed that the sole existing building on the site be largely retained. Selective
demolition is proposed:
- west wall and northwest stair tower above the 2
nd
floor along the west side against the alley;
- portions of the rooftop penthouses housing service spaces;
- miscellaneous roof-mounted mechanical equipment at the 1
st
floor terraces and rooftop levels;
- interior partitions, stairs, systems, finishes, and interior surfaces of exterior walls;
- windows and glass block fenestrations, to provide seismic and energy code-compliant windows;
- selective interior structural modifications for seismic upgrades and to accommodate larger
program elements (i.e. gymnasium);
- the main entry doors and lobby elements that do not meet current life safety or accessibility
requirements of the current building code; these would be replaced with new, code-compliant
elements designed to match the materials, color, and other properties of the existing elements as
closely as possible.

4F. Building Name/Description: Existing Federal Reserve Bank Building.
Proposed Use: K-5 Elementary School with an Elementary and Pre-Kindergarten childcare
program.
Date Use to Begin: Within years of date of possession (SPS to advise)
Approximate Cost: ___________
4H. Drawings Exhibits: __________

6A. Cost:
- estimated construction cost (Per Robinson Company estimate)
Please let us know if you require this in a different format than the above or than in the report we
are currently preparing, or we have missed anything.

Regards,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:19 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Scanned Federal Application Property

All,

Attached is a copy of the application concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building. We
have noted the responsibilities in the right margin of the document for each question. We are
reviewing internally at 11:00 AM today and will advise of any changes.

Richard

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:05 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Scanned Federal Application Property

Here you go.

Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org



From: Wang, Tingyu
To: Best, Richard L; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Application For Former Fed Reserve Building
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 3:58:26 PM
Attachments: SPS property list J une 2014.xlsx
Richard,

I have changed Old Van Asselt to “Service” and added description “early learning center and special
education program” (please see attached list). Thank you.

Tingyu

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 3:33 PM
To: Wang, Tingyu; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Application For Former Fed Reserve Building

Joe and Tingyu,

Given the recent conversation about Old Van Asselt is the Closed/Vacant designation correct?

Richard

From: Wang, Tingyu
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:53 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Application For Former Fed Reserve Building

Joe and Richard,

Attached is a list of the district properties. Please let me know if you would like me to change
anything. Thanks.

Tingyu

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 4:06 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Wang, Tingyu
Subject: RE: Application For Former Fed Reserve Building

Thank you

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 3:56 PM
To: Wang, Tingyu
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Application For Former Fed Reserve Building

Tingyu – By July 1 Richard needs a list of our properties, including:

- Name
- Street Address
- Size (acres)
- If leased: To whom

This list to include all properties, not just schools.

Let me know what support/additional information you need.

Joe Wolf
K-12 Planning Coordinator, Capital Projects and Planning
Seattle Public Schools

Email: jawolf@seattleschools.org
Cell: 206.255.8796
Desk: 206.252.0551

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Ross Parker"
Subject: FW: Scanned Federal Application Property
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 3:37:17 PM
Attachments: Federal Reserve Bank Application.docx
Please review and edit the attached document.

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:45 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Richard,
I think this will cover item 2 A. of the application. Need to include square footage of proposed
addition of space.---David

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:34 PM
To: 'Ross Parker'; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Ross,

I would like to review a hard copy of the documents on Monday at our 9:00 AM meeting here at
the Stanford Center, then receive the documents electronically to submit to DOE.

Richard

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:28 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Scanned Federal Application Property

Richard,

Below is the draft of our responses to the items in the Application flagged for Bassetti to address:

4E. It is proposed that the sole existing building on the site be largely retained. Selective
demolition is proposed:
- west wall and northwest stair tower above the 2
nd
floor along the west side against the alley;
- portions of the rooftop penthouses housing service spaces;
- miscellaneous roof-mounted mechanical equipment at the 1
st
floor terraces and rooftop levels;
- interior partitions, stairs, systems, finishes, and interior surfaces of exterior walls;
- windows and glass block fenestrations, to provide seismic and energy code-compliant windows;
- selective interior structural modifications for seismic upgrades and to accommodate larger
program elements (i.e. gymnasium);
- the main entry doors and lobby elements that do not meet current life safety or accessibility
requirements of the current building code; these would be replaced with new, code-compliant
elements designed to match the materials, color, and other properties of the existing elements as
closely as possible.

4F. Building Name/Description: Existing Federal Reserve Bank Building.
Proposed Use: K-5 Elementary School with an Elementary and Pre-Kindergarten childcare
program.
Date Use to Begin: Within years of date of possession (SPS to advise)
Approximate Cost: ___________
4H. Drawings Exhibits: __________

6A. Cost:
- estimated construction cost (Per Robinson Company estimate)
Please let us know if you require this in a different format than the above or than in the report we
are currently preparing, or we have missed anything.

Regards,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP, CEFP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:19 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Scanned Federal Application Property

All,

Attached is a copy of the application concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building. We
have noted the responsibilities in the right margin of the document for each question. We are
reviewing internally at 11:00 AM today and will advise of any changes.

Richard

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 8:05 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Scanned Federal Application Property

Here you go.

Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org



From: Best, Richard L
To: "W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF"
Cc: Bath, Christine
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:50:21 PM
Attachments: GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc
James,

When reviewing the GSA application cover letter I initially thought we were supposed to complete
this document and submit with our application. As we began working on that document I am
beginning to question if this was not a document that GSA was to complete and provide City of
Seattle/Seattle Public Schools. Do we need to submit his cover letter with our application for the
Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building? If we do who can I ask for some assistance concerning
the later responses to insert?

Richard



From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:13 PM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building in
Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal Reserve Building
application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers submitted. That
will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our Department of Planning &
Development (they handle environmental work) to look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle Public Schools
will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive
reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with the various
facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Best, Richard L
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:40:15 PM
Joe,

Brent will get you the school-by-school five-year forecast enrollment information tomorrow for the
schools adjacent where the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building is located.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:29 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Kroon, Brent R; Freistadt, J ay O
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

All – this is the school-by-school five-year forecast that Enrollment Planning produces each spring.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Please advise.

From: Kroon, Brent R
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard, when you say 5 year forecast – what do you mean exactly?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:04 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Kroon, Brent R
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Check with Brent Kroon.
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:00 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

To respond to the questionnaire concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building we would have the new 5-year forecast to do this work. Do you know when
that document will be available from Enrollment Planning?

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Kroon, Brent R
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:34:53 PM
the school-by-school five-year forecast that Enrollment Planning produces each spring.

From: Kroon, Brent R
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Let me come and talk to you quickly..

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:15 PM
To: Kroon, Brent R
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

We are looking for a 5-year enrollment forecast that we could utilize for our application submission
concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.

From: Kroon, Brent R
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard, when you say 5 year forecast – what do you mean exactly?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:04 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Kroon, Brent R
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building

Check with Brent Kroon.
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 26, 2014, at 2:00 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

To respond to the questionnaire concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank
Building we would have the new 5-year forecast to do this work. Do you know when
that document will be available from Enrollment Planning?

Richard
From: Teddy, Richard - (SEA)
To: rlbest@seattleschools.org
Subject: [QUARANTINED] Federal Reserve
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:28:51 PM
Importance: Low
Richard, can Turner assist in the analysis of the Federal Reserve building conversion to an
Elementary school?

Richard Teddy ¦ Project Executive
Turner Construction Company ¦ 830 4
th
Ave S, Ste 400¦ Seattle, WA 98134
Phone 206-396-3573 ¦ rteddy@tcco.com

From: Best, Richard L
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:12:51 PM
Attachments: GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc
Can you please modify the attached document. Address to:

Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

The federal name for the property is the “The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building in
Seattle, WA”.

Then place on District letter head electronically?

Yolanda would like to receive an electronic copy of our Downtown Federal Reserve Building
application.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers submitted. That
will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our Department of Planning &
Development (they handle environmental work) to look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle Public Schools
will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive
reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with the various
facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Wolf, J oseph A
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 1:57:06 PM
Richard: I will work with Chris to prepare a response that is in the context of how we (SPS)
calculates capacity and need for space.

Again, ideally we would have the new 5-year forecast to do this work. Please communicate that to
Flip when you have the opportunity. Thanks.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 1:52 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Joe,

We have no further direction and will look to you as to how to best respond to that question.
Utilizing the state standards will hurt our response as they are an artificially low square footage
allocation that most school districts in the State of Washington do not utilize.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 1:42 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Richardson, Christopher L
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Richard: Do we have more direction on answering question 5.C. of the application?

We have an analysis of capacity versus projected enrollment broken out by region and can attach
that with some context narrative from me. The issue is that for it to be completely up-to-date, we
need the new 5-year forecasts from Enrollment Planning and a bit of time to apply them to our
data set.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:12 AM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Yolanda,

Please confirm that it is you Seattle Public Schools will submit the application??? You desire to
receive it electronically??? This is the correct e-mail address to submit the application???

Richard

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 7:07 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Good Morning: I spoke with GSA this morning and they are firm on the submittal date. The
application should be submitted by COB July3rd. Thanks so much.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 3:09 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L (rlbest@seattleschools.org); Herndon, Flip
(ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Hi Yolanda,

Nice talking to you this morning.

Here is Jim Biederman’s e-mail dated April 4
th
regarding the city and school district working
together.

Again, thank you for all your assistance.

Kenny

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 11:41 AM
To: J ohnson, Gary; LTHerndon@seattleschools.org; Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg


We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Lloyd Skinner"
Cc: Wolf, J oseph A; Ross Parker; Ikuno Masterson
Subject: RE: Proposal for Environmental Services related to the Federal Reserve Building
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 1:12:08 PM
Yes, please do call Ross when needed.

From: Lloyd Skinner [mailto:LSkinner@esassoc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 1:07 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Wolf, J oseph A; Ross Parker; Ikuno Masterson
Subject: Re: Proposal for Environmental Services related to the Federal Reserve Building

I'm thinking we'll practically be done by then, Richard. We can just give Ross a call if that's OK.

Lloyd
On Jun 25, 2014, at 12:58 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Lloyd and Joe,

Should I arrange a meeting for Monday, June 30, 2014, with Bassetti Architects to
discuss the project then visit the site? They and their consultant team are slammed
right now getting the conceptual layout of the school completed and cost estimate
prepared. Unfortunately the schedule GSA created for this effort will not support
much else. Please advise ASAP.

Richard

From: Lloyd Skinner [mailto:LSkinner@esassoc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 12:50 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Proposal for Environmental Services related to the Federal Reserve Building

Hi, Joe –

ESA is able to respond to this request for environmental services
related to possible SPS use of the Federal Reserve Bank Building in
downtown Seattle WA. Following is ESA’s proposal for these
services:


ESA was contracted (SPS Contract No. K1064) to provide
environmental services in support of the BEX IV capital program.
ESA now proposes Contract Modification No. 3 to that contract,
to shift remaining funds to a new task, called “Environmental
Services Related to the Federal Reserve Building.” As discussed
in the BEX IV Environmental Impact Statement, a downtown school
was identified as a possibility during review of alternatives
for BEX IV. Proposed new services are related to implementation
of the BEX IV capital program.

The new scope of work would be as follows:
• Objective: ESA will complete the Environmental
Questionaire required for transfer of federal property to
non-federal ownership, in support of potential use of the
Federal Reserve Building by SPS for a downtown school.
• Tasks
o Meet with SPS and Bassetti Architects to gather
information about the SPS proposal
o Visit the project site
o Prepare draft responses to the Environmental
Questionaire, using readily available existing
information
o Provide copy of draft responses to SPS for review
o Revise and finalize Environmental Questionaire
• Schedule
o Finalized Environmental Questionaire to be provided
to SPS by July 1, 2014.
• Assumptions
o Questionaire will be completed using readily
available existing information. Traffic modeling,
visual resources modeling, or analysis of historic
resources beyond readily available information is
not included.
o Responding to comments and requests for additional
information or revisions from federal or other
reviewers following submittal on July 1 is not
included in the scope of work, and may require
modifications to the scope, schedule, and budget.
• Budget
o This Modification No. 3 would be a no-cost
modification.
o Modification No. 2 to Contract K1064 (copy attached)
included additional budget of $16,961. Approximately
$12,400 of that budget was spent. ESA proposes that
the remaining $4,560 be transferred to Modification
No. 3, allowing ESA to invoice for work required to
complete the scope of work described above.
o Work would be charged at ESA’s standard billing
rates.
o If further environmental services are needed in
support of the SPS proposal, such as responding to
federal requests for revisions or SPS SEPA review,
additional funding may be requested.


Joe, I hope this proposal meets your needs. Please let me know if
you need anything else. Thank you, Richard, for your email last
evening indicating that the earlier general description of this
approach was acceptable. We’ll get started as soon as I hear that
this proposal is acceptable.

As always, we appreciate the opportunity to work with SPS. We
believe very strongly in your mission, and work hard to give you
the most cost-effective services available. We will give the
assignment our very best effort!

Lloyd

Lloyd Skinner, AICP
Senior Vice President | Regional Director
ESA | Northwest
5309 Shilshole Avenue NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789-9658 | 206.789-9684 fax
cell 206.919-5090
lskinner@esassoc.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolf, Joseph A [mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:28 PM
To: Lloyd Skinner
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental
Questionaire

Lloyd: Hope this finds you well!

Per below and attached, we need ESA's assistance to complete the
environmental questionnaire. Deadline is July 1.

Let me know what additional information you need, and if a contract
mod is necessary. Thanks.

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Best, Richard L"
<rlbest@seattleschools.org<mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org>>
Date: June 24, 2014 at 11:59:26 AM PDT
To: "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org<mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental
Questionaire

Joe,

Per our conversation today my understanding is that Lloyd Skinner
will complete the environmental questionnaire. Concerning the
format I am thinking that Lloyd Skinner would insert a response
after each question regarding our application for the Downtown
Federal Reserve Building.

Richard
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: English, Ron; Herndon, Flip
Cc: Best, Richard L; Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Questions on W-P and downtown school
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 11:51:16 AM
Ron,
Thanks for answering questions 1 and 2 from Ms. Westbrook-see her email below.
I’m going to wait until Flip gets back, so I can send responses to all 5 of her questions at the same
time.
From: English, Ron
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 11:46 AM
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Mr. Hill has represented the District for over 20 years in land use matters, including SEPA, MUP and
Departure proceedings.

If the departure is not approved, and the District has to eliminate or radically reduce playfields, it
will be necessary to acquire additional property in the area to meet our educational specifications.
We would first seek to purchase adjacent properties, and if that is not successful to use the power
of eminent domain. That last occurred in conjunction with the acquisition of land for the African
American Academy.

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 9:52 AM
To: 'Melissa Westbrook'
Cc: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Melissa – I am asking Tom Redman (copied here) to research answers to your questions, as he is
the facilities communications person.
Teresa


From: Melissa Westbrook [mailto:westello@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 9:50 AM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Questions on W-P and downtown school

Dear Teresa,
I have a couple of questions.
1) I note that the district has hired the law firm of McCullough, Hill, Leary to represent its
interests in Wilson-Pacific. Could you tell me why that was done and the costs for this work
to the district?
2) Also, the letter sent by MHL by G. Richard Hill on June 20,2014 references "condemning
single family homes as needed to expand the site." Further, Richard Best in Capital Planning
in a letter dated June 25, 2014 to the Development Standards Advisory Ctm said,
"This will result in severely compromised fields that adversely affect the education of the
children or the District could expand the site through exercising the power of eminent
domain, as it has done in the past."
Could you let me know when the district last used the "power of eminent domain?"
Date/building/circumstance?
3) Is there any word on updates about the Board and their considerations should
Superintendent Banda leave?
4) Has the district signed any agreement/MOU with the City about pre-school space/help?
5) Crosscut has, in its updates about issues around the city on June 24th, this:
Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle’s proposal to
turn the old Federal Reserve Building in Seattle into a public school has moved into a higher
gear.
I was not aware that these three entities had a proposal nor that they were working
together. Is this true? If so, may I receive a copy of the proposal as soon as it is available?
Does Dr. Herndon have any statement on being able to get a proposal to the feds by the July
3rd deadline?
Thanks,
Melissa Westbrook
Seattle Schools Community Forum blog
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Pittman, Kenny"; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:57:27 AM
We will plan to submit electronically on July 3, 2014.

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:56 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Hi Richard & Flip,

Sorry, but was not able to pin down a specific date for filing the lawsuit….just they will pursue their
options, that includes a lawsuit.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:19 AM
To: 'Stroud, Yolanda'
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Thank you will do.

I assume COB means close of business Pacific Standard Time and not East Coast Standard Time.

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:14 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Richard: Please submit the application electronically as long as it is complete to
Yolanda.stroud@ed.gov

Thanks.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 11:12 AM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Yolanda,

Please confirm that it is you Seattle Public Schools will submit the application??? You desire to
receive it electronically??? This is the correct e-mail address to submit the application???

Richard

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 7:07 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Good Morning: I spoke with GSA this morning and they are firm on the submittal date. The
application should be submitted by COB July3rd. Thanks so much.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 3:09 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L (rlbest@seattleschools.org); Herndon, Flip
(ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Hi Yolanda,

Nice talking to you this morning.

Here is Jim Biederman’s e-mail dated April 4
th
regarding the city and school district working
together.

Again, thank you for all your assistance.

Kenny

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 11:41 AM
To: J ohnson, Gary; LTHerndon@seattleschools.org; Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg


We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Stroud, Yolanda
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:22:44 AM
Yes. Pacific Time.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 11:19 AM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Thank you will do.

I assume COB means close of business Pacific Standard Time and not East Coast Standard Time.

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:14 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Richard: Please submit the application electronically as long as it is complete to
Yolanda.stroud@ed.gov

Thanks.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 11:12 AM
To: Stroud, Yolanda
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov; 'Ross Parker'; Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David;
Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Yolanda,

Please confirm that it is you Seattle Public Schools will submit the application??? You desire to
receive it electronically??? This is the correct e-mail address to submit the application???

Richard

From: Stroud, Yolanda [mailto:Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov]
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 7:07 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Cc: wjames.biederman@gsa.gov
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg.

Good Morning: I spoke with GSA this morning and they are firm on the submittal date. The
application should be submitted by COB July3rd. Thanks so much.


Yolanda Stroud, Realty Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Office of Management, Management Services
Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1520
Dallas, Texas 75202

Office (214) 661-9599
Cell (202) 536-8963

I welcome your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the following customer satisfaction survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/frpd_customer_satisfaction


From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 3:09 PM
To: Stroud, Yolanda; Best, Richard L (rlbest@seattleschools.org); Herndon, Flip
(ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Hi Yolanda,

Nice talking to you this morning.

Here is Jim Biederman’s e-mail dated April 4
th
regarding the city and school district working
together.

Again, thank you for all your assistance.

Kenny

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 11:41 AM
To: J ohnson, Gary; LTHerndon@seattleschools.org; Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg


We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Best, Richard L
To: Graefinghoff, Eva
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire
Date: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 8:21:56 AM
Eva,

See e-mail below. I put the notebooks back on your chair.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 6:13 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Yes.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 25, 2014, at 4:30 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Joe,

Should I throw the document away???

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 9:32 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Graefinghoff, Eva
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Richard/Eva: Please disregard the hard copy of the FCA from yesterday. We are
finding some significant edits that need to happen. We will have a corrected hard
copy version available no later than July 7th.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 24, 2014, at 6:15 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Yes SPS can support this request.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 24, 2014, at 5:22 PM, "Lloyd Skinner" <LSkinner@esassoc.com>
wrote:
Hi, Joe and Richard –

Joe, of course we’re happy to help SPS with
this quick turnaround assignment. I think I
have an option here for a way to get started:

We have the old Mod #2 for the BEX IV work,
which authorized SEPA EIS Appeal Services for
$16,000. We spent about $11,500 on the appeal
support, so still have about $4,500 remaining
on that contract. The contract and the mod do
not have expiration dates, so I think they
should still be OK to use. The initial BEX IV
EIS contract was signed in November 2011, and
Mod 2 was signed in September 2012. The
initial contract called for “SEPA Analysis for
BEX IV Proposals.” The BEX IV EIS noted the
possibility of a new downtown school, so I
think we could argue that the intent is close
enough to continue with this previously
authorized budget.

What I suggest, if it sounds OK to you (and
Ron? Pegi? Contracting people?), is to simply
send you an email request for Mod #3, to
modify scope with no budget addition, and
shift the remaining $4500 over to a new Task
for “Federal Reserve Building Environmental
Services.” That would get us started and able
to complete a draft of the questionnaire for
your review and submittal prior to July 1.

My suspicion is that we’d need to do some
supplemental work following that first
submittal, and we could work on a mod to cover
any additional services after the one-week
rush is over. $4500 would get us maybe a
week’s work of time for a planner to breeze
through the 41 questions, but would not be
enough to support a traffic analysis, for
example, and we’d need to keep any other
issues pretty contained (e.g., historic
resources).

I haven’t talked to the architect yet, wanted
to get your feedback on this approach first.
Does this sound like a plan you can support?

I’m happy to follow up on other suggestions if
this sounds difficult!

Lloyd

-----Original Message-----
From: Wolf, Joseph A
[mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:28 PM
To: Lloyd Skinner
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building
- Environmental Questionaire

Lloyd: Hope this finds you well!

Per below and attached, we need ESA's
assistance to complete the environmental
questionnaire. Deadline is July 1.

Let me know what additional information you
need, and if a contract mod is necessary.
Thanks.

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Best, Richard L"
<rlbest@seattleschools.org<mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org>>
Date: June 24, 2014 at 11:59:26 AM PDT
To: "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org<mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building
- Environmental Questionaire

Joe,

Per our conversation today my understanding is
that Lloyd Skinner will complete the
environmental questionnaire. Concerning the
format I am thinking that Lloyd Skinner would
insert a response after each question
regarding our application for the Downtown
Federal Reserve Building.

Richard
From: Lloyd Skinner
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Proposal for Environmental Services related to the Federal Reserve Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 12:50:41 PM
Attachments: SPS K1064 Mod No. 2.pdf
Hi, Joe –

ESA is able to respond to this request for environmental services related to
possible SPS use of the Federal Reserve Bank Building in downtown Seattle WA.
Following is ESA’s proposal for these services:


ESA was contracted (SPS Contract No. K1064) to provide environmental
services in support of the BEX IV capital program. ESA now proposes
Contract Modification No. 3 to that contract, to shift remaining funds to
a new task, called “Environmental Services Related to the Federal Reserve
Building.” As discussed in the BEX IV Environmental Impact Statement, a
downtown school was identified as a possibility during review of
alternatives for BEX IV. Proposed new services are related to
implementation of the BEX IV capital program.

The new scope of work would be as follows:
• Objective: ESA will complete the Environmental Questionaire required
for transfer of federal property to non-federal ownership, in
support of potential use of the Federal Reserve Building by SPS for
a downtown school.
• Tasks
o Meet with SPS and Bassetti Architects to gather information
about the SPS proposal
o Visit the project site
o Prepare draft responses to the Environmental Questionaire, using
readily available existing information
o Provide copy of draft responses to SPS for review
o Revise and finalize Environmental Questionaire
• Schedule
o Finalized Environmental Questionaire to be provided to SPS by
July 1, 2014.
• Assumptions
o Questionaire will be completed using readily available existing
information. Traffic modeling, visual resources modeling, or
analysis of historic resources beyond readily available
information is not included.
o Responding to comments and requests for additional information
or revisions from federal or other reviewers following
submittal on July 1 is not included in the scope of work, and
may require modifications to the scope, schedule, and budget.
• Budget
o This Modification No. 3 would be a no-cost modification.
o Modification No. 2 to Contract K1064 (copy attached) included
additional budget of $16,961. Approximately $12,400 of that
budget was spent. ESA proposes that the remaining $4,560 be
transferred to Modification No. 3, allowing ESA to invoice for
work required to complete the scope of work described above.
o Work would be charged at ESA’s standard billing rates.
o If further environmental services are needed in support of the
SPS proposal, such as responding to federal requests for
revisions or SPS SEPA review, additional funding may be
requested.


Joe, I hope this proposal meets your needs. Please let me know if you need
anything else. Thank you, Richard, for your email last evening indicating
that the earlier general description of this approach was acceptable. We’ll
get started as soon as I hear that this proposal is acceptable.

As always, we appreciate the opportunity to work with SPS. We believe very
strongly in your mission, and work hard to give you the most cost-effective
services available. We will give the assignment our very best effort!

Lloyd

Lloyd Skinner, AICP
Senior Vice President | Regional Director
ESA | Northwest
5309 Shilshole Avenue NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789-9658 | 206.789-9684 fax
cell 206.919-5090
lskinner@esassoc.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolf, Joseph A [mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:28 PM
To: Lloyd Skinner
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Lloyd: Hope this finds you well!

Per below and attached, we need ESA's assistance to complete the environmental
questionnaire. Deadline is July 1.

Let me know what additional information you need, and if a contract mod is
necessary. Thanks.

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Best, Richard L"
<rlbest@seattleschools.org<mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org>>
Date: June 24, 2014 at 11:59:26 AM PDT
To: "Wolf, Joseph A"
<jawolf@seattleschools.org<mailto:jawolf@seattleschools.org>>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Joe,

Per our conversation today my understanding is that Lloyd Skinner will
complete the environmental questionnaire. Concerning the format I am
thinking that Lloyd Skinner would insert a response after each question
regarding our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Building.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 12:28:26 PM
Attachments: Compass Housing determination letter.pdf
Flip,

When I read the e-mail below I would not interpret it as indicating that Seattle Public Schools
should submit the application. Was that e-mail addressed to you??? Should I review/confirm with
Jim Beiderman our approach for the application???

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 12:09 PM
To: Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov; Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Hi Yolanda,

Nice talking to you this morning.

Here is Jim Biederman’s e-mail dated April 4
th
regarding the city and school district working
together.

Again, thank you for all your assistance.

Kenny

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 11:41 AM
To: J ohnson, Gary; LTHerndon@seattleschools.org; Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg


We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Best, Richard L
To: "yolanda.stroud@ed.gov"
Cc: "Pittman, Kenny"; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Seattle Public Schools Application Submission for Downtown Federal Reserve Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 11:12:16 AM
Yolanda,

It was a pleasure to speak with you this morning.

Per our conversation Seattle Public Schools would appreciate having additional time to complete
our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Building for use as 500-600 student Pre-K
through Fifth Grade Elementary School. Seattle Public Schools has been diligently working on our
application since we were notified by the Department of General Services Administration that the
prior application was denied. We have met with representatives from Bassetti Architects to
develop a conceptual plan for the adaptive reuse of the building as a school and presently have
The Robinson Company preparing a cost estimate for the identified renovations. Any additional
time that you could negotiate with the Department of General Services Administration for Seattle
Public Schools to complete their application would be greatly appreciated. We await your
response.

Sincerely,

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Herndon, Flip
Date: Wednesday, J une 25, 2014 10:59:41 AM
Attachments: Fed Reserve.docx


Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Ross Parker
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 6:18:59 PM
Richard,

We will provide whatever we can to assist Lloyd (should he need anything) and will focus our
efforts on completing the study, cost report, and the application form. Were there any changes
you wanted to make to the application form? I will have a draft of our responses on the
application form to you Thursday morning.

Thanks,

Ross

R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 11:57 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

All,

Please be advised that we will have another firm complete this questionnaire on our behalf – Lloyd
Skinner.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 9:44 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; 'Dan Miles'; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

All,

In reviewing the application that we need to submit on July 2, 2014, I believe that the
environmental questionnaire should be responded to by Bassetti Architects and your consultant
team. Bassetti Architects would be most familiar with the proposed construction activities to turn
the existing Downtown Federal Reserve Building into a school. Please review the questionnaire
and advise if this approach is reasonable.

Concerning the format I am thinking that Bassetti Architects would insert a response after each
question.

Richard
From: Lloyd Skinner
To: Best, Richard L; Wolf, J oseph A
Cc: "Ross Parker"
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 1:00:04 PM
Thanks, Joe and Richard –

I’ll take a look through the material and get back to you soon. Joe, I’ll have to see if we have any
budget left in the old BEX IV contract (or if it’s even still active). We have a number of SPS projects
going on at this time, but all are pretty specific in scope; the BEX one was at least more general. If
that doesn’t look like it’ll work, we’ll have to figure out some alternative arrangement for
contracting. And thanks for the contact, for Ross Parker, Richard.

More soon!

Lloyd

Lloyd Skinner, AICP
Senior Vice President | Regional Director
ESA | Northwest
5309 Shilshole Avenue NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789-9658 | 206.789-9684 fax
cell 206.919-5090
lskinner@esassoc.com


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 12:46 PM
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Lloyd Skinner
Cc: 'Ross Parker'
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Joe and Lloyd,

SPS is working with Bassetti Architects – Ross Parker who can describe the proposed improvements
to the Downtown Federal Reserve Building. I am copying him with this e-mail so you have his
contact information.

Richard

From: Wolf, J oseph A
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 12:28 PM
To: lskinner@esassoc.com
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Lloyd: Hope this finds you well!

Per below and attached, we need ESA's assistance to complete the environmental questionnaire.
Deadline is July 1.

Let me know what additional information you need, and if a contract mod is necessary. Thanks.
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Date: June 24, 2014 at 11:59:26 AM PDT
To: "Wolf, Joseph A" <jawolf@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire
Joe,

Per our conversation today my understanding is that Lloyd Skinner will complete the
environmental questionnaire. Concerning the format I am thinking that Lloyd Skinner
would insert a response after each question regarding our application for the
Downtown Federal Reserve Building.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Ross Parker"
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 12:02:06 PM
Ross,

We will be hiring Lloyd Skinner to assist us with this effort. Any info that you can provide would be
helpful. Joe Wolf will be coordinating this effort on our behalf.

Richard

From: Ross Parker [mailto:rparker@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 11:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Richard,

We received both of your emails this morning and will make our best attempt at providing the
required information. For the Environmental Questionnaire, it appears much of the information is
beyond our area of knowledge or expertise and would normally be provided by an
Environmental/SEPA consultant. We will give it our best effort and get the first draft of the
questionnaire back to you later today for final editing.

Regards,

Ross
R. Ross Parker AIA, LEED AP
Associate

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 9:44 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

All,

In reviewing the application that we need to submit on July 2, 2014, I believe that the
environmental questionnaire should be responded to by Bassetti Architects and your consultant
team. Bassetti Architects would be most familiar with the proposed construction activities to turn
the existing Downtown Federal Reserve Building into a school. Please review the questionnaire
and advise if this approach is reasonable.

Concerning the format I am thinking that Bassetti Architects would insert a response after each
question.

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 12:00:06 PM
Joe,

We need the info by Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 11:59 AM
To: Wolf, J oseph A
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - Environmental Questionaire

Joe,

Per our conversation today my understanding is that Lloyd Skinner will complete the environmental
questionnaire. Concerning the format I am thinking that Lloyd Skinner would insert a response
after each question regarding our application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Building.

Richard
From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L; English, Ron
Subject: RE: Suit
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 11:39:06 AM
I'll check into this. Will also contact GSA with a question if there is an appeal, what does that do to our timeline.
Kenny
-----Original Message-----
From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:33 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Best, Richard L; English, Ron
Subject: Re: Suit
Kenny,
Do have an idea when? I don't want us to put a lot of time, effort and expense if a law suit is going to push this out.
We also are reviewing the application and there are some concerns that we are talking through. But the timeline is
out most pressing challenge right now.
Thanks,
-Flip
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 24, 2014, at 9:50 AM, "Pittman, Kenny"
<Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov<mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov>> wrote:
Hi Flip,
Talked with the Coalition director yesterday and they are going to pursue their options, including a lawsuit.
Hopefully the news about the Superintendent does not change things.
Kenny
From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:45 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Subject: Suit
Kenny,
Any word on a law suit being filed in the Fed Reserve building issue? Just curious.
-Flip
Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning Seattle Public School
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: 1:1 Richard/Flip
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 7:52:44 AM
Absolutely.

_____________________________________________
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 7:34 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: 1:1 Richard/Flip


Flip,

Can I utilize this time with you to review the application questions for the Downtown Federal
Reserve Building??? Can I invite Ron English and Joe Wolf to this meeting as they will need to
provide some information for the application as well???

Richard

-----Original Appointment-----
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:18 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Subject: 1:1 Richard/Flip
When: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Where: 2027




From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - J uly 2, 2014 Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, J une 24, 2014 7:17:17 AM
Flip,

In reviewing the application for the Downtown Federal Reserve Building it states “B. Authorized
representative – Name and title of the individual who has been authorized by resolution of your
governing authority in the exhibit attached to this application to negotiate and accept acquisition
of the requested Federal real property at public benefit allowance discount.” I would interpret
that to mean we are going to need a resolution from the Board of Directors authorizing you to
negotiate and accept acquisition of the requested Federal real property at public benefit allowance
discount. Can we implement a Board Action Request for this item without it having gone to the
Operations Committee??? Should we indicate the need for this resolution in the Memo to the
Board that is going out this Friday??? Please advise ASAP.

Richard
From: Skowyra, Bruce
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building
Date: Monday, J une 23, 2014 2:48:03 PM
Hi Richard,
My entire department is thrilled you are here!! It is refreshing to have a Capital Director looking at
the entire picture.

Thanks again.

Bruce Skowyra
Director of Facilities
Seattle Public Schools
206 252-0609 Desk
206 391-4190 Cell

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Monday, J une 23, 2014 2:42 PM
To: Skowyra, Bruce
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Thank Bruce, I try to be a good steward of the taxpayers fiscal resources but do not want to create
long term problems for your department. I thought this was a reasonable compromise that all
could support but wanted to check to confirm direction provided Bassetti Architects.

Richard

From: Skowyra, Bruce
Sent: Monday, J une 23, 2014 1:40 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Cc: Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Hi Richard,
I am in agreement with your direction.
Thanks!

Bruce Skowyra
Director of Facilities
Seattle Public Schools
206 252-0609 Desk
206 391-4190 Cell

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Monday, J une 23, 2014 8:55 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; Skowyra, Bruce
Cc: Becker, Eric P; Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building

Flip and Bruce,

Last Friday, June 20, 2014, I had the opportunity to tour the Downtown Federal Reserve Building
with representatives from Bassetti Architects, their engineering consultant team and The Robinson
Company. I was impressed by the quality of the facility and the condition of the existing
equipment. A question arose as to whether we should consider reusing the existing
systems/equipment in preparation of a cost estimate to renovate the building for use as a Pre-K
through 5 grade use. My direction to Bassetti Architects and their consultants was that if the
existing systems/equipment had ten years of projected life we should consider reuse in lieu of
replacement even if the existing systems/equipment did not meet our current technical
specifications. Your thoughts???

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: Downtown Federal Reserve Building
Date: Monday, J une 23, 2014 12:44:42 PM
Tom,

I learned of an article in the Daily Journal of Commerce last week concerning the Downtown
Federal reserve Building. Can you go to their website and see if you can find it for me??? Many
thanks,

Richard
From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC
To: Best, Richard L; Lorne McConachie
Cc: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
Subject: Final Preservation Covenant for the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Monday, J une 23, 2014 8:52:55 AM
Attachments: Preservation Covenant Final Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.docx
FRB BPP Zones.pdf
FRB No Adv Effect letter.pdf
SHPO Confirming No Adv Eff Ltr _040814.pdf
Richard/Lorne
Please forward on the attached to the rest of you group:
Preservation Covenant
Building Preservation Plan
Finding of No Adverse Effect, and
SHPO's confirmation of those findings
Thank you
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF <wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 8:53 AM
Subject: Fwd: draft preservation covenant for the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
To: Gary Johnson <gary.johnson@seattle.gov>, sarah.sodt@seattle.gov,
kathleenb@historicseattle.org, Kenny Pittman <kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>,
LTHerndon@seattleschools.org, Jon Scholes <jons@downtownseattle.org>
Cc: Maureen Sheehan <maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>, Story Swett <story.swett@gsa.gov>
FYI. The SHPO has approved the draft preservation covenant and has concurred in GSA's
determination of no adverse effect. See attached letter from the SHPO. Thus, GSA's Section
106 process under the National Historic Preservation Act is complete and we will not be
holding a public meeting. The preservation covenant below will be in the deed conveying
the property and enforced by the SHPO.
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204
--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Kellie LaRue
To: Martha McLaren
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Building
Date: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 10:33:13 PM
Excellent!!
The reason I keep plugging at this capacity stuff is that when it hits, it is going to be like the
baby boom, seattle version. The issue is simply too big for any one group to handle alone.
The State of Washington and the City of Seattle have simply failed their fiduciary duty. Both
the state and the city have passed significant legislation over 30 years now that was designed
to preserve farm land and increase urban densification. I think that is a great plan, but at no
point, did anyone in the planning process include any funding for additional schools.
Ultimate the real tragedy of the closures is that the closures enabled the mythology that urban
densification does not create any accountability for public education. One of the saddest
meetings I ever attended was with the project manager for Seattle urban village. The look on
his face as I explained that the school were full was tragic. He had that aha moment when he
realized that schools "should" have been in the foundational planning documents but he
explained that since Seattle was "closing schools" it seemed silly to have "adding schools"
anywhere on the City of Seattle's planning list for urban villages.
The urban village documentation is immense. It covers new parks to support the villages, new
utilities, new roads, new traffic, but nothing about schools.
On Jun 22, 2014, at 10:25 PM, McLaren, Martha <mlmclaren@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I get what you’re saying.

m

Marty McLaren
Director, Seattle Public Schools District VI
martha.mclaren@seattleschools.org

From: Kellie LaRue [mailto:klarue@me.com]
Sent: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 10:07 PM
To: McLaren, Martha
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Building

Thanks Marty, I also think this is a great opportunity.

I hope I didn't imply that staff was dragging their heels. I wasn't there at the end
of the meeting so I don't know what precisely happened. I just know that Eden
called me and asked me what I thought about the building. She was concerned
that Gail might manage to persuade folks that the building was a not a good use of
time or money. I typically agree with most of what Gail has to say. In this case, I
had a different point of view as I think it is a great opportunity. '

If the issue is really just a matter of funding, I may be way-too-pollyanna for my
own good some days, however, I think that a statement that SPS is looking for
assistance to secure the funding to the building might be enough to activate the
Downtown Association. Now that the former president of the Downtown
Association is now the Deputy Mayor, that makes for a very nice leverage point
for them to activate their network of people that have been supporting downtown
schools to really put together the coalition necessary to make this work.

Really, in the long run, it is much better for all of the community if people pull
together multiple streams of funding, rather than simply thinking SPS has deep
enough pockers for projects like this.

Thank you again for the quick reply.

Kellie






On Jun 22, 2014, at 9:57 PM, McLaren, Martha <mlmclaren@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Thanks, Kellie. I’m definitely appreciating feeling better.

My impression is that no one in SPS is dragging their heels re the Fed Reserve Building.
The problems have to do with making it happen, finding the money, etc. We are
watching the situation closely and exploring all options that would make this feasible.
There are a lot of obstacles, but, it’s clearly a great opportunity.

We will see.

Best,

Marty McLaren
Director, Seattle Public Schools District VI
martha.mclaren@seattleschools.org

From: Kellie LaRue [mailto:klarue@me.com]
Sent: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 7:14 PM
To: McLaren, Martha
Subject: Downtown Federal Building



Hi Marty,

It was really nice to see you with such color in your cheeks on Thursday. You looked
really good. I am writing you tonight at the suggestion of Eden. I needed to leave
immediately after the event on Thursday so I could not hang around to talk.

Eden asked me to contact you about the Downtown Building as Gail was sharing her
opinion that we should pass on the downtown buidling as we could spend $40M on
so many other things.

While I appreciate Gail's point of view and passion on the topic, I have to say I
strongly disagree with her assessment for many reasons, not the least of which is
that Gail has set up a very false premise with regard to $40M. Her entire argument
rests on the notion that we have $40 Million just lying around to spend. If that were
the case, of all the things you could buy with that money, I doubt this would be my
first choice. However, that is simply just not the case.

Let's just start with the money. An extraordinary purchase like this is likely be a great
opportunity to secure funding from ADDITIONAL sources. It is very likely the
Downtown Association would help pressure the City and State for extra funds. This
would even be a potential funding option for someone like the Gates Foundation.
Regardless, the process would open up the question of how do you pay for things
like this and I think that conversation desperately needs to happen.

This conversation needs to happen because, property and property acquisition is a
huge deal. If you read the history of Seattle Schools, the majority of new schools
came from donations like this. The majority of current schools were converted
property from other government status or donations. We don't have a history of
property acquisition and SPS does not seem to be believe they need to be in the
property acquisition business despite the severity of multiple capacity issues.

Something that keeps getting glossed over is that geography is critical to a
geographic based enrollment system. As such any property that is the core of the
district is a good property. The land involved in this deal is in a critical location. No
mater what happens in the next 20 years, SPS is going to need additional NEW
properties in the parts of town where significant property has been sold in the past
and that includes the downtown area, where all former property holdings have been
sold

IMHO, the sale of Queen Anne High School was criminal as the Queen Anne
location was critical to geographic assignment system. A property like the downtown
federal building begins to fill some geographic holes and again IMHO, filling in the
geographic holes is utterly essential for any long term capacity plan to work.

If TT Minor were available as an elementary school, then it is highly unlikely there
would be need for a downtown elementary school. However, staff seem determined
to convert TT Minor to a high school, which will create the need for a downtown
elementary school in the not too distant future. Seattle is growing at an extraordinary
rate and the rate of growth is expected to double.

Please encourage staff to apply for this building as there are not likely to be many
opportunities like this. BEX is not going to provide even close to enough capacity.
The BEX IV plan was designed with very different enrollment growth curves in mind.

You might remember that the original BEX plan was intended to bring portable usage
down to 5%. That is the only thing that is saving the capacity issues. Because there
was such an aggressive portable removal factored into the planning, that means that
with the district growing to 15% portable usage that capacity could hold together.
Also please remember that FOUR entire buildings have been added to the mix -
Schmitz Park and Decatur were scheduled to be returned to inventory and will be
active buildings. Cedar Park was added after the BEX process. The Queen Anne
Building for Cascade was also added after the fact. All told, these 4 building
represent 1,000 seats that have been added to the process. It is those additional
seats that is making it look like the BEX plan is working. However, we are only 18
months into this BEX cycle and we have added 4 buildings and at least 60 portables
more than original plan.

Please lmk if you have any questions.

Thank you!
Kellie
From: Herndon, Flip
To: McLaren, Martha
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Building
Date: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 10:30:51 PM
Marty,
We have had several conversations with the Downtown Association and the city. Nobody is coming
forward with any additional funding, many offers of help, but none in the form of financial assistance yet.
Again, more information coming after Monday or possibly Tuesday. Many meetings happening this week
for sure. I'm sure you and the rest of the board are in an interesting position as far as how to move
forward. My day is fairly packed with meetings, as they all usually are, but if you feel the need for any
insights, just call and I can always step out of a meeting.
-Flip
From: <McLaren>, Martha <mlmclaren@seattleschools.org>
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:25 PM
To: SPS <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Subject: FW: Downtown Federal Building
Hi Flip,

Below is a thread between me and Kellie LaRue, sent after the Friday meeting at the 47
th
. I
highlighted a part with a suggestion that might possibly be useful. No need to talk about her points
in the letter below, unless you have a strong inclination to do so.

I thought of calling you this w/e to discuss our overall situation, but time got away from me. Maybe
it’s just as well to wait till after tomorrow evening’s meeting, when the Board will have a sense of
where we agree, in terms of next steps. I will be around tomorrow morning, however, if you want
to give a call.

Best,

Marty



Marty McLaren
Director, Seattle Public Schools District VI
martha.mclaren@seattleschools.org

From: Kellie LaRue [mailto:klarue@me.com]
Sent: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 10:07 PM
To: McLaren, Martha
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Building

Thanks Marty, I also think this is a great opportunity.

I hope I didn't imply that staff was dragging their heels. I wasn't there at the end of the meeting
so I don't know what precisely happened. I just know that Eden called me and asked me what
I thought about the building. She was concerned that Gail might manage to persuade folks that
the building was a not a good use of time or money. I typically agree with most of what Gail
has to say. In this case, I had a different point of view as I think it is a great opportunity. '

If the issue is really just a matter of funding, I may be way-too-pollyanna for my own good
some days, however, I think that a statement that SPS is looking for assistance to secure the
funding to the building might be enough to activate the Downtown Association. Now that the
former president of the Downtown Association is now the Deputy Mayor, that makes for a
very nice leverage point for them to activate their network of people that have been supporting
downtown schools to really put together the coalition necessary to make this work.

Really, in the long run, it is much better for all of the community if people pull together
multiple streams of funding, rather than simply thinking SPS has deep enough pockers for
projects like this.

Thank you again for the quick reply.

Kellie






On Jun 22, 2014, at 9:57 PM, McLaren, Martha <mlmclaren@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Thanks, Kellie. I’m definitely appreciating feeling better.

My impression is that no one in SPS is dragging their heels re the Fed Reserve Building. The
problems have to do with making it happen, finding the money, etc. We are watching the situation
closely and exploring all options that would make this feasible. There are a lot of obstacles, but,
it’s clearly a great opportunity.

We will see.

Best,

Marty McLaren
Director, Seattle Public Schools District VI
martha.mclaren@seattleschools.org

From: Kellie LaRue [mailto:klarue@me.com]
Sent: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 7:14 PM
To: McLaren, Martha
Subject: Downtown Federal Building



Hi Marty,

It was really nice to see you with such color in your cheeks on Thursday. You looked really good. I
am writing you tonight at the suggestion of Eden. I needed to leave immediately after the event
on Thursday so I could not hang around to talk.

Eden asked me to contact you about the Downtown Building as Gail was sharing her opinion that
we should pass on the downtown buidling as we could spend $40M on so many other things.

While I appreciate Gail's point of view and passion on the topic, I have to say I strongly disagree
with her assessment for many reasons, not the least of which is that Gail has set up a very false
premise with regard to $40M. Her entire argument rests on the notion that we have $40 Million
just lying around to spend. If that were the case, of all the things you could buy with that money, I
doubt this would be my first choice. However, that is simply just not the case.

Let's just start with the money. An extraordinary purchase like this is likely be a great opportunity
to secure funding from ADDITIONAL sources. It is very likely the Downtown Association would
help pressure the City and State for extra funds. This would even be a potential funding option for
someone like the Gates Foundation. Regardless, the process would open up the question of how
do you pay for things like this and I think that conversation desperately needs to happen.

This conversation needs to happen because, property and property acquisition is a huge deal. If
you read the history of Seattle Schools, the majority of new schools came from donations like this.
The majority of current schools were converted property from other government status or
donations. We don't have a history of property acquisition and SPS does not seem to be believe
they need to be in the property acquisition business despite the severity of multiple capacity
issues.

Something that keeps getting glossed over is that geography is critical to a geographic based
enrollment system. As such any property that is the core of the district is a good property. The
land involved in this deal is in a critical location. No mater what happens in the next 20 years,
SPS is going to need additional NEW properties in the parts of town where significant property
has been sold in the past and that includes the downtown area, where all former property holdings
have been sold

IMHO, the sale of Queen Anne High School was criminal as the Queen Anne location was critical
to geographic assignment system. A property like the downtown federal building begins to fill
some geographic holes and again IMHO, filling in the geographic holes is utterly essential for any
long term capacity plan to work.

If TT Minor were available as an elementary school, then it is highly unlikely there would be need
for a downtown elementary school. However, staff seem determined to convert TT Minor to a high
school, which will create the need for a downtown elementary school in the not too distant future.
Seattle is growing at an extraordinary rate and the rate of growth is expected to double.

Please encourage staff to apply for this building as there are not likely to be many opportunities
like this. BEX is not going to provide even close to enough capacity. The BEX IV plan was
designed with very different enrollment growth curves in mind.

You might remember that the original BEX plan was intended to bring portable usage down to 5%.
That is the only thing that is saving the capacity issues. Because there was such an aggressive
portable removal factored into the planning, that means that with the district growing to 15%
portable usage that capacity could hold together. Also please remember that FOUR entire
buildings have been added to the mix - Schmitz Park and Decatur were scheduled to be returned
to inventory and will be active buildings. Cedar Park was added after the BEX process. The
Queen Anne Building for Cascade was also added after the fact. All told, these 4 building
represent 1,000 seats that have been added to the process. It is those additional seats that is
making it look like the BEX plan is working. However, we are only 18 months into this BEX cycle
and we have added 4 buildings and at least 60 portables more than original plan.

Please lmk if you have any questions.

Thank you!
Kellie

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Carr, Sherry L
Subject: Re: A Few Updates
Date: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 7:18:41 AM
Yes, I'm not real sure about the ballot measures but that is how it is being presented to me,
both from people from the city as well as some of our own staff. I'm meeting with some
people of Monday to sort through it all.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 22, 2014, at 6:19 AM, "Carr, Sherry L" <slcarr@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Thank you for these updates. I’m confused about the reference to SEIU and competing
ballot measures. Did I miss something? Re: NWCK, yes good news and no surprise –
this behavior aligns with the one-sided behavior we have seen from them all along.
Disappointing at a minimum.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Saturday, J une 21, 2014 11:33 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Carr, Sherry L; McLaren, Martha; Martin-Morris,
Harium; Blanford, Stephan; Peters, Susan M; Banda, J ose L
Subject: A Few Updates

Good Morning Board Member,

I just wanted to provide a quick update to you on the downtown school/Fed Reserve item.
We had a brief meeting with the city on Friday. We are still confirming numbers, but we do
have 4 different schematic drawings of the space in a P-5 configuration. They each have
different cost ranges, but by the end of next week, I will have numbers and drawing that
you can take a look at as attachments to an email. On Monday, I will know a little more
about a possibility that the Homeless Coalition may file suit against GSA for rejecting their
application. That's not entirely bad news as it would buy us a little more time. If they do not
file, then we would still be bound by the July 3rd timeline for submitting an application.
More to come, but I did want to keep you in the loop.

On Monday, the Seattle City Council will also be taking action on the PreK plan. We do have
a meeting between SPS and the city next week, but you may be hearing about how the City
Council vote turns out on Monday. There are some complications with a ballot initiative
being filed by SEIU and we are trying to not get into the middle of the possible competing
ballot measures. Again, more to come later next week.

On a related note, I met with special education last week about which programs were being
located at the Van Asselt building for the Fall. I was informed that they reconsidered the
Thurgood Marshall PreK and are now going to leave that program at Thurgood Marshall.
There may be some students who were in the Thurgood Marshall program who may be
attending one of the programs at Van Asselt because it will be closer, but that will be
worked out with each of the students as it would be with any other program.

Last quick update is on NWCK. Someone forwarded me a blogpost that NWCK found a place
in Greenwood and that they would be moving out of North Queen Anne by the end of
August. That's good for everyone, but still a bit disappointed that they did not communicate
this to us directly. We still officially have a lease termination date of July 6th, but we can
send a letter to them changing that date to Sept. 1, 2014.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any other questions or concerns.

-Flip
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Carr, Sherry L
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve Building
Date: Sunday, J une 22, 2014 7:16:49 AM
Feel free to call today. I'm at my son's track meet in Kent for most of the day.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 22, 2014, at 6:27 AM, "Carr, Sherry L" <slcarr@seattleschools.org> wrote:
I would like to talk with you tomorrow about this project. Thanks.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Fed Reserve Building

Good Afternoon,

I believe I sent an update last week about a meeting with the City of Seattle about the
possibility of obtaining the Federal Reserve Building on 2
nd
and Spring (downtown)
for the possible use as a school. We had the meeting on Friday and I want to provide
a quick summary and then ask for any feedback you may have for me moving
forward.

Summary: The meeting was a good one. It took a bit of an interesting, if not entirely
surprising twist, when the city suggested that we (SPS) be the lead in filling out the
application. Apparently, they had a conversation with someone at the US Dept. of Ed
and suggested that the application would be stronger if SPS was the lead and the City
were a co-signer. I say, not surprising because I wondered where the city might come
up with the $40+ million to do renovations.
Moving forward, we only have until July 3
rd
to submit a completed
application to the GSA (Government Service Administration). The application is not
very lengthy, but will need to be complete with revenue sources outlined (more on
that later). We are having a team go out on Friday to give a more complete dollar
figure as to how much we believe it will cost in renovations and alteration to make
the building a possible school. I’m attaching a map that we had done last week to
show the number of students who live within certain proximity to the location. Again,
a more complete number will be coming to you, but I believe it will fall between $40
and $50 million dollars for a P-5, P-8 grade configuration.

Feedback: I mentioned during the meeting that $40-50 million is not something we
have on hand. I also mentioned that from the recent feedback about other projects,
that I do not believe the board would have the appetite to substitute the Fed Reserve
project for another one already identified on the BEX IV list. I also would not suggest
it. However, I did say that I would seek board feedback about consideration for a
future levy in conjunction with legislative capital asks. I would like to hear any
feedback you have on this topic, positive or negative and any thoughts you might
have about future levy consideration.
As a last thought on this, if our application were to be rejected by GSA, the
property would then go to the open market. My guess is that the value would not be
too great, as the building is landmarked and there is a lot of renovation and
abatement work that needs to be done to make the building usable. It is one of the
reasons that the previous application was rejected…they did not factor in enough
money on renovation costs and they relied too heavily on lease out office space. We
are in a different position and have a different intended use.

I am choosing this medium as getting feedback in person from meetings is a real
challenge currently and I figured this would be the best way to hear from people.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Best, Richard L (rlbest@seattleschools.org)
Subject: Office for Education Contacts
Date: Friday, J une 20, 2014 3:34:38 PM
Hi Richard,

Thanks again for the update and concept schemes on the Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Here are the Seattle contacts to discuss the city’s Pre-K needs:

• Holly Miller, Director
Office for Education
(206) 684-4508

• Sid Sidorowicz, Deputy Director
Office for Education
(206) 615-0463

Thanks again for all your work on this project.

Kenny
From: Hale, Theresa L
To: Banda, J ose L; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Paraghamian, Aleta; Wallace, Venetia H; Rogers, Lesley A; Bennett, Erinn P
Subject: FW: Friday Memo - J une 20, 2014
Date: Friday, J une 20, 2014 11:31:06 AM
Attachments: 20140620_FridayMemo_CapitalUpdate.docx
20140620_FridayMemo_TeachingUpdate.docx
20140620_FridayMemo_APPAlignment.docx
20140620_FridayMemo_OperationsUpdate.docx
Good morning,

We received a Friday Memo from Operations, so that has been added to this email with the other
files, for your review and approval.

Thank you,

Theresa Hale
Board Office Manager
Seattle Public Schools
206-252-0041
tlhale@seattleschools.org

From: Hale, Theresa L
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 3:32 PM
To: Banda, J ose L; Wright, Charles E
Cc: Paraghamian, Aleta; Wallace, Venetia H; Rogers, Lesley A; Bennett, Erinn P
Subject: Friday Memo - J une 20, 2014

Hi Jose,

Below please find this week’s Friday Memo. There will not be a memo from Operations or
Business & Finance this week.

Thanks,
Theresa


Friday Memo
June 20, 2014
This memo includes 4 attachments

Dear Board members,

If you have any questions about this week’s memo, please let me know. I hope you have a
pleasant weekend.

José

Assistant Superintendent for Capital Update: Attached please find Assistant
Superintendent for Capital, Facilities & Enrollment Planning Flip Herndon's update for this
week.

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Update: Attached please find Assistant
Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Michael Tolley's update for this week.

Assistant Superintendent for Operations Update: Attached please find Assistant
Superintendent for Operations Pegi McEvoy's update for this week.

Summer Friday Memos: The final Friday Memo before summer will be sent on June 27th,
and the memos will restart on August 15th.

From: Vang, Sai
To: "SKennedy@robinson-co.com"
Cc: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Subject: Executed contract
Date: Friday, J une 20, 2014 8:24:13 AM
Attachments: Scanned from a Xerox Multifunction Device.pdf
Hi Sharon,

Attached is an executed of your contract for the Federal Reserve Bank Bldg. The hard copy will be
sent out to your office today as well.

Thank you,

Sai Vang-Provenzano
Seattle Public Schools
Capital Program
Phone: 206-252-0657
svang@seattleschools.org

From: Vang, Sai
To: "LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com"
Cc: Standaart, David; Best, Richard L
Subject: Executed Contract
Date: Friday, J une 20, 2014 8:21:59 AM
Attachments: Scanned from a Xerox Multifunction Device.pdf
Hi Lorne,
Attached is an executed copy of your contract for the Federal Reserve Bank Building. The hard copy will be sent to
your office today.
Thank you,
Sai Vang-Provenzano
Seattle Public Schools
Capital Program
Phone: 206-252-0657
svang@seattleschools.org
From: Chui, Anna
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311
Date: Friday, J une 20, 2014 7:25:36 AM
David,

Kathie signed both of the contracts yesterday, I just returned to Sai’s in box.


Anna Chui
MS-343 Accounting Department
Capital Project Accountant
206-252-0268



From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 3:30 PM
To: Chui, Anna; Vang, Sai; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311

Where is this contract and the Bassetti contract?

From: Chui, Anna
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai; Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311

Hi David,

Contract P1311 Vendor name The Robinson Company, the last contract we have with
this Company is B. Kirk Robinson Co., Inc., is there a name change?

Thanks,


Anna Chui
MS-343 Accounting Department
Capital Project Accountant
206-252-0268



From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:29 AM
To: Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L; Chui, Anna
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi David,

Up-date: I have just brought the two contracts to Anna this morning. Will let you know as soon as
the contracts are fully executed.

Thanks,
Sai



From: Standaart, David
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:46 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Just to let everyone know, these contracts are extremely time sensitive, and need to have executed
contracts by Friday morning.---david

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Thank you Judy!
Sai –How much $ would you like me to load this FY?

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Otsuji, J udy
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Yes, I received the request yesterday and have not had a chance to create it. I’ll do it as soon as I
can and will let you know when done.

Judy

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Best, Richard L
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Technow, Kathie; Chui, Anna; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bassetti Contract
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 4:06:17 PM
David,

Thank you will do. I would like to meet with you first thing Monday morning to begin work on the
submittal.

Richard

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 3:37 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Technow, Kathie; Chui, Anna; Vang, Sai
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Bassetti Contract

Richard,
I am out of the office Friday. I believe the Robinson contract and the Bassetti contract for the
Federal Reserve Bank is with Kathie Technow. She should be signing it by now. Finance indicates
they will email a copy to both companies once executed. You should contact Kathie or Sai to
verify.---David

.

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peaslee, Sharon D
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve Building
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 11:20:20 AM
I wish I had a better “in” with those folks. I think a future levy item or any other grants or legislative
funds that could come from a capital ask are the most likely. I can talk to you tonight about two
other possibilities on the horizon.

From: Peaslee, Sharon D
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 8:17 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve Building

Flip,

I missed the map earlier. J ust looked at it. Yes, it makes a compelling case. Can you tap some of the
advocates for some creative financing? Maybe Nick Hannauer and Paul Allen?

Sharon Peaslee
Seattle School Board President
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 5:07 PM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve Building
Sharon,

I agree. The only way would be in a future levy and there is no guarantee that it would be a priority
from the full board or that a levy would pass. You are correct, there are many, many people who
want us to use this property. I have a team getting a more precise figure and we do have the
money set aside in BEX IV to do this kind of analysis, so we will get something put together quickly
that can have more accurate numbers. However, I thought the map was interesting information.

-Flip

From: Peaslee, Sharon D
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:34 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve Building

Hi Flip,

If there's no source of funds I don't see how this is a good move. Where exactly would we get $40-
50m? A loan, mortgage? There are no projects on BEX IV that we can cancel in favor of this one. We
don't have a plan to pay off J SCEE. We also need additional funds to bring other schools on line. I'm
not convinced we need this building, although there is some pressure for a downtown school. But we
haven't done adequate analysis to determine if this is the best location, cost, option.

Sharon Peaslee
Seattle School Board President
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Fed Reserve Building
Good Afternoon,

I believe I sent an update last week about a meeting with the City of Seattle about the possibility of
obtaining the Federal Reserve Building on 2
nd
and Spring (downtown) for the possible use as a
school. We had the meeting on Friday and I want to provide a quick summary and then ask for any
feedback you may have for me moving forward.

Summary: The meeting was a good one. It took a bit of an interesting, if not entirely surprising
twist, when the city suggested that we (SPS) be the lead in filling out the application. Apparently,
they had a conversation with someone at the US Dept. of Ed and suggested that the application
would be stronger if SPS was the lead and the City were a co-signer. I say, not surprising because I
wondered where the city might come up with the $40+ million to do renovations.
Moving forward, we only have until July 3
rd
to submit a completed application to the GSA
(Government Service Administration). The application is not very lengthy, but will need to be
complete with revenue sources outlined (more on that later). We are having a team go out on
Friday to give a more complete dollar figure as to how much we believe it will cost in renovations
and alteration to make the building a possible school. I’m attaching a map that we had done last
week to show the number of students who live within certain proximity to the location. Again, a
more complete number will be coming to you, but I believe it will fall between $40 and $50 million
dollars for a P-5, P-8 grade configuration.

Feedback: I mentioned during the meeting that $40-50 million is not something we have on hand. I
also mentioned that from the recent feedback about other projects, that I do not believe the board
would have the appetite to substitute the Fed Reserve project for another one already identified
on the BEX IV list. I also would not suggest it. However, I did say that I would seek board feedback
about consideration for a future levy in conjunction with legislative capital asks. I would like to
hear any feedback you have on this topic, positive or negative and any thoughts you might have
about future levy consideration.
As a last thought on this, if our application were to be rejected by GSA, the property would
then go to the open market. My guess is that the value would not be too great, as the building is
landmarked and there is a lot of renovation and abatement work that needs to be done to make
the building usable. It is one of the reasons that the previous application was rejected…they did
not factor in enough money on renovation costs and they relied too heavily on lease out office
space. We are in a different position and have a different intended use.

I am choosing this medium as getting feedback in person from meetings is a real challenge
currently and I figured this would be the best way to hear from people.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

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Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 10:37:34 AM
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if there are any revisions, please feel free to contact me at 206-216-4125 or via email at
krysm@servcopacific.com. Thank you so much.

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From: Sharon Kennedy
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Standaart, David; Chui, Anna
Subject: Re: Your contract
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 9:44:11 AM
Officially it is the B Kirk Robinson Co dba The Robinson Co.
Sharon
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 19, 2014, at 7:55 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Sharon,

Please see below from our accounting staff. Can you please clarify with us the name
of your firm? If you can get back to us this morning, it will be great because we like to
get your contract executes ASAP.

Thank you,

Sai Vang-Provenzano
Seattle Public Schools
Capital Program
Phone: 206-252-0657
svang@seattleschools.org

From: Chui, Anna
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai; Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311

Hi David,

Contract P1311 Vendor namesThe Robinson Company, the last contract
we have with this Company is B. Kirk Robinson Co., Inc., is there a name
change?

Thanks,


Anna Chui
MS-343 Accounting Department
Capital Project Accountant
206-252-0268



From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:29 AM
To: Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L; Chui, Anna
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi David,

Up-date: I have just brought the two contracts to Anna this morning. Will let you
know as soon as the contracts are fully executed.

Thanks,
Sai



From: Standaart, David
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:46 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Just to let everyone know, these contracts are extremely time sensitive, and need to
have executed contracts by Friday morning.---david

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Thank you Judy!
Sai –How much $ would you like me to load this FY?

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Otsuji, J udy
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Yes, I received the request yesterday and have not had a chance to create it. I’ll do it
as soon as I can and will let you know when done.

Judy

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800
A64210000S. I requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I
need it to prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Standaart, David
To: Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 8:02:24 AM
Sai,
Thanx---David

From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:29 AM
To: Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L; Chui, Anna
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi David,

Up-date: I have just brought the two contracts to Anna this morning. Will let you know as soon as
the contracts are fully executed.

Thanks,
Sai



From: Standaart, David
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:46 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Just to let everyone know, these contracts are extremely time sensitive, and need to have executed
contracts by Friday morning.---david

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Thank you Judy!
Sai –How much $ would you like me to load this FY?

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Otsuji, J udy
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Yes, I received the request yesterday and have not had a chance to create it. I’ll do it as soon as I
can and will let you know when done.

Judy

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Standaart, David
To: Chui, Anna; Vang, Sai; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 8:00:39 AM
Same company

From: Chui, Anna
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai; Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311

Hi David,

Contract P1311 Vendor name The Robinson Company, the last contract we have with
this Company is B. Kirk Robinson Co., Inc., is there a name change?

Thanks,


Anna Chui
MS-343 Accounting Department
Capital Project Accountant
206-252-0268



From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:29 AM
To: Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L; Chui, Anna
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi David,

Up-date: I have just brought the two contracts to Anna this morning. Will let you know as soon as
the contracts are fully executed.

Thanks,
Sai



From: Standaart, David
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:46 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Just to let everyone know, these contracts are extremely time sensitive, and need to have executed
contracts by Friday morning.---david

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Thank you Judy!
Sai –How much $ would you like me to load this FY?

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Otsuji, J udy
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Yes, I received the request yesterday and have not had a chance to create it. I’ll do it as soon as I
can and will let you know when done.

Judy

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Standaart, David
To: Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Your contract
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 8:00:15 AM
Sai,
That is the same company---David

From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:57 AM
To: 'SKennedy@robinson-co.com'
Cc: Standaart, David; Chui, Anna
Subject: Your contract

Sharon,

Please see below from our accounting staff. Can you please clarify with us the name of your firm?
If you can get back to us this morning, it will be great because we like to get your contract executes
ASAP.

Thank you,

Sai Vang-Provenzano
Seattle Public Schools
Capital Program
Phone: 206-252-0657
svang@seattleschools.org

From: Chui, Anna
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai; Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg P1311

Hi David,

Contract P1311 Vendor namesThe Robinson Company, the last contract we have
with this Company is B. Kirk Robinson Co., Inc., is there a name change?

Thanks,


Anna Chui
MS-343 Accounting Department
Capital Project Accountant
206-252-0268



From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 7:29 AM
To: Standaart, David; Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Cc: Coan, Melissa L; Chui, Anna
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi David,

Up-date: I have just brought the two contracts to Anna this morning. Will let you know as soon as
the contracts are fully executed.

Thanks,
Sai



From: Standaart, David
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:46 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Just to let everyone know, these contracts are extremely time sensitive, and need to have executed
contracts by Friday morning.---david

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Thank you Judy!
Sai –How much $ would you like me to load this FY?

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Otsuji, J udy
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Yes, I received the request yesterday and have not had a chance to create it. I’ll do it as soon as I
can and will let you know when done.

Judy

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Hale, Theresa L
Cc: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip; Skowyra, Bruce; Libros, Tracy
Subject: Friday Memo to the Board
Date: Thursday, J une 19, 2014 6:48:59 AM
Attachments: Friday Memo to the Board J une 20 2014.docx
Hi, Theresa: attached is our Friday Memo and thanks for the heads up you sent out….
The final Friday Memo before summer will go out on June 27th, and memos will restart on August
15th.
Thanks,
Tom
From: Standaart, David
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 7:11:09 PM
Richard,
You might want to forward this to Ron as there appears to be more than a few items he may need to
address.---David
From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 5:57 PM
To: 'Dan Miles'; Standaart, David
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
All,

I will mark the form-up tomorrow evening.

Richard

From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 5:00 PM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

David: Can you please mark-up this application form to indicate which items SPS will be
completing, and which items you will specifically require Bassetti to complete? It will help us
direct our efforts. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:26 PM
To: Dan Miles; Lorne McConachie
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

FYI

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers submitted. That
will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our Department of Planning &
Development (they handle environmental work) to look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle Public Schools
will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive
reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with the various
facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Dan Miles
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David (DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org)
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 5:00:05 PM
Attachments: Application.doc
David: Can you please mark-up this application form to indicate which items SPS will be
completing, and which items you will specifically require Bassetti to complete? It will help us
direct our efforts. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:26 PM
To: Dan Miles; Lorne McConachie
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

FYI

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers submitted. That
will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our Department of Planning &
Development (they handle environmental work) to look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle Public Schools
will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive
reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with the various
facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Best, Richard L
To: "W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF"
Cc: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:30:26 PM
Thank you, also I have received the application materials from City of Seattle.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC; Lorne McConachie; Sharon Kennedy; Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny;
Standaart, David
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Richard - we don't have a copy of the app submitted to HHS for use of the bldg for support of the
homeless.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 2:21 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
All,

Below is a listing of documents that Seattle Public Schools has received from either
City of Seattle or Department of General Services Administration concerning the
Downtown Federal Reserve Building located on Second and Spring.

1. GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are
not construction documents identifying any building materials)

2. Seattle Public Schools – Generic Educational Specifications for Four Section
Elementary Schools May 2013

3. GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013

4. Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002

5. Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials
and Risk Assessment – 1993

6. RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012

7. RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report)
– June 19, 2012

8. Migizi Group, Inc. – Reuse Regulated Material Planning – March 20, 2014

9. RDH Building Sciences – Building Enclosure Condition Assessment Report –
March 13, 2014

10. Architectural Elevator Consulting, LLC – Elevator Report – March 17, 2014

11. Swenson Say Faget – Seismic Study – March 5, 2014

12. Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – May 16, 1999


If other documents are available that would help facilitate this effort we would
appreciate receiving them electronically. We would also appreciate receiving a copy
of the Housing Coalitions recent submission for GSA consideration.

Richard

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Pittman, Kenny"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:29:18 PM
Thank you Kenny,

I was trying to get the consultant under contract and all the available information and then was
going to turn my attention to the application. I will speak with Yolanda tomorrow on her work cell
to confirm her availability next week.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Our Dept. of Education contact is:

Yolanda Stroud, Reality Specialist
Department of Education
(202) 536-8963 (work cell is best contact)

She is available and is more than willing to work with us on the application.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle Public Schools
will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive
reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with the various
facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Best, Richard L
To: Dan Miles; "Lorne McConachie"
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:25:38 PM
Attachments: 34 CFR 12 (7-1-10).pdf
Application.doc
Eligible program examplesv2.doc
environmental questionnaire.doc
GSA Application cover ltr - April 2012.doc
PM Guidelines for application.doc
FYI

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

Hi Richard,

Here are the application materials to be submitted to GSA and the Dept. of Education.

I’m working to get the environmental questionnaire that the homeless providers submitted. That
will have answers to a lot of questions. I’ve also talked to our Department of Planning &
Development (they handle environmental work) to look at this for their assistance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle Public Schools
will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for consideration of adaptive
reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student
elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you have made to provide me with the various
facilities assessments that have been conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
To: Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 3:19:26 PM
Thanks!
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 3:16 PM, "Pittman, Kenny" <Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov> wrote:
I’ve sent a copy of the Dept. of Education application package to Richard Best.

kenny

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:30 PM
To: 'W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF'; 'Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC'
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building - Table of Contents

James or Maureen,

Can I ask that one of you forward to me electronically the application that Seattle
Public Schools will submit to Department of General Services Administration (GSA) for
consideration of adaptive reuse of the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building as a
Pre-K through 5 grade, 660 student elementary school? I appreciate the efforts you
have made to provide me with the various facilities assessments that have been
conducted to date.

Richard Best
Director of Capital Projects and Planning

From: Vang, Sai
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:55:55 PM
Thanks!


From: Standaart, David
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:52 PM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: 'Sharon Kennedy'; Dan Miles; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Sai,
Here is Robinson and Bassetti’s email addresses. Once each contract is executed email each
company.---David

Sharon Kennedy SKennedy@robinson-co.com



Lorne McConachie <LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com>
Dan Miles dmiles@bassettiarch.com



From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Oh..Sorry, I probably didn’t see your email yet. We have two contracts, one is $10,000 and 2
nd
is
$19,807.00

Thanks,
Sai

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:12 PM
To: Vang, Sai; Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Sai-
I asked you this morning how much you needed to accommodate the contracts….

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:11 PM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi Melissa,

It seems like money has not loaded into this cost center yet. Can you or Lana work on it so that I
can send this contract to Accounts Payable and Kathie for execution?

Thank you,
Sai


From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Standaart, David
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:46:09 PM
Just to let everyone know, these contracts are extremely time sensitive, and need to have executed
contracts by Friday morning.---david

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:48 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Otsuji, J udy; Coan, Melissa L
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Thank you Judy!
Sai –How much $ would you like me to load this FY?

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Otsuji, J udy
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Vang, Sai
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Yes, I received the request yesterday and have not had a chance to create it. I’ll do it as soon as I
can and will let you know when done.

Judy

From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
To: Vang, Sai; Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:14:46 PM
No worries. I will request a budget transfer.

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Oh..Sorry, I probably didn’t see your email yet. We have two contracts, one is $10,000 and 2
nd
is
$19,807.00

Thanks,
Sai

From: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:12 PM
To: Vang, Sai; Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Sai-
I asked you this morning how much you needed to accommodate the contracts….

Svetlana Mazhukhina
Capital Projects Mgmt Analyst
Capital Projects and Planning | Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0872 | ssmazhukhina@seattleschools.org


From: Vang, Sai
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 2:11 PM
To: Coan, Melissa L
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Hi Melissa,

It seems like money has not loaded into this cost center yet. Can you or Lana work on it so that I
can send this contract to Accounts Payable and Kathie for execution?

Thank you,
Sai


From: Coan, Melissa L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:27 AM
To: Vang, Sai
Cc: Mazhukhina, Svetlana S
Subject: Re: Cost center for Federal Reserve Bank Bldg

Is this related to the downtown school feasibility study? If so, I believe it is 2800 A64210000S. I
requested that cost center to be added on Monday, I believe.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 18, 2014, at 10:05 AM, "Vang, Sai" <SVANG@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Lana and Melissa,

Can you please send me the cost center for the above project ASAP? I need it to
prepare two contracts.

Thanks,
Sai

From: Standaart, David
To: "Chris Wilton"
Cc: "Dan Miles"
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 1:05:47 PM
That should work.---David

From: Chris Wilton [mailto:CWilton@bassettiarch.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 11:04 AM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

David,

For the Certificate of Insurance for your project, will this be the correct additional insured
information?

Seattle Public Schools
GSA Federal Building Feasibility Study
Attn David Standaart
Seattle Public Schools - Capital Projects and Planning
PO Box 34165
MS 22-334
Seattle, WA 98124-1165


Christopher Wilton

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com





From: Dan Miles
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Chris Wilton
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

We also need a certificate of insurance for this new study. THankls

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Chris Wilton
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 5:51 PM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools



From: Dan Miles
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 5:49 PM
To: Chris Wilton
Cc: Ashby Remley; Lorne McConachie
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

Chris: Please fill out the W-9, we can take it to our 8:30 meeting at SPS. Lorne and I will review
contract in AM. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Lorne McConachie
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 4:28 PM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

fyi

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 2:07 PM
To: Ashby Remley
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

Ashby,
Attached is a draft of your contract to review. The hourly rates still need to be included. Also,
attached is a W-9 form to submit when the final copies are submitted. Let me know if you have
any questions or comments and forward the rates as soon as you can.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Ashby Remley [mailto:ARemley@bassettiarch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:27 PM
To: Best, Richard L; 'dstandaart@seattleschools.org'
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Seattle Public Schools

Richard and David,

Lorne had to step out for a meeting, but he asked that I pass along the attached. We are still
contacting our consultants and have not yet determined the specific people who will be working
on the project from their end. Specific rates will be determined, but we have estimated an average
cost for their efforts.

If you have any further concerns, please let me know.

Thank you.

Ashby Remley
Office Assistant

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com


From: Standaart, David
To: "Dan Miles"
Cc: "Lorne McConachie"
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 1:05:37 PM
Dan,
That’s where that went. Thanx.---David

From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

David: We ended up with some of your information in the binder we brought back from the
meeting, so have had that couriered over to you. Hope you did not miss it for long!

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Chris Wilton
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 11:04 AM
To: DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org
Cc: Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

David,

For the Certificate of Insurance for your project, will this be the correct additional insured
information?

Seattle Public Schools
GSA Federal Building Feasibility Study
Attn David Standaart
Seattle Public Schools - Capital Projects and Planning
PO Box 34165
MS 22-334
Seattle, WA 98124-1165


Christopher Wilton

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com





From: Dan Miles
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Chris Wilton
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

We also need a certificate of insurance for this new study. THankls

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Chris Wilton
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 5:51 PM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools



From: Dan Miles
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 5:49 PM
To: Chris Wilton
Cc: Ashby Remley; Lorne McConachie
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

Chris: Please fill out the W-9, we can take it to our 8:30 meeting at SPS. Lorne and I will review
contract in AM. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Lorne McConachie
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 4:28 PM
To: Dan Miles
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

fyi

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 2:07 PM
To: Ashby Remley
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

Ashby,
Attached is a draft of your contract to review. The hourly rates still need to be included. Also,
attached is a W-9 form to submit when the final copies are submitted. Let me know if you have
any questions or comments and forward the rates as soon as you can.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Ashby Remley [mailto:ARemley@bassettiarch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:27 PM
To: Best, Richard L; 'dstandaart@seattleschools.org'
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Seattle Public Schools

Richard and David,

Lorne had to step out for a meeting, but he asked that I pass along the attached. We are still
contacting our consultants and have not yet determined the specific people who will be working
on the project from their end. Specific rates will be determined, but we have estimated an average
cost for their efforts.

If you have any further concerns, please let me know.

Thank you.

Ashby Remley
Office Assistant

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com


From: Rosalie M. Daggett
To: rlbest@seattleschools.org
Cc: Lorne McConachie
Subject: Request - Morgan Middle School study
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 11:09:32 AM
Attachments: 120221_MorganMiddleSchool_ExistingBuildingReportConceptualDesignStudy.pdf
Richard,

Per Lorne’s request, please see attached file which contains the Morgan Middle School Existing
Building Report and Conceptual Design Study.

Thank you,

Rosalie M. Daggett
Marketing Coordinator

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Lorne McConachie
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 11:00 AM
To: Rosalie M. Daggett
Subject: FW: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20



Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:54 AM
To: Lorne McConachie
Subject: FW: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Lorne,

Per your request the floor plans for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:10 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I am sending two emails, one with the floor plans, the other with drawings from the seismic
retrofit and 3rd floor renovation.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

Thank you, we will look forward to meeting you. Can you bring any construction drawings you may
possess concerning the building that we could distribute to our architects and engineers?

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will meet you at 1015 2nd Avenue at the loading dock off Spring Street. Please wear
comfortable shoes you can walk up stairs in. The bathrooms are not accessible, so
please plan ahead.

Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

I have heard back from my two consultants and would like to schedule the tour of the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building for 3:00 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:54 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will be showing your the FRB this Friday. What time would you like to see the building?

Thank you

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Lorne McConachie"
Subject: FW: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:53:48 AM
Attachments: FRB Floor Plans.pdf
Lorne,

Per your request the floor plans for the Downtown Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:10 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I am sending two emails, one with the floor plans, the other with drawings from the seismic
retrofit and 3rd floor renovation.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

Thank you, we will look forward to meeting you. Can you bring any construction drawings you may
possess concerning the building that we could distribute to our architects and engineers?

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will meet you at 1015 2nd Avenue at the loading dock off Spring Street. Please wear
comfortable shoes you can walk up stairs in. The bathrooms are not accessible, so
please plan ahead.

Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

I have heard back from my two consultants and would like to schedule the tour of the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building for 3:00 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:54 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will be showing your the FRB this Friday. What time would you like to see the building?

Thank you

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Lorne McConachie"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:52:44 AM
Lorne,

Did you receive the two e-mails today with the additional reports?

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard and David,
I looked through old emails and did not find electronic version of plans for the Fed Reserve Bldg.
Could you please email them over?
Thanks

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:38 AM
To: 'Sharon Kennedy'
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

All ,

There is some good information in those e-mails concerning building envelope, structural system
and hazardous materials.

Richard

From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:32 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Received both emails. Thanks much.

Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:21 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Sharon Kennedy
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building

All,

2 of 2 e-mails concerning additional information made available today regarding Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:09 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

I received a delivery failure to Lorne, could you pass the documents along?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC <maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building
To: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Cc: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF <wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>, "Herndon, Flip"
<ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>,
Kenny Pittman <kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@bassettiarch.com>, Sharon Kennedy <SKennedy@robinson-co.com>
Richard,

Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not construction
documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your making
them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated by
contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if you
have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers
to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We
would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of
their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned
asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone




--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Becker, Eric P
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:40:26 AM
Sorry Eric.

_____________________________________________
From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:39 AM
To: 'Becker, Eric P'
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building


Thanks Richard.

-----Original Appointment-----
From: Becker, Eric P [mailto:pebecker@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:23 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: Declined: Federal Reserve Bank Building
When: Friday, J une 20, 2014 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Where: Seattle City Hall -5th Floor - Office of Intergovernmental Relations/International Room


Hello Kenny,

Thank you for the invite. I will be out of town, but others form the District will attend to support the effort.

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561



From: Best, Richard L
To: "Sharon Kennedy"
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:38:03 AM
All ,

There is some good information in those e-mails concerning building envelope, structural system
and hazardous materials.

Richard

From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:32 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Received both emails. Thanks much.

Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:21 AM
To: Lorne McConachie; Dan Miles; Sharon Kennedy
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building

All,

2 of 2 e-mails concerning additional information made available today regarding Federal Reserve
Bank Building.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:09 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

I received a delivery failure to Lorne, could you pass the documents along?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC <maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building
To: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Cc: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF <wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>, "Herndon, Flip"
<ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>,
Kenny Pittman <kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@bassettiarch.com>, Sharon Kennedy <SKennedy@robinson-co.com>
Richard,

Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not construction
documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your making
them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated by
contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if you
have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers
to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We
would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of
their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned
asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone




--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:36:19 AM
Thank you

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:00 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman; Lorne McConachie;
Sharon Kennedy
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not construction
documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your making
them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated by
contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if you
have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers
to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We
would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of
their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned
asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone




--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Best, Richard L
To: Graefinghoff, Eva
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:23:17 AM
Attachments: SMR - Fed Reserve Hazmat Reuse Planning Report (20MAR14 FINAL DRAFT).pdf
SSF FRB Seismic.pdf
Building Enclosure Condition Assessment Report 031414 - SFRB.pdf
Fed Reserve - Seattle Elevator Report 3_17_14.pdf
Eva,

Can you print these two copies of these additional documents on three hole paper and place in the
Federal Reserve Project Notebook??? Would like notebook by close of business today as I am out
of the office tomorrow.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:09 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

I received a delivery failure to Lorne, could you pass the documents along?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC <maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building
To: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Cc: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF <wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>, "Herndon, Flip"
<ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>,
Kenny Pittman <kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@bassettiarch.com>, Sharon Kennedy <SKennedy@robinson-co.com>
Richard,

Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not construction
documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your making
them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated by
contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if you
have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers
to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We
would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of
their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned
asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone




--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Best, Richard L
To: Lorne McConachie; Sharon Kennedy; Dan Miles
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 10:19:22 AM
Attachments: SMR - Fed Reserve Hazmat Reuse Planning Report (20MAR14 FINAL DRAFT).pdf
Building Enclosure Condition Assessment Report 031414 - SFRB.pdf
Fed Reserve - Seattle Elevator Report 3_17_14.pdf
All,

I will be sending you two e-mails as this bounced back from your firms.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:09 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Fwd: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

I received a delivery failure to Lorne, could you pass the documents along?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC <maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building
To: "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
Cc: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF <wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>, "Herndon, Flip"
<ltherndon@seattleschools.org>, "Standaart, David" <DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org>,
Kenny Pittman <kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>, Lorne McConachie
<LMcConachie@bassettiarch.com>, Sharon Kennedy <SKennedy@robinson-co.com>
Richard,

Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not construction
documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your making
them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated by
contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if you
have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers
to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We
would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of
their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned
asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone




--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Sharon Kennedy
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:59:27 AM
Hi David

Did you receive these last reports? They didn’t come through to me – the files may be too large.
Thanks.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:27 AM
To: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC; Best, Richard L
Cc: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie; Sharon
Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thanks Maureen.

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:00 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Pittman, Kenny; Lorne McConachie;
Sharon Kennedy
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not construction
documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your making
them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated by
contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if you
have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers
to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We
would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of
their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned
asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone




--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Dan Miles
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:58:23 AM
David:

If you need to add our hourly rates to the contract, please refer to the spreadsheet Lorne sent you
with our scope letter. I do not believe we were able to get those included in the two copies we
signed this morning. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 2:21 PM
To: Dan Miles
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Best, Richard L
Subject: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5

Dan,
Attached are the plans and photos I have of the former Federal Reserve Bank Bldg., located at 2
nd
& Spring. As mention, I will be needing a proposal from you by the end of tomorrow to develop a
narrative study, along with cost report that will be done by Robinson Co., to renovate the space for
a K-5 school, along with City of Seattle operated Pre-K space. The services will be based upon a
hourly time and materials rate, to a not to exceed amount, so your proposal should identify what
the maximum you expect for the services. I will also be contracting with Robinson Company
separately, but you will be required to provide what will be required for the improvements to
them. As mentioned, there will be a walk-thru of the space probably this Friday, which I will let
you know on. A good draft of the report will be need by June 27, with the final by July 1
st
. Let me
know if you have any questions.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Pittman, Kenny"; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:44:07 AM
Kenny,

Thank you for your efforts to continue to pursue this matter, we believe our ability to see their
application will better position City of Seattle/Seattle Public Schools for success with our
application to GSA.

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:34 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi Flip & Richard,

We have not seen the application of the Homeless providers. I’ve asked our budget office to get a
copy as condition of providing the $95,000 for the feasibility study.

Will check with them on the status of this request at our meeting this morning.

Kenny


From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:00 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Kenny,

Does the City of Seattle have a copy of the report copy of the application the Homeless providers
submitted to GSA, note comment below? If not, of the folks listed below do you know who most
likely would have a copy of the application the Homeless providers submitted to GSA?

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers to
HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let me
know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We would
like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of their
submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset.
Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone


From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman; Lorne McConachie; Sharon
Kennedy
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Wednesday, J une 18, 2014 9:01:58 AM
Attachments: SMR - Fed Reserve Hazmat Reuse Planning Report (20MAR14 FINAL DRAFT).pdf
SSF FRB Seismic.pdf
Building Enclosure Condition Assessment Report 031414 - SFRB.pdf
Fed Reserve - Seattle Elevator Report 3_17_14.pdf
Richard,
Attached are the four reports provided by the Homeless group, completed this Spring.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve
Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these are not
construction documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous Materials and Risk
Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No Report) – June 19,
2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate your
making them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we previously provided
Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those documents were provided to us by the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. We were also provided four documents generated
by contractors of the homeless providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you
below. We do not know if we have been provided all of their building condition related
reports. If you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check to see if
you have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless
providers to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due
diligence for the homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of
all results be provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been
Beth Boram (206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let
me know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by
the homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal?
If not, would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy?
We would like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in
preparation of their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We
ask that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated
by your due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer
owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for
this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The
Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone



--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Standaart, David
To: "Sharon Kennedy"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 3:58:15 PM
Attachments: fw9.pdf
Sorry about that. Here it is.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 3:51 PM
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi David

I think I need the W9 Form. You sent the contract and a sole source document.

Thanks.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:57 PM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Here it is.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:19 PM
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi David

Please see fee proposal attached. Depending on when sketches or info comes from Bassetti’s
office, I’m not sure which estimator will be available to help me. The significant amount of
invoicing will be my time with some help from others. If you need an actual name to fill in it will
likely be John Perry or Toby Hayse.

Our Tax ID is 91-1358267. We are in your vendor list from prior contracts.

Please let me know if you have any questions, changes. Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Sharon,
Can you send me your tax id, and who besides you if any will be assigned to this project.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Friday 8:00 - 9:30 or 1:30 on is best for me. I have a 10-00 to 1:00 mtg that can't be cancelled.
Sharon
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:32 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the
arrangements. We ask that we be provided with copies of any building condition
related reports generated by your due diligence efforts as part of our
responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank
Building for this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti
Architects and The Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Sharon Kennedy
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 3:53:18 PM
Hi David

I think I need the W9 Form. You sent the contract and a sole source document.

Thanks.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:57 PM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Here it is.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:19 PM
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi David

Please see fee proposal attached. Depending on when sketches or info comes from Bassetti’s
office, I’m not sure which estimator will be available to help me. The significant amount of
invoicing will be my time with some help from others. If you need an actual name to fill in it will
likely be John Perry or Toby Hayse.

Our Tax ID is 91-1358267. We are in your vendor list from prior contracts.

Please let me know if you have any questions, changes. Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Sharon,
Can you send me your tax id, and who besides you if any will be assigned to this project.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Friday 8:00 - 9:30 or 1:30 on is best for me. I have a 10-00 to 1:00 mtg that can't be cancelled.
Sharon
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:32 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the
arrangements. We ask that we be provided with copies of any building condition
related reports generated by your due diligence efforts as part of our
responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank
Building for this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti
Architects and The Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman; Lorne McConachie; Sharon Kennedy
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 2:08:35 PM
Ok thanks. Maureen will get you the rest today.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 17, 2014, at 1:54 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Seattle Public Schools has the following documents concerning the Downtown Federal
Reserve Building located at Second & Spring:

1) GSA - Electronic floor plans showing geometry and scale of building (these
are not construction documents identifying any building materials)
2) GSA - Disposition Recommendation Report (DR2) - May 2013
3) Otak & Consultants - Facilities Assessment - October 2002
4) Carl A. Mangold - Survey and Assessment of Asbestos and Hazardous
Materials and Risk Assessment – 1993
5) RGA Environmental – Asbestos Survey Report – August , 2012
6) RGA Environmental – Analytical Results for Total Lead, Dust Wipes (No
Report) – June 19, 2012
7) Anderson Mohr Associates – Security Upgrade Floor Plans – 5-16-99

If any additional documents exist that would support this effort we would appreciate
your making them available to us.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard - I assume that you have the GSA building information that we
previously provided Kenny Pittman and the homeless providers. Those
documents were provided to us by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
We were also provided four documents generated by contractors of the homeless
providers pursuant to the same request that we made to you below. We do not
know if we have been provided all of their building condition related reports. If
you do not already have any these documents, we would be happy to send you
what we have received. If you can send us a list of what you have, we can check
to see if you have everything that we do. Thanks. Jim
On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James,

Thank you for your e-mail, we will contact the folks listed below.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the
homeless providers to HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle
funded the due diligence for the homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on
the condition that copies of all results be provided to the City. Our contacts
among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram (206-474-1023 -
bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd
(sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let me know if we can be of any further
assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal
prepared by the homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the
preparation of our submittal? If not, would you know an individual with that group
that we could contact to request a copy? We would like to ascertain what they
learned about the condition of the building in preparation of their submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the
arrangements. We ask that we be provided with copies of any building
condition related reports generated by your due diligence efforts as part of our
responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L
<rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank
Building for this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti
Architects and The Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone



From: Standaart, David
To: "Sharon Kennedy"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 1:56:45 PM
Attachments: Robinson_Contract Federal Reserve Bldg. Cost Estimate.doc
Sole Source J ustification.doc
Here it is.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:19 PM
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi David

Please see fee proposal attached. Depending on when sketches or info comes from Bassetti’s
office, I’m not sure which estimator will be available to help me. The significant amount of
invoicing will be my time with some help from others. If you need an actual name to fill in it will
likely be John Perry or Toby Hayse.

Our Tax ID is 91-1358267. We are in your vendor list from prior contracts.

Please let me know if you have any questions, changes. Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Sharon,
Can you send me your tax id, and who besides you if any will be assigned to this project.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Friday 8:00 - 9:30 or 1:30 on is best for me. I have a 10-00 to 1:00 mtg that can't be cancelled.
Sharon
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:32 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the
arrangements. We ask that we be provided with copies of any building condition
related reports generated by your due diligence efforts as part of our
responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank
Building for this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti
Architects and The Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Standaart, David
To: "Sharon Kennedy"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 1:40:36 PM
Attachments: Robinson_Contract Federal Reserve Bldg. Cost Estimate.doc
Sharon,
Attached is a draft of your contract. Take a look and let me know of any comments. Also, fill in the
attached W-9 form and forward it with (2) signed hard copies of your contract. You can bring them
to tomorrow’s meeting.


David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:19 PM
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Hi David

Please see fee proposal attached. Depending on when sketches or info comes from Bassetti’s
office, I’m not sure which estimator will be available to help me. The significant amount of
invoicing will be my time with some help from others. If you need an actual name to fill in it will
likely be John Perry or Toby Hayse.

Our Tax ID is 91-1358267. We are in your vendor list from prior contracts.

Please let me know if you have any questions, changes. Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Sharon,
Can you send me your tax id, and who besides you if any will be assigned to this project.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Friday 8:00 - 9:30 or 1:30 on is best for me. I have a 10-00 to 1:00 mtg that can't be cancelled.
Sharon
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:32 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the
arrangements. We ask that we be provided with copies of any building condition
related reports generated by your due diligence efforts as part of our
responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank
Building for this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti
Architects and The Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Sharon Kennedy
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:21:26 PM
Attachments: David Standaart - Federal Reserve Bldg Renovation Study.doc
Hi David

Please see fee proposal attached. Depending on when sketches or info comes from Bassetti’s
office, I’m not sure which estimator will be available to help me. The significant amount of
invoicing will be my time with some help from others. If you need an actual name to fill in it will
likely be John Perry or Toby Hayse.

Our Tax ID is 91-1358267. We are in your vendor list from prior contracts.

Please let me know if you have any questions, changes. Thanks much.


Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Sharon Kennedy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Sharon,
Can you send me your tax id, and who besides you if any will be assigned to this project.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662



From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Friday 8:00 - 9:30 or 1:30 on is best for me. I have a 10-00 to 1:00 mtg that can't be cancelled.
Sharon
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:32 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the
arrangements. We ask that we be provided with copies of any building condition
related reports generated by your due diligence efforts as part of our
responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank
Building for this Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti
Architects and The Robinson Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Lorne McConachie
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:11:47 PM
Agree. We’ll try an round them up for Friday.

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:59 AM
To: Lorne McConachie
Cc: Dan Miles; Ross Parker; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Lorne,

I am thinking that it would be good to have your proposed consultants at the 3:00 PM tour on
Friday, June 20, 2014.

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:01 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Dan Miles; Ross Parker
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,
I believe we’ve got it.
See you tomorrow morning 6/18 at John Stanford Center at 8:30am.
See you Friday 6/20 at the Fed Reserve Bldg (1015 2
nd
Ave) at 3pm at the loading dock off Spring St.
We are preparing a proposal letter with a Not-To-Exceed fee basis. I will send it to you and David
Standaart. Please feel free to make adjustments if we have not understood scope adequately.
Thanks.
Lorne

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:39 AM
To: Lorne McConachie
Cc: 'Sharon Kennedy'; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Lorne,

We are meeting at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence tomorrow at 8:30 AM to
discuss the scope of work, review available documents and strategize as to how to accomplish the
task. We will tour the existing building on Friday, June 20, 2014, are you available at 8:30 AM that
morning?

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:30 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,
I have us touring the Fed Reserve facility at 8:30 am tomorrow (Weds 6/18). Is there another tour
potentially scheduled for Friday 6/20?
Our time availability on Friday 6/20 is (10am – noon) and (2:30 -5pm).
Thanks

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:33 AM
To: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie; 'Sharon Kennedy'
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building

FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset.
Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Best, Richard L
To: "Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC"
Subject: RE: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:00:29 PM
Assume tomorrow is Friday, June 20, 2014???

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

The seismic/upgrade file is too large. If you would still like it, I can bring a CD tomorrow.

Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC
<maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov> wrote:
Richard,

I am sending two emails, one with the floor plans, the other with drawings from the seismic
retrofit and 3rd floor renovation.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

Thank you, we will look forward to meeting you. Can you bring any construction drawings you may
possess concerning the building that we could distribute to our architects and engineers?

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will meet you at 1015 2nd Avenue at the loading dock off Spring Street. Please wear
comfortable shoes you can walk up stairs in. The bathrooms are not accessible, so
please plan ahead.

Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

I have heard back from my two consultants and would like to schedule the tour of the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building for 3:00 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:54 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will be showing your the FRB this Friday. What time would you like to see the building?

Thank you

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC"
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: RE: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 12:00:07 PM
That would be great.

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

The seismic/upgrade file is too large. If you would still like it, I can bring a CD tomorrow.

Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC
<maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov> wrote:
Richard,

I am sending two emails, one with the floor plans, the other with drawings from the seismic
retrofit and 3rd floor renovation.

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

Thank you, we will look forward to meeting you. Can you bring any construction drawings you may
possess concerning the building that we could distribute to our architects and engineers?

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:55 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Lorne McConachie
Subject: Re: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will meet you at 1015 2nd Avenue at the loading dock off Spring Street. Please wear
comfortable shoes you can walk up stairs in. The bathrooms are not accessible, so
please plan ahead.

Thanks

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Maureen,

I have heard back from my two consultants and would like to schedule the tour of the Downtown
Federal Reserve Bank Building for 3:00 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Richard

From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC [mailto:maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:54 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FRB Tour - Friday 6/20

Richard,

I will be showing your the FRB this Friday. What time would you like to see the building?

Thank you

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548

--
Maureen Sheehan, PMP
U.S. General Services Administration
Region 9 Portfolio Management Division
NEPA Project Manager
400 15th St. S.W.
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-7548
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peters, Susan M
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:44:55 AM
Sue,
Did you see the map I included? It does show the age ranges within certain proximity to that
location. Probably either a P-5 or P-8 range.
-Flip
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 17, 2014, at 11:12 AM, "Peters, Susan M" <sue.peters@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Thanks for this info, Flip.
I share your concerns. Where could we find $40 million?
Also, if this project were to go ahead, do you have any data/numbers on what need this
would serve? Which students from where would such a school serve?
Regards,
Sue
Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Fed Reserve Building
Good Afternoon,

I believe I sent an update last week about a meeting with the City of Seattle about the
possibility of obtaining the Federal Reserve Building on 2
nd
and Spring (downtown)
for the possible use as a school. We had the meeting on Friday and I want to provide
a quick summary and then ask for any feedback you may have for me moving
forward.

Summary: The meeting was a good one. It took a bit of an interesting, if not entirely
surprising twist, when the city suggested that we (SPS) be the lead in filling out the
application. Apparently, they had a conversation with someone at the US Dept. of Ed
and suggested that the application would be stronger if SPS was the lead and the City
were a co-signer. I say, not surprising because I wondered where the city might come
up with the $40+ million to do renovations.
Moving forward, we only have until July 3
rd
to submit a completed
application to the GSA (Government Service Administration). The application is not
very lengthy, but will need to be complete with revenue sources outlined (more on
that later). We are having a team go out on Friday to give a more complete dollar
figure as to how much we believe it will cost in renovations and alteration to make
the building a possible school. I’m attaching a map that we had done last week to
show the number of students who live within certain proximity to the location. Again,
a more complete number will be coming to you, but I believe it will fall between $40
and $50 million dollars for a P-5, P-8 grade configuration.

Feedback: I mentioned during the meeting that $40-50 million is not something we
have on hand. I also mentioned that from the recent feedback about other projects,
that I do not believe the board would have the appetite to substitute the Fed Reserve
project for another one already identified on the BEX IV list. I also would not suggest
it. However, I did say that I would seek board feedback about consideration for a
future levy in conjunction with legislative capital asks. I would like to hear any
feedback you have on this topic, positive or negative and any thoughts you might
have about future levy consideration.
As a last thought on this, if our application were to be rejected by GSA, the
property would then go to the open market. My guess is that the value would not be
too great, as the building is landmarked and there is a lot of renovation and
abatement work that needs to be done to make the building usable. It is one of the
reasons that the previous application was rejected…they did not factor in enough
money on renovation costs and they relied too heavily on lease out office space. We
are in a different position and have a different intended use.

I am choosing this medium as getting feedback in person from meetings is a real
challenge currently and I figured this would be the best way to hear from people.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Standaart, David
To: "Lorne McConachie"; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:11:46 AM
Lorne,
Along with your revised proposal, can you include hourly rates, as the contract will be on a T & M
basis up to the revised amount. Also, along with you, who should be indicated as key personnel
assigned to this at your end?

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662




From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:35 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

Dear Richard and David,

Attached please find a proposal letter outlining a feasibility study for the conversion of the Federal
Reserve Bank Building into a downtown elementary school and pre-K facility. Please let me know if
you have any questions or concerns as we put this proposal together quickly based on a
preliminary understanding of the scope.

We’re excited to help move this feasibility study forward.
Lorne

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com


From: Best, Richard L
To: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:04:40 AM
Great, thank you

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 11:03 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Seattle Public Schools

Richard,
I spoke with Lorne and he thinks he can trim his fee a bit.--David

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

David,

Can you negotiate the fee with Bassetti Architects so that they reduce it below the $25,000
threshold? We will need the consultants they have noted in their proposal letter to thoroughly
analyze the systems within the existing building.

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:35 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

Dear Richard and David,

Attached please find a proposal letter outlining a feasibility study for the conversion of the Federal
Reserve Bank Building into a downtown elementary school and pre-K facility. Please let me know if
you have any questions or concerns as we put this proposal together quickly based on a
preliminary understanding of the scope.

We’re excited to help move this feasibility study forward.
Lorne

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com


From: Best, Richard L
To: "Lorne McConachie"; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:56:56 AM
FYI

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:03 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Richard,

Right now, there is no purchase price for this property. This is literally a give away. The
challenge is the sustainability of the property. Our $5 million is for study and some
application toward land, etc. We will need to list all our abilities to meet the financials for the
building, no reason to hold anything back.

-Flip
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 17, 2014, at 9:14 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

In reading the e-mails below I think the key to our submittal will be showing adequate
funding availability. I question if we would want to note in our submittal that we
have $5,000,000 available for this effort at this time, as I do not believe we want to
tip our hand about our $$$ available for purchase of the property as it may inflate the
price. Your thoughts??? I am uncertain that the promise of future levy consideration
will suffice for GSA purposes.

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 5:03 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg



From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 9:17 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Thanks.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 11, 2014, at 3:20 PM, "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Thanks, Jim. We are meeting this week. I appreciate the information.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 4:25 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Fwd: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Mr. Herndon and Mr. Pittman -
Today GSA has communicated to the applicant for homeless use that
GSA will not grant them additional time, and, as stated on Monday
June 2 that we are moving forward with the disposition process for
the property. You have until July 3 to submit a fully complete
application that provides for adequate funding. Please understand
that GSA will not be granting any extensions. The property will be
posted for public auction upon the withdrawal of your expression of
interest, failure to timely submit the application, or disapproval of
the application. As we have noted since December, because of the
inordinate rehab costs to make this building usable, it is extremely
difficult to find a feasible path forward and to make it all work.
GSA's own analysis found that even in a situation of market rents
for office space that the numbers did not work and the rehab cost per
square foot made it imprudent to retain for use for office space for
government agencies. If you decide not to go forward with
submission of an application, please let us know as soon as possible
so that we can begin marketing the property. Kind regards, Jim

W. James Biederman, Project Manager
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
To: Gary Johnson <gary.johnson@seattle.gov>,
LTHerndon@seattleschools.org, Kenny Pittman
<kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>
Cc: "Stroud, Yolanda" <Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov>, Iain Hastings
<blaine.hastings@gsa.gov>, Maureen Sheehan
<maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>
We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for
inadequate financial resources. See the letter from HHS attached.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you can perfect and submit
an application for educational use within 30 days that shows
adequate funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and
the school district working together on utilization of this building
for broader education uses. In the event the homeless application
is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that
should be facilitated by the Homeless Coalition's willingness to
share all of its due diligence investigations and reports, Please let
me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204


From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:56:31 AM
Gotcha. I think we will be able to put together a very through response.

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:03 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Richard,

Right now, there is no purchase price for this property. This is literally a give away. The
challenge is the sustainability of the property. Our $5 million is for study and some
application toward land, etc. We will need to list all our abilities to meet the financials for the
building, no reason to hold anything back.

-Flip
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 17, 2014, at 9:14 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

In reading the e-mails below I think the key to our submittal will be showing adequate
funding availability. I question if we would want to note in our submittal that we
have $5,000,000 available for this effort at this time, as I do not believe we want to
tip our hand about our $$$ available for purchase of the property as it may inflate the
price. Your thoughts??? I am uncertain that the promise of future levy consideration
will suffice for GSA purposes.

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 5:03 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg



From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 9:17 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Thanks.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 11, 2014, at 3:20 PM, "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Thanks, Jim. We are meeting this week. I appreciate the information.

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 4:25 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Fwd: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Mr. Herndon and Mr. Pittman -
Today GSA has communicated to the applicant for homeless use that
GSA will not grant them additional time, and, as stated on Monday
June 2 that we are moving forward with the disposition process for
the property. You have until July 3 to submit a fully complete
application that provides for adequate funding. Please understand
that GSA will not be granting any extensions. The property will be
posted for public auction upon the withdrawal of your expression of
interest, failure to timely submit the application, or disapproval of
the application. As we have noted since December, because of the
inordinate rehab costs to make this building usable, it is extremely
difficult to find a feasible path forward and to make it all work.
GSA's own analysis found that even in a situation of market rents
for office space that the numbers did not work and the rehab cost per
square foot made it imprudent to retain for use for office space for
government agencies. If you decide not to go forward with
submission of an application, please let us know as soon as possible
so that we can begin marketing the property. Kind regards, Jim

W. James Biederman, Project Manager
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov>
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
To: Gary Johnson <gary.johnson@seattle.gov>,
LTHerndon@seattleschools.org, Kenny Pittman
<kenny.pittman@seattle.gov>
Cc: "Stroud, Yolanda" <Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov>, Iain Hastings
<blaine.hastings@gsa.gov>, Maureen Sheehan
<maureen.sheehan@gsa.gov>
We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for
inadequate financial resources. See the letter from HHS attached.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you can perfect and submit
an application for educational use within 30 days that shows
adequate funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and
the school district working together on utilization of this building
for broader education uses. In the event the homeless application
is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that
should be facilitated by the Homeless Coalition's willingness to
share all of its due diligence investigations and reports, Please let
me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204


From: Best, Richard L
To: Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:54:49 AM
Attachments: 140617_Feasibility Fee Proposal Letter.pdf
SPS Fee Proposal.pdf
David,

Can you negotiate the fee with Bassetti Architects so that they reduce it below the $25,000
threshold? We will need the consultants they have noted in their proposal letter to thoroughly
analyze the systems within the existing building.

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 10:35 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Standaart, David
Subject: FW: Seattle Public Schools

Dear Richard and David,

Attached please find a proposal letter outlining a feasibility study for the conversion of the Federal
Reserve Bank Building into a downtown elementary school and pre-K facility. Please let me know if
you have any questions or concerns as we put this proposal together quickly based on a
preliminary understanding of the scope.

We’re excited to help move this feasibility study forward.
Lorne

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com


From: Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC on behalf of Google Calendar
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Accepted: Tour of Federal Reserve Bank Building @ Fri J un 20, 2014 3pm - 5pm (Maureen Sheehan)
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:55:58 AM
Attachments: invite.ics
Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC has accepted this invitation.
Tour of Federal Reserve Bank Building
When Fri Jun 20, 2014 3pm – 5pm Pacific Time
Where Federal Reserve Bank Building - Second & Spring - Second Avenue Entrance (map)
Calendar Maureen Sheehan
Who • Best, Richard L - organizer
• Maureen Sheehan - 9P2PTC - creator
• 'Lorne McConachie'
• 'Sharon Kennedy'
Invitation from Google Calendar
You are receiving this courtesy email at the account rlbest@seattleschools.org because you are an attendee of this
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To stop receiving future notifications for this event, decline this event. Alternatively you can sign up for a Google account
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From: Best, Richard L
To: "Sharon Kennedy"; "Lorne McConachie"
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:48:00 AM
I will set the tour up for 3:00 PM that day.

From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:45 AM
To: Best, Richard L; 'Lorne McConachie'
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,

Friday 2:30 works better for me than 8:30 if possible/works for SPS. Thanks.

Sharon Kennedy
The Robinson Company
101 Stewart Street, Suite 925
Seattle, WA 98101
p 206 441 8872
f 206 441 8991
skennedy@robinson-co.com



From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:39 AM
To: 'Lorne McConachie'
Cc: Sharon Kennedy; Standaart, David
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Lorne,

We are meeting at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence tomorrow at 8:30 AM to
discuss the scope of work, review available documents and strategize as to how to accomplish the
task. We will tour the existing building on Friday, June 20, 2014, are you available at 8:30 AM that
morning?

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:30 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard,
I have us touring the Fed Reserve facility at 8:30 am tomorrow (Weds 6/18). Is there another tour
potentially scheduled for Friday 6/20?
Our time availability on Friday 6/20 is (10am – noon) and (2:30 -5pm).
Thanks

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Best, Richard L [mailto:rlbest@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:33 AM
To: Standaart, David; Lorne McConachie; 'Sharon Kennedy'
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building

FYI – Can I ask that you advise what times you are available ASAP?

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset.
Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Best, Richard L
To: Kenny Pittman
Cc: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 9:00:12 AM
Kenny,

Does the City of Seattle have a copy of the report copy of the application the Homeless providers
submitted to GSA, note comment below? If not, of the folks listed below do you know who most
likely would have a copy of the application the Homeless providers submitted to GSA?

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:51 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan; Herndon, Flip; Standaart, David; Kenny Pittman
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- We have not seen a copy of the application submitted by the homeless providers to
HHS. It was our understanding that the city of Seattle funded the due diligence for the
homeless providers to the tune of $95,000 on the condition that copies of all results be
provided to the City. Our contacts among the homeless providers have been Beth Boram
(206-474-1023 - bboram@compasshousingalliance.org), Joanna Martin
(jmartin@bellwetherhousing.org), and Susan Boyd (sboyd@bellwetherhousing.org). Let me
know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks. Jim

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James or Maureen,

Would either of you have a copy of the Federal Reserve Bank Building submittal prepared by the
homeless shelter group that we could have to utilize in the preparation of our submittal? If not,
would you know an individual with that group that we could contact to request a copy? We would
like to ascertain what they learned about the condition of the building in preparation of their
submittal.

Richard

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset.
Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone


From: Best, Richard L
To: Graefinghoff, Eva
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:54:02 AM
Attachments: Asbestos Report - FRB Seattle 1993 (1).pdf
Asbestos Survey Rpt- final (rev) w attach (1).pdf
Eva,

Please print four copies of each document on three-hole paper and place in notebook marked
Downtown Federal Reserve Building. Need by close of business today.

Richard

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 3:10 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials



From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 2:56 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials

Hi Flip,

It was great meeting you, Richard, and Eric today.

This is the first of several emails on the materials we discussed (they are quite large) – this is the
first batch of the GSA reports.

In addition, here is our U.S. Department of Education contact person:

Yolanda Stroud, Reality Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Department of Education
202-401-3587 (office) or 202-536-8963 (cell – best way to contact)
Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov


Looking forward to hearing how your Wednesday meeting went.

Kenny
684-8364
From: Best, Richard L
To: Redman, Thomas L; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed. Bldg message Friday Memo to the Board draft J une 20 2014
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:40:12 AM
I will look to Flip to advise about the last sentence.

From: Redman, Thomas L
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:39 AM
To: Best, Richard L; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Fed. Bldg message Friday Memo to the Board draft J une 20 2014

Please review my suggested edits in bold. Thanks,

On June 13, Flip Herndon, Richard Best and Eric Becker met with representatives from the City of
Seattle and the Downtown Association to discuss submitting an application concerning the Federal
Reserve Building for a downtown school, as the proposed homeless shelter had been rejected by
the Department of General Services Administration (GSA). We are exploring adaptively re-using
the building as a public school. SPS will need to submit a report to GSA by Thursday, July 3, 2014.
(do we need this last sentence?


From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:27 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; Redman, Thomas L
Subject: Friday Memo to the Board draft J une 20 2014 - for merge

Added a brief narrative concerning the Downtown Federal Reserve Building. Do we want to say
anything about TT Minor?
From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:32:48 AM
FYI

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 8:24 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Richard -- No problem. Maureen Sheehan will contact you with the arrangements. We ask
that we be provided with copies of any building condition related reports generated by your
due diligence efforts as part of our responsibilities connected with this taxpayer owned asset.
Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Best, Richard L <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
James, Can I ask you to arrange a tour of the Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building for this
Friday? There will be representatives from SPS, Bassetti Architects and The Robinson
Company to assist us with our submittal efforts.
Richard Best,
Director of Capital Projects
Sent from my iPhone

From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Skowyra, Bruce; Libros, Tracy; Herndon, Flip; Best, Richard L
Cc: Skutack, Mike; Morello, Lucy; Becker, Eric P
Subject: Anything for the Friday Memo to the Board-see attached preliminary draft
Date: Tuesday, J une 17, 2014 6:26:22 AM
Attachments: Friday Memo to the Board draft J une 20 2014 - for merge.docx
I’ve included topics that we’ve considered for this week’s Friday Memo.
From: Sharon Kennedy
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Standaart, David
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building Project Scope Meeting
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 5:12:43 PM
Hi Richard/David. I'll be at meeting and we'll make it work. Thanks much for including us.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 16, 2014, at 4:34 PM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Sharon,

We will need a very quick turnaround on this matter. We will make 8 ½” x 11”
drawings available at the Wednesday meeting and our elementary educational
specifications.

Richard
From: Sharon Kennedy [mailto:SKennedy@robinson-co.com]
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 3:09 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Automatic reply: Federal Reserve Building Project Scope Meeting

I will be out of the office Friday afternoon and Monday 6/16 and will not be checking emails. If you need
immediate assistance, please contact Tara in our office at 206 441 8872 and she will redirect your call.
Thanks much.
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 5:01:56 PM
Jim Beiderman at GSA. I’ll forward you his email.

From: Best, Richard L
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:38 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Flip,

Who should we contact to get access to the Federal Reserve Bank Building?

Richard

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 12:56 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; Pedersen, Alex; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thanks Flip. See you at 1:30p

From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; Pedersen, Alex; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

I’m attaching a map that may be useful in our discussion today.

-----Original Appointment-----
From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 9:40 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; Pedersen, Alex; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Building
When: Friday, J une 13, 2014 1:30 PM-2:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Where: City Hall - 3rd Floor --- Room 370


Hi Everyone,

Need to move the meeting to a larger room.

City Hall – 3
rd
Floor
Room 370 – Conference Room

Kenny
206-684-8364


From: Best, Richard L
To: Standaart, David; "dmiles@bassettiarch.com"
Cc: "Lorne McConachie"
Subject: RE: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:41:53 PM
Lorne and Dan,

We will put together a hard copy of what we have tomorrow for the meeting on Wednesday
including a copy of the educational specifications.

Richard

From: Standaart, David
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 2:21 PM
To: 'dmiles@bassettiarch.com'
Cc: 'Lorne McConachie'; Best, Richard L
Subject: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5

Dan,
Attached are the plans and photos I have of the former Federal Reserve Bank Bldg., located at 2
nd
& Spring. As mention, I will be needing a proposal from you by the end of tomorrow to develop a
narrative study, along with cost report that will be done by Robinson Co., to renovate the space for
a K-5 school, along with City of Seattle operated Pre-K space. The services will be based upon a
hourly time and materials rate, to a not to exceed amount, so your proposal should identify what
the maximum you expect for the services. I will also be contracting with Robinson Company
separately, but you will be required to provide what will be required for the improvements to
them. As mentioned, there will be a walk-thru of the space probably this Friday, which I will let
you know on. A good draft of the report will be need by June 27, with the final by July 1
st
. Let me
know if you have any questions.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662

From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:33:44 PM
FYI

From: Dan Miles [mailto:dmiles@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 2:26 PM
To: Standaart, David
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5

Hi David: Confirming receipt of your e-mail. We will prepare proposal and forward by EOB
tomorrow. Thanks.

Daniel Miles AIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Standaart, David [mailto:DSTANDAART@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 2:21 PM
To: Dan Miles
Cc: Lorne McConachie; Best, Richard L
Subject: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5

Dan,
Attached are the plans and photos I have of the former Federal Reserve Bank Bldg., located at 2
nd
& Spring. As mention, I will be needing a proposal from you by the end of tomorrow to develop a
narrative study, along with cost report that will be done by Robinson Co., to renovate the space for
a K-5 school, along with City of Seattle operated Pre-K space. The services will be based upon a
hourly time and materials rate, to a not to exceed amount, so your proposal should identify what
the maximum you expect for the services. I will also be contracting with Robinson Company
separately, but you will be required to provide what will be required for the improvements to
them. As mentioned, there will be a walk-thru of the space probably this Friday, which I will let
you know on. A good draft of the report will be need by June 27, with the final by July 1
st
. Let me
know if you have any questions.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662

From: McLaren, Martha
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve Building
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:10:32 PM
Hi Flip,

Your assumptions about my appetite for changing plans for our capital dollars are correct. It would
sure make sense for us to have that property on hand, but I don’t see an easy path from here to
there. Maybe the legislature????

Thanks for the frequent updates.

Marty McLaren
Director, Seattle Public Schools District VI
martha.mclaren@seattleschools.org

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:05 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Fed Reserve Building

Good Afternoon,

I believe I sent an update last week about a meeting with the City of Seattle about the possibility of
obtaining the Federal Reserve Building on 2
nd
and Spring (downtown) for the possible use as a
school. We had the meeting on Friday and I want to provide a quick summary and then ask for any
feedback you may have for me moving forward.

Summary: The meeting was a good one. It took a bit of an interesting, if not entirely surprising
twist, when the city suggested that we (SPS) be the lead in filling out the application. Apparently,
they had a conversation with someone at the US Dept. of Ed and suggested that the application
would be stronger if SPS was the lead and the City were a co-signer. I say, not surprising because I
wondered where the city might come up with the $40+ million to do renovations.
Moving forward, we only have until July 3
rd
to submit a completed application to the GSA
(Government Service Administration). The application is not very lengthy, but will need to be
complete with revenue sources outlined (more on that later). We are having a team go out on
Friday to give a more complete dollar figure as to how much we believe it will cost in renovations
and alteration to make the building a possible school. I’m attaching a map that we had done last
week to show the number of students who live within certain proximity to the location. Again, a
more complete number will be coming to you, but I believe it will fall between $40 and $50 million
dollars for a P-5, P-8 grade configuration.

Feedback: I mentioned during the meeting that $40-50 million is not something we have on hand. I
also mentioned that from the recent feedback about other projects, that I do not believe the board
would have the appetite to substitute the Fed Reserve project for another one already identified
on the BEX IV list. I also would not suggest it. However, I did say that I would seek board feedback
about consideration for a future levy in conjunction with legislative capital asks. I would like to
hear any feedback you have on this topic, positive or negative and any thoughts you might have
about future levy consideration.
As a last thought on this, if our application were to be rejected by GSA, the property would
then go to the open market. My guess is that the value would not be too great, as the building is
landmarked and there is a lot of renovation and abatement work that needs to be done to make
the building usable. It is one of the reasons that the previous application was rejected…they did
not factor in enough money on renovation costs and they relied too heavily on lease out office
space. We are in a different position and have a different intended use.

I am choosing this medium as getting feedback in person from meetings is a real challenge
currently and I figured this would be the best way to hear from people.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Fed Reserve Building
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 4:05:09 PM
Attachments: DowntownSite_20140613_0551.pdf
Good Afternoon,

I believe I sent an update last week about a meeting with the City of Seattle about the possibility of
obtaining the Federal Reserve Building on 2
nd
and Spring (downtown) for the possible use as a
school. We had the meeting on Friday and I want to provide a quick summary and then ask for any
feedback you may have for me moving forward.

Summary: The meeting was a good one. It took a bit of an interesting, if not entirely surprising
twist, when the city suggested that we (SPS) be the lead in filling out the application. Apparently,
they had a conversation with someone at the US Dept. of Ed and suggested that the application
would be stronger if SPS was the lead and the City were a co-signer. I say, not surprising because I
wondered where the city might come up with the $40+ million to do renovations.
Moving forward, we only have until July 3
rd
to submit a completed application to the GSA
(Government Service Administration). The application is not very lengthy, but will need to be
complete with revenue sources outlined (more on that later). We are having a team go out on
Friday to give a more complete dollar figure as to how much we believe it will cost in renovations
and alteration to make the building a possible school. I’m attaching a map that we had done last
week to show the number of students who live within certain proximity to the location. Again, a
more complete number will be coming to you, but I believe it will fall between $40 and $50 million
dollars for a P-5, P-8 grade configuration.

Feedback: I mentioned during the meeting that $40-50 million is not something we have on hand. I
also mentioned that from the recent feedback about other projects, that I do not believe the board
would have the appetite to substitute the Fed Reserve project for another one already identified
on the BEX IV list. I also would not suggest it. However, I did say that I would seek board feedback
about consideration for a future levy in conjunction with legislative capital asks. I would like to
hear any feedback you have on this topic, positive or negative and any thoughts you might have
about future levy consideration.
As a last thought on this, if our application were to be rejected by GSA, the property would
then go to the open market. My guess is that the value would not be too great, as the building is
landmarked and there is a lot of renovation and abatement work that needs to be done to make
the building usable. It is one of the reasons that the previous application was rejected…they did
not factor in enough money on renovation costs and they relied too heavily on lease out office
space. We are in a different position and have a different intended use.

I am choosing this medium as getting feedback in person from meetings is a real challenge
currently and I figured this would be the best way to hear from people.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: "Pittman, Kenny"
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 3:10:52 PM
Thanks for all the info.

From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 3:07 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials

Hi Flip,

Here is the link to the Seattle reports. It’s a series of large files.

Should have the draft appraisal on Monday/Tuesday.

Kenny

From: Nakagawara, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 9:08 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials

Kenny would you want to grab it off of our FTP site?

ftp://ftp.seattle.gov/exchange/ffd/Capital%20Programs/

User Name: seattle\ffd
Password: CapProgram2008

It might save you a trip. The files reside in the folder “Federal Reserve Building”. Let me know if
that works for you.

Mark Nakagawara, Project Manager
City of Seattle - Finance and Administrative Services
Capital Development and Construction Management Division
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5200
P.O. Box 94689
Seattle, WA 98124
Office: 206-684-0424
Cell: 206-214-5865

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 8:30 AM
To: Kunselman, David; Noble, Ben
Cc: Nakagawara, Mark
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials

Thanks David.

I’ll contact Mark to get copies of the preliminary report now for review.

Mark – could you send me a copy of the preliminary report? If it is too large I can come to your
office to download it on a stick…where are you located in SMT?

Thanks again,
Kenny

From: Kunselman, David
Sent: Monday, J une 09, 2014 11:35 AM
To: Noble, Ben
Cc: Pittman, Kenny; Nakagawara, Mark
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials

The final report is due next Monday. In the meantime, we have drafts for all of the sections except
for the appraisal.

Kenny, please coordinate with Mark Nakagawara in my office if you want any sections now. He is
managing the project. (They are large electronic files.)

David

From: Noble, Ben
Sent: Monday, J une 09, 2014 10:15 AM
To: Kunselman, David
Cc: Pittman, Kenny
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials

David,

Did we get a final report form the building assessment work we funded for the Fed Reserve bldg?

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Monday, J une 09, 2014 9:52 AM
To: Noble, Ben
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg - Materials

Hi Ben,

Do you have access to the building assessment and application materials development for the
homeless coalition for the Federal Reserve Bank Bldg?

There is a lot of information such as environmental assessment and building costs that can be used
in a potential joint City/SPS application.

Thanks,
Kenny
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Lorne McConachie"; Standaart, David; "skennedy@robinson-co.com"; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Federal Reserve Building Project Scope Meeting
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 3:08:50 PM
All,

Seattle Public Schools would like to meet with you to discuss implementing a facilities assessment
for the Second and Spring Federal Reserve Building. Last Friday Flip Herndon, Eric Becker and
myself (all Seattle Public Schools employees) met with representatives from the City of Seattle and
the Downtown Association to discuss submitting an application to purchase the Federal Reserve
Building for a downtown school as the proposed homeless shelter had been rejected by the
Department of General Administration. City Representatives noted that the next step is to explore
adaptively re-using the building as a public school. SPS will need to submit a report to the
Department of General Administration by Thursday, July 3, 2014.

City representatives also noted that the Federal Reserve Building has been designated a National
Historic Landmark and is under similar consideration by the City of Seattle (Historic landmark
designation was turned down once by the City of Seattle but applicants have reapplied noting that
this is one of the first projects ever completed by the local architectural firm NBBJ). We believe
the report will need to include an assessment of the existing facilities conditions (Flip has Kenny
Pittman sent you anything), required modifications so that the building will meet the SPS
elementary educational program, required modifications so that the building can also be utilized
for City of Seattle Pre-K classes a summary of estimated construction costs and a narrative as to
how the project would be funded.

We believe that Bassetti Architects and the Robinson Company are well positioned to assist SPS
with this effort as they are knowledgeable concerning landmark preservation costs, familiar with
SPS elementary educational program (Bassetti currently designing Arbor Heights Elementary
School), familiar with Pre-K requirements and have cost estimating capabilities.

Richard

From: Standaart, David
To: "dmiles@bassettiarch.com"
Cc: "Lorne McConachie"; Best, Richard L
Subject: Former Federal Reserve Bank for New K-5
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 2:21:10 PM
Attachments: Federal Bldg Plans.pdf
Federal Bldg Photos.pdf
Dan,
Attached are the plans and photos I have of the former Federal Reserve Bank Bldg., located at 2
nd
& Spring. As mention, I will be needing a proposal from you by the end of tomorrow to develop a
narrative study, along with cost report that will be done by Robinson Co., to renovate the space for
a K-5 school, along with City of Seattle operated Pre-K space. The services will be based upon a
hourly time and materials rate, to a not to exceed amount, so your proposal should identify what
the maximum you expect for the services. I will also be contracting with Robinson Company
separately, but you will be required to provide what will be required for the improvements to
them. As mentioned, there will be a walk-thru of the space probably this Friday, which I will let
you know on. A good draft of the report will be need by June 27, with the final by July 1
st
. Let me
know if you have any questions.

David Standaart, A.I.A., NCARB
Capital Project Mgr.
Seattle Public Schools
206.252.0662

From: Best, Richard L
To: Stevens, J oy; Bath, Christine
Subject: Federal Reserve Building - Facilities/Education Program Assessment - A/E Selection Process
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 11:10:04 AM
All,

I would like to make sure we are all on the same page concerning A/E Selection to implement a
facilities assessment for the Second and Spring Federal Reserve Building. Last Friday Flip Herndon,
Eric Becker and myself met with representatives from the City of Seattle and the Downtown
Association to discuss submitting an application to purchase the Federal Reserve Building for a
downtown school as the proposed homeless shelter had been rejected by the Department of
General Administration. City Representatives noted that the next step is to explore adaptively re-
using the building as a public school. SPS will need to submit a report to the Department of
General Administration by Thursday, July 3, 2014.

City representatives also noted that the Federal Reserve Building has been designated a National
Historic Landmark and is under similar consideration by the City of Seattle (Historic landmark
designation was turned down once by the City of Seattle but the applicants have reapplied noting
that this is one of the first projects ever completed by the local architectural firm NBBJ).
Representatives from the Downtown Association noted that Bassetti Architects and The DLR Group
had previously worked for them concerning an effort to identify the location of a downtown
school. The report will need to include an assessment of the existing facilities conditions (Flip has
Kenny Pittman sent you anything), required modifications so that the building will meet the SPS
elementary educational program, required modifications so that the building can also be utilized
for City of Seattle Pre-K classes a summary of estimated construction costs and a narrative as to
how the project would be funded.

I believe that Bassetti Architects is well positioned to assist SPS with this effort as they are highly
regarded concerning landmark preservation efforts, familiar with SPS elementary educational
program (currently designing Arbor Heights Elementary School), familiar with Pre-K requirements
and have both in-house and external cost estimating capabilities.

Richard

From: English, Ron
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Becker, Eric P; Skutack, Mike; Morello, Lucy; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - A/E Roster
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 9:45:04 AM
Available at 1 but you will need Diane anyhow. Try her now.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 16, 2014, at 9:13 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Ron,

Thank you, what is your availability today?

Richard


From: English, Ron
Sent: Monday, J une 16, 2014 9:12 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Becker, Eric P; Skutack, Mike; Morello, Lucy; Herndon, Flip
Subject: Re: Downtown Federal Reserve Building - A/E Roster

Talk to me or Diane Navarro
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 16, 2014, at 8:35 AM, "Best, Richard L" <rlbest@seattleschools.org> wrote:
All,

Who is our internal expert on the use of the A/E small works roster that I
can seek guidance surrounding a facility evaluation, educational
program evaluation and cost estimate for the Downtown Federal
Reserve Building? I am reviewing policy/procedure 6220SP.C is there
another policy I should also be considering? Would like to get this info
ASAP so can begin the conversation as a report is due to either DOE or
GA o July 3, 2014.

Many thanks,

Richard
From: Best, Richard L
To: "Lorne McConachie"
Cc: Caroline Lemay; Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown School
Date: Monday, J une 16, 2014 9:32:12 AM
Lorne,

Your e-mail is timely and info correct. Would like to see the an Urban School Precedents booklet
along with some conceptual studies for a few sites around town your firm prepared as soon as
possible.

Richard

From: Lorne McConachie [mailto:LMcConachie@BassettiArch.com]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 9:08 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Caroline Lemay
Subject: Downtown School

Hi Richard,

This email is a follow-up to a voice mail I left you this morning. We have been involved with both
the Downtown Seattle Association and the City helping to explore options for a downtown school.
I recently learned that the option of using the old Federal Reserve Bank on Second Ave for a
homeless shelter did not meet DSA’s approval. The next step, as I understand it, was to explore
adaptively re-using the old bank as a public school. If the opportunity or need arises, we would
love to help in the exploration. Back in 2012, we prepared an Urban School Precedents booklet
along with some conceptual studies for a few sites around town. I’d be happy to make this work
available to you if desired.

Additionally, when we saw each other at the Arbor Heights community review last week you had
mentioned wanting to give me a call. I’m not sure of the topic – you were somewhat mysterious in
saying that I could “say no if I wanted” – but wanted to follow-up in case I missed your call.

Hope all is well.
Lorne

Lorne L. McConachie FAIA
Principal

Bassetti Architects
t 206 340 9500
www.bassettiarch.com

From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials #3
Date: Friday, J une 13, 2014 3:03:04 PM
Attachments: FRB-GSA DISPOSITION-RPT-DR2.pdf
Just in case…

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 2:58 PM
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials #3

Number 3.

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 2:56 PM
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials

Hi Flip,

It was great meeting you, Richard, and Eric today.

This is the first of several emails on the materials we discussed (they are quite large) – this is the
first batch of the GSA reports.

In addition, here is our U.S. Department of Education contact person:

Yolanda Stroud, Reality Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Department of Education
202-401-3587 (office) or 202-536-8963 (cell – best way to contact)
Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov


Looking forward to hearing how your Wednesday meeting went.

Kenny
684-8364
From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials #2
Date: Friday, J une 13, 2014 3:00:18 PM
Attachments: Fed Reserve001.PDF
Fed Reserve002.PDF
Fed Reserve003.PDF
Fed Reserve004.PDF
Fed Reserve005.PDF
Fed Reserve006.PDF
Fed Reserve007.PDF
Second back of GSA reports.

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 2:56 PM
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials

Hi Flip,

It was great meeting you, Richard, and Eric today.

This is the first of several emails on the materials we discussed (they are quite large) – this is the
first batch of the GSA reports.

In addition, here is our U.S. Department of Education contact person:

Yolanda Stroud, Reality Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Department of Education
202-401-3587 (office) or 202-536-8963 (cell – best way to contact)
Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov


Looking forward to hearing how your Wednesday meeting went.

Kenny
684-8364
From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials #4
Date: Friday, J une 13, 2014 3:00:09 PM
Attachments: Lead Dust Lab Rpt J une 19 2012.pdf
OTAK - Final Condition Assessment Report - 1015 Second Avenue Seattle FRB - 11 15 2002 (1).pdf
Final group of GSA reports. Will start sending over Seattle reports.

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 2:56 PM
To: Herndon, Flip (ltherndon@seattleschools.org)
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Bldg -- Materials

Hi Flip,

It was great meeting you, Richard, and Eric today.

This is the first of several emails on the materials we discussed (they are quite large) – this is the
first batch of the GSA reports.

In addition, here is our U.S. Department of Education contact person:

Yolanda Stroud, Reality Specialist
Federal Real Property Assistance Program
Department of Education
202-401-3587 (office) or 202-536-8963 (cell – best way to contact)
Yolanda.Stroud@ed.gov


Looking forward to hearing how your Wednesday meeting went.

Kenny
684-8364
From: Pedersen, Alex
To: Pittman, Kenny; Herndon, Flip; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building
Date: Friday, J une 13, 2014 2:04:54 PM
Attachments: image007.png
Sara,

Hi.

When you have some time Monday, could you fill in me or Tim? We regret that neither of
us were able to attend today’s meeting due to other pressing matters that popped up.

Thank you.

Regards,

Alex

Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Office of City Councilmember Tim Burgess,
Council President
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/




cid:image009.jpg@01CF6DF0.76AAAFF0

From: Pittman, Kenny
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 12:56 PM
To: Herndon, Flip; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; Pedersen, Alex; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

Thanks Flip. See you at 1:30p

From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Pittman, Kenny; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; Pedersen, Alex; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Bank Building

I’m attaching a map that may be useful in our discussion today.

-----Original Appointment-----
From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 9:40 AM
To: Herndon, Flip; Gilliam, J esse; Belz, Sara; Pedersen, Alex; J on Scholes (J onS@downtownseattle.org)
Cc: Kim, Hyeok; Best, Richard L; Larsen, Shauna
Subject: Federal Reserve Bank Building
When: Friday, J une 13, 2014 1:30 PM-2:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Where: City Hall - 3rd Floor --- Room 370


Hi Everyone,

Need to move the meeting to a larger room.

City Hall – 3
rd
Floor
Room 370 – Conference Room

Kenny
206-684-8364


From: Libros, Tracy
To: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: FOR NEXT WEEK"S FRIDAY UPDATE
Date: Friday, J une 13, 2014 7:58:59 AM
I’ll send the map separately.


From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 7:58 AM
To: Libros, Tracy
Subject: RE: Friday Update?

For next week, yes. I’m meeting with the city this afternoon about the application for the site.

From: Libros, Tracy
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 7:58 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: Friday Update?


Would you want to include the map in the Friday update? I don’t know if the following blurb is
correct, but here it is in case you want it.

As you may be aware, there is a Federal building at 2
nd
and Spring that is becoming available for
local use. There are priorities and criteria as to what entity will be able to acquire the building. We
have been pursuing this option as a possible location for a downtown school. While the district
would receive the building free of charge, we would still be responsible for the cost of renovations.


Attached is a map showing where students live in proximity to the site as one piece of data to
contribute to these considerations.


From: Libros, Tracy
Sent: Friday, J une 13, 2014 7:36 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Carson, Hubert W
Subject: FW: Students Near Second Ave and Spring St in Downtown Seattle

Thanks Bert – looks good.

Flip - does this give you the information you need for Monday?





From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Date: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 2:21:16 PM
Thanks Flip. Will get back to you asap.
kenny
-----Original Message-----
From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:16 PM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Kim, Hyeok
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Anything after 1:00pm works for me.
-----Original Message-----
From: Pittman, Kenny [mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Kim, Hyeok
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Hi Flip,
Could you give me some times you are available on Friday to discuss the next steps for a proposal for the Federal
Reserve Bank Building?
If possible would like to meet at City Hall to accommodate some folks on this end?
Thanks,
Kenny
684-8364
-----Original Message-----
From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:13 AM
To: Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Harper, Nick; Best, Richard L
Subject: Re: Fed Reserve
Thanks.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 11, 2014, at 11:10 AM, "Pittman, Kenny"
<Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov<mailto:Kenny.Pittman@seattle.gov>> wrote:
Hi Flip,
Here are the application materials for your review. It will give us a starting point when we meet.
I'll check on this end to see if Friday works and get back to you ASAP.
Thanks,
Kenny
From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:59 AM
To: Harper, Nick; Pittman, Kenny; Best, Richard L
Subject: Fed Reserve
Good Morning Nick and Kenny,
I would love the opportunity to meet and discuss options for the application for the Fed Reserve building. I have
included Richard Best our new Director of Capital in the conversation. I received an email from GSA yesterday
about not granting an extension on the time to complete an application and that we have until July 3rd to have a
complete application submitted. A very short timeline, but one that if we could at least meet this week we could talk
through any challenges. I do have some availability on Friday afternoon.
Thoughts?
Thanks,
-Flip
Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning Seattle Public School
<Application.doc>
<environmental questionnaire.doc>
<Eligible program examplesv2.doc>
From: Pittman, Kenny
To: Herndon, Flip; Harper, Nick; Best, Richard L
Subject: RE: Fed Reserve
Date: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 11:10:23 AM
Attachments: Application.doc
environmental questionnaire.doc
Eligible program examplesv2.doc
Hi Flip,

Here are the application materials for your review. It will give us a starting point when we meet.

I’ll check on this end to see if Friday works and get back to you ASAP.

Thanks,
Kenny


From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 10:59 AM
To: Harper, Nick; Pittman, Kenny; Best, Richard L
Subject: Fed Reserve

Good Morning Nick and Kenny,

I would love the opportunity to meet and discuss options for the application for the Fed Reserve
building. I have included Richard Best our new Director of Capital in the conversation. I received an
email from GSA yesterday about not granting an extension on the time to complete an application
and that we have until July 3
rd
to have a complete application submitted. A very short timeline, but
one that if we could at least meet this week we could talk through any challenges. I do have some
availability on Friday afternoon.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Pedersen, Alex
Cc: Toner, Cashel
Subject: Re: NE 75th Street and 15th Ave NE reservoir
Date: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 9:50:03 PM
Thanks, Alex. We are in acquisition mode right now, so I will inquire with Ray tomorrow.
-Flip
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 10, 2014, at 9:47 PM, "Pedersen, Alex" <Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov> wrote:
Cashel and Flip,

I was at the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association this evening and City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw answered a
question from a constituent about the reservoir at NE 75th Street and 15th Avenue NE. She said that Ray Hoffman,
the head of Seattle Public Utilities, told her that SPU is likely to close it and offer it for re-development, probably for a
park and current zoning of single family homes.

I'm speaking just for myself here, but wanted to put this on your radar screen. Would this be a good site for a future
elementary school (with preschool space, of course)?
Feel free to inquire with Ray Hoffman directly, but do NOT mention me as I'm not sure where other folks stand on this
issue.

Also, I assume you are also working on the application for the Federal Reserve building, correct? We've been asked to
go through our Office of Intergovernmental Relations for that, but I thought I might as well at least make sure you're
involved with that project (and put a plug in for preschool space there, too.)

Thanks!

Regards,
Alex



Alex Pedersen
Legislative Aide
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle City Council
206-684-5341
alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/
From: Bath, Christine
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: J im Biederman called and requested call back
Date: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 11:50:00 AM
Jim Biederman called at 11:48am (253-931-7806) requesting that you call him back regarding
Federal Reserve Building.



Chris
­­­ ______________________________________________________

Christine Bath
Executive Assistant | Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public Schools | Cubicle: 2041
Mailstop 22-330 | PO Box 34165 | Seattle WA 98124-1165
Phone: 206-252-0644 | FAX: 206 -743-3041
Email: cbath@seattleschools.org


From: Becker, Eric P
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building March 28th
Date: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 9:45:46 AM
Richard,

I am resending this message. It appears that the hyperlink did not work.

Q:\Common\Federal Reserve Building

Thank you,

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Becker, Eric P
Sent: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 9:10 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Becker, Eric P
Subject: Federal Reserve Building March 28th

Richard,

I have placed the information I have on the Q: drive. The link is below. In addition, I have
provided hard copies of the Asbestos survey, e-mail correspondence and copies of the photos
taken during the tour of the facility. In addition, I attached a few notes/comments on the building.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Q:\Common\Federal Reserve Building

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Becker, Eric P
To: Becker, Eric P
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building March 28th
Date: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 9:28:08 AM
Attachments: Notes on Federal Reserve Building.docx


Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Becker, Eric P
Sent: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 9:10 AM
To: Best, Richard L
Cc: Becker, Eric P
Subject: Federal Reserve Building March 28th

Richard,

I have placed the information I have on the Q: drive. The link is below. In addition, I have
provided hard copies of the Asbestos survey, e-mail correspondence and copies of the photos
taken during the tour of the facility. In addition, I attached a few notes/comments on the building.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


http://:Q:\Common\Federal Reserve Building

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Becker, Eric P
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 7:30:51 AM
Richard,

I am Forwarding this for your file. I am printing a hard copy of this e-mail.

Thank you,

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Bath, Christine
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:04 AM
To: Becker, Eric P
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/09/16/feds-go-to-work-on-the-disposition-
of.html?page=all


From: Becker, Eric P
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:59 AM
To: Bath, Christine
Subject: FW: Federal Reserve Building

Hi Chris,

Do you have an invite that you can forward for this meeting?

Thank you,

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:05 PM
To: Becker, Eric P; Skutack, Mike
Cc: Morello, Lucy
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building

Tag. Eric, you are it.

I had Mike on the Islamic School.

Eric you will have the Fed Reserve.

Lucy you are next up for our next big project.

From: Becker, Eric P
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:03 PM
To: Skutack, Mike
Cc: Herndon, Flip; Morello, Lucy
Subject: Re: Federal Reserve Building

Hi Flip,

I would like to tag along. I believe I can provide some insight into the repurposing of this facility.
Thank you,
Eric Becker
Sent from my iPho
On Mar 24, 2014, at 11:43 AM, "Skutack, Mike" <MSKUTACK@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Flip,

I’ll take the lead. Who are you thinking for the team of 4?

Mike Skutack
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
Phone: 206.252.0669
Fax: 206.252.0573

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:31 AM
To: Skutack, Mike; Becker, Eric P; Morello, Lucy
Subject: Fwd: Federal Reserve Building

Who is interested in taking the lead on a downtown school? I need a small team (4
max) to take a look at the Fed Reserve building this Friday at 10:30am.
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Johnson, Gary" <Gary.Johnson@seattle.gov>
Date: March 24, 2014 at 10:55:35 AM PDT
To: "Herndon, Flip" <ltherndon@seattleschools.org>
Cc: "Steven J. Gillespie" <GillS@foster.com>, "Jon Scholes
(jons@downtownseattle.org)" <jons@downtownseattle.org>
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building
Friday at 10:30 works for Maureen at GSA. She’s asked me to send her a
list of participants. Please let me know who will be coming from SPS.
Thanks.

From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 8:21 AM
To: J ohnson, Gary
Cc: Steven J . Gillespie; J on Scholes (jons@downtownseattle.org)
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building

Gary,

This week I would be available after 3:45 on Wednesday (3/26), After
3:00pm on Thursday (3/27) and between 10:30 and 11:30 on Friday
(3/28). Let me know if any of those work for this week. If not, I can look
at the following week.

Thanks again,

-Flip

From: J ohnson, Gary [mailto:Gary.J ohnson@seattle.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:00 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Steven J . Gillespie; J on Scholes (jons@downtownseattle.org)
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve Building

Flip,
I talked to Jim Biederman after your correspondence with him and he has
changed his position. I won’t go into details here but he has authorized
a building tour for next week. Unfortunately, the woman who schedules
tours is off this week so it may be Monday before we can set a time.
Can you indicate any times you might be available later next week? Thx.

From: Steven J . Gillespie [mailto:GillS@foster.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:43 AM
To: 'Herndon, Flip'; J on Scholes (jons@downtownseattle.org); J ohnson, Gary
Subject: Federal Reserve Building

Flip, Jon, and Gary-

I don’t know if you know each other, but if not:

Lester “Flip” Herndon is the Assistant Superintendent of
Seattle Public Schools, in charge of facilities;
Jonathan “Jon” Scholes is the VP of the Downtown
Seattle Association; and
Gary “Gary” Johnson is a project manager at DPD who
has been heading the City’s study of a potential
downtown school.

Flip and I have been talking about the Federal Reserve
Bank building as a potential site for a public school, and
Flip called the GSA to express the District’s interest. Of
course, the deadline for expressing interest has passed,
and only the human services coalition and the City timely
submitted letters in to the GSA. However, it is my
understanding that the City’s letter, proposing to use the
site for pre-k, was drafted broadly enough to include use
as an elementary school.

Flip is interested in exploring the site, which would
require coordination with the City. Gary, are you the
appropriate point of contact with the City? Do you think
we could get access to the site for Flip’s team to do a
walk-through?

Thanks,

Steve


Steve Gillespie
FOSTER PEPPER PLLC
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-3299
Phone: 206-447-5942
Cell: 206-446-6784
Fax: 206-749-1946
From: Redman, Thomas L
To: Wippel, Teresa; Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: RE: Downtown School
Date: Tuesday, J une 10, 2014 6:03:54 AM
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Hi, I left Aaron a message with an update (we are still studying the building to determine if it suitable for
teaching and learning.) and gave him my phone number. He hasn’t called back.
Tom

From: Wippel, Teresa
Sent: Monday, J une 09, 2014 2:43 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Cc: Redman, Thomas L
Subject: RE: Downtown School

Thanks, Lesley.
Aaron did leave me a message last week and I forwarded it to Tom as I wasn’t sure of the status. Not sure
if Tom talked to him?
Teresa

From: Rogers, Lesley A
Sent: Monday, J une 09, 2014 2:41 PM
To: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: FW: Downtown School

FYI

From: J ames Sido [mailto:J amesS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Monday, J une 09, 2014 1:34 PM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Downtown School

Lesley,

Just got off the phone with Aaron Burkhalter from Real Change, he’s doing a story about the effort to
develop a school at the former Federal Reserve Building.

Jon reiterated that the City and SPS are building a working group to put together an application for use.
Not sure if he’ll give you a ring, but want to make sure you’re aware.


James



James Sido
Public Relations Manager
Downtown Seattle Association/Metropolitan Improvement District
1809 7
th
Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Main: (206) 623-0340
Direct: (206) 613-3208
Cell: (206) 484-9921
DowntownSeattle.com



Our Mission
To champion a healthy, vibrant urban core

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From: Best, Richard L
To: Wolf, J oseph A; Becker, Eric P; Skutack, Mike; Morello, Lucy; Hornby, Anita D; Novitski, Ellen
Subject: 2014_06_06 Meeting with Flip Herndan
Date: Friday, J une 06, 2014 5:27:20 PM
Attachments: 2014_06_06 Meeting with Flip Herndan.docx
FYI
From: Best, Richard L
To: Becker, Eric P
Subject: RE: Federal Reserve
Date: Friday, J une 06, 2014 4:13:19 PM
Monday or Tuesday next week

From: Becker, Eric P
Sent: Friday, J une 06, 2014 3:19 PM
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: Federal Reserve

Richard,

When do you need the folder on the Federal Reserve Building? I am trying get the SEPA for Wilpac
signed etc.

Thank you,

Eric Becker AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager
Capital Projects
Seattle Public Schools
office 206-252-0697
cell 206-496-2561

From: Best, Richard L
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Downtown School
Date: Thursday, J une 05, 2014 4:45:11 PM
Flip,
Let me know what is desired as soon as you know as undoubtedly this will be a significant effort.
Richard
-----Original Message-----
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:51 PM
To: Sugimura, Diane
Cc: Best, Richard L; Harper, Nick; Pittman, Kenny
Subject: Re: Downtown School
Good to know. Thanks for the contacts.
Sent from my iPad
> On Jun 4, 2014, at 5:46 PM, "Sugimura, Diane" <Diane.Sugimura@seattle.gov> wrote:
>
> Thanks Flip ... yes, wish we had more time, but ... guess the feds get to call the shots.
>
> The contact person for the City will be Kenny Pittman in the Office of Intergovt Relations. Nick Harper , director
of OIR, will provide oversight.
>
> The Mayor's team will be meeting to discuss this, but unfortunately, we are not able to get together with Deputy
Mayor Kim until Monday. Thanks.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:15 PM
> To: Sugimura, Diane
> Cc: Best, Richard L
> Subject: Downtown School
>
> Diane,
>
> Whenever you identify the person we should be talking to about the possibilities of the Fed Reserve building,
please let me know. The email we received was a 30 day window and there is much to do in that time. I'm including
Richard Best so he can be brought in the loop.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Flip
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
From: Herndon, Flip
To: Best, Richard L
Subject: 1:1 Richard/Flip
Date: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 3:40:06 PM
When: Friday, June 06, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Where: 2027

Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Facilities Master Plan
Downtown School – Fed Reserve
Wilson Pacific


From: J on Scholes
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: J ohnson, Gary; J ack McCullough
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 9:27:24 AM
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Great. I’m at 206.280.4032.

From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 9:25 AM
To: J on Scholes
Cc: J ohnson, Gary; J ack McCullough
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Unfortunately, booked until then. Sounds like we’ll talk at 1:30.

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: J ohnson, Gary; J ack McCullough
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

If you’re able to meet prior to lunch let me know. If not, I’ll call you at 1:30. Thanks

From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 9:19 AM
To: J on Scholes
Cc: J ohnson, Gary
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

I do. I’ll be downtown for a lunch meeting until about 1:00pm or we can talk on the phone at
1:30pm. I have a meeting back here at the central office at 2:00pm.

From: J on Scholes [mailto:J onS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 9:16 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: J ohnson, Gary
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Hi Flip,
Could we touch base sometime today on this? Is there a good time for you?
Thanks,
J on

Jon Scholes
V.P. Advocacy and Economic Development
Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)
600 Stewart Street, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98101
Direct: (206) 613-3216
DowntownSeattle.com


Our Mission: To champion a healthy, vibrant urban core

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-----Original Message-----
From: W James Biederman - 9P2PZF [wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 11:41 AM Pacific Standard Time
To: Johnson, Gary; LTHerndon@seattleschools.org; Pittman, Kenny
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Carr, Sherry L
Subject: RE: Quick update - Fed Reserve
Date: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 8:18:23 AM
Two responses.

One, in a very short time frame, we would need to be much more accurate about the possible
expenses to renovating the building. I can have a team get much more accurate in conjunction
with the city. We would also need to figure out who is paying for what as the city is the one who is
actually the primary applicant.

Two, depending on the overall expense. The second part would be determining what grade range
we would be looking at for the building, then plotting where current students are located and
where projected students would be in the downtown zone. You might remember on the maps in
the Fall it was kind of a large circle around all of downtown. My guess is, given the size, that the
Fed Reserve would probably be best suited as a K-8 range (elementary or K-8). I don’t think it is big
enough for a high school. Another aspect is to consider what is available. I think I have shared that
I believe we should build another high school on our Memorial Stadium location. We need another
high school and the location is close to where Queen Anne High School used to be located (kind of
close). If we had the Fed Reserve as an elementary/K-8 and Memorial as a High School we would
have the full range covered.

We can talk more later, but those are some of my initial thoughts.

-Flip

From: Carr, Sherry L
Sent: Wednesday, J une 04, 2014 6:38 AM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: Quick update - Fed Reserve

Why would we build a downtown school at the Fed Building when all of the students are at South
Lake Union? Or are you saying we would pursue other opportunities?

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 10:13 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; McLaren, Martha; Carr,
Sherry L; Peters, Susan M; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Quick update - Fed Reserve

Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,

Yesterday I was notified by the GSA that the Homeless Coalition’s application for the Fed Reserve
Building has been denied. That open up a very narrow window (30 days) to work with the city on a
possible application. I don’t have more details than that right now. I have a meeting with the city
today, already scheduled, and this is one of the topics. We do have money in BEX IV to explore a
downtown school, so anything we do as far as more study on actual costs would be coming out of
that fund.

I will update you more later when I have more.

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Peters, Susan M
Subject: Re: Quick update - Fed Reserve
Date: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 12:55:31 PM
I believe $5million is the correct number. Obviously not much to actually build or even
renovate much, but it is a good amount for exploration, estimates, etc.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 3, 2014, at 12:09 PM, "Peters, Susan M" <sue.peters@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Thanks for the update, Flip.
How much money is available in BEX to explore a downtown school option?
Is that the same as or in addition to the $5 million in levy funds already earmarked for it?
Thank you.
Sue Peters
Seattle School Board Director - District IV
sue.peters@seattleschools.org
206-252-0040 / Fax 206-252-0101
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 10:12 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Martin-Morris, Harium; Blanford, Stephan; McLaren,
Martha; Carr, Sherry L; Peters, Susan M; Banda, J ose L
Subject: Quick update - Fed Reserve
Good Morning Board Members and Superintendent,

Yesterday I was notified by the GSA that the Homeless Coalition’s application for the
Fed Reserve Building has been denied. That open up a very narrow window (30 days)
to work with the city on a possible application. I don’t have more details than that
right now. I have a meeting with the city today, already scheduled, and this is one of
the topics. We do have money in BEX IV to explore a downtown school, so anything
we do as far as more study on actual costs would be coming out of that fund.

I will update you more later when I have more.

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: Re: Former Federal Reserve Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 8:50:49 AM
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Figuring it out right now.
Sent from my iPad
On Jun 3, 2014, at 8:50 AM, "Rogers, Lesley A" <larogers1@seattleschools.org> wrote:
Hi Flip – Sounds like the homeless coalition is out…does that mean the District will
pursue the federal reserve building? Teresa and I want to be prepared for any media
questions. And I imagine the Board will want to know next steps.

Thanks!
Lesley

From: J ames Sido [mailto:J amesS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 7:54 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Former Federal Reserve Building

Lesley,

I trust you’re aware of the attached letter?

I meant to send it to you yesterday afternoon, but things are a bit wild over here with
the annual meeting coming up tomorrow.

We just had an op-ed run yesterday on Crosscut about using this site as a school, so I
suspect there may be some level of media interest in the next couple of days. Will
keep you posted if anything comes our way.

James


James Sido
Public Relations Manager
Downtown Seattle Association/Metropolitan Improvement District
600 Stewart Street, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98101
Main: (206) 623-0340
Direct: (206) 613-3208
DowntownSeattle.com

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To champion a healthy, vibrant urban core

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<Compass Housing determination letter.pdf>
From: Rogers, Lesley A
To: Herndon, Flip
Cc: Wippel, Teresa
Subject: FW: Former Federal Reserve Building
Date: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 8:50:23 AM
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Compass Housing determination letter.pdf
Hi Flip – Sounds like the homeless coalition is out…does that mean the District will pursue the
federal reserve building? Teresa and I want to be prepared for any media questions. And I imagine
the Board will want to know next steps.

Thanks!
Lesley

From: J ames Sido [mailto:J amesS@downtownseattle.org]
Sent: Tuesday, J une 03, 2014 7:54 AM
To: Rogers, Lesley A
Subject: Former Federal Reserve Building

Lesley,

I trust you’re aware of the attached letter?

I meant to send it to you yesterday afternoon, but things are a bit wild over here with the annual
meeting coming up tomorrow.

We just had an op-ed run yesterday on Crosscut about using this site as a school, so I suspect there
may be some level of media interest in the next couple of days. Will keep you posted if anything
comes our way.

James


James Sido
Public Relations Manager
Downtown Seattle Association/Metropolitan Improvement District
600 Stewart Street, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98101
Main: (206) 623-0340
Direct: (206) 613-3208
DowntownSeattle.com



Our Mission
To champion a healthy, vibrant urban core

Annual meeting signature


From: Torgelson, Nathan
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Monday, J une 02, 2014 5:21:06 PM
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Hi Flip—Diane plans to talk with you tomorrow about this at your meeting with DPD on BEX
projects. I will likely work with you to pull something together.

Thanks




Nathan Torgelson
Deputy Director
City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019
O: 206.684-0343 I Nathan.torgelson@seattle.gov




From: Herndon, Flip [mailto:ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 12:57 PM
To: Torgelson, Nathan
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Nathan,

I’m wondering who the best person to speak to is on this matter would be.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 12:54 PM
To: 'J ohnson, Gary'
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Gary,

When can we get together to talk about this application? I can make myself available this week.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 11:41 AM
To: Gary J ohnson; Herndon, Flip; Kenny Pittman
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg


We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Herndon, Flip
To: "J ohnson, Gary"
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Date: Monday, J une 02, 2014 12:59:46 PM
Great. Thank you.

From: J ohnson, Gary [mailto:Gary.J ohnson@seattle.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 12:58 PM
To: Herndon, Flip
Subject: RE: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg

Hi Flip,
I'm out through June recovering from hip replacement surgery so I will not be able to meet.
Let me see if I can identify a point person from the City. I'll get back to you ASAP.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Herndon, Flip [ltherndon@seattleschools.org]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 12:53 PM Pacific Standard Time
To: Johnson, Gary
Subject: FW: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg
Gary,

When can we get together to talk about this application? I can make myself available this week.

Thanks,

-Flip

From: W J ames Biederman - 9P2PZF [mailto:wjames.biederman@gsa.gov]
Sent: Monday, J une 02, 2014 11:41 AM
To: Gary J ohnson; Herndon, Flip; Kenny Pittman
Cc: Stroud, Yolanda; Iain Hastings; Maureen Sheehan
Subject: Re: educational use of the former Fed Reserve Bank bldg


We learned today that HHS has rejected the homeless application for inadequate financial
resources. See the letter from HHS attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you
can perfect and submit an application for educational use within 30 days that shows adequate
funding availability. Thanks. Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, WA 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, W James Biederman - 9P2PZF
<wjames.biederman@gsa.gov> wrote:

This email is to clarify that GSA has no problem with the city and the school district
working together on utilization of this building for broader education uses. In the event the
homeless application is not approved, you of course need to be ready to submit the
application to Ms Yolanda Stroud in a timely manner -- doing that should be facilitated by
the Homeless Coalition's willingness to share all of its due diligence investigations and
reports, Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Jim
W. James Biederman, Esq., Program Expert
Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division
PBS Office of Real Property Asset Management
U.S. General Services Administration
400 15th St SW (9P2PZF), Auburn, Wa 98001
Office 253-931-7806; fax 253-876-7204

From: Herndon, Flip
To: Blanford, Stephan
Subject: Re: A few updates
Date: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 1:26:49 PM
I can understand. I probably should have used reconstituted. It is replacing the members who
have been on the committee for three years. The original committee was supposed to have
members rotate off at most every two years. That hasn't happened and the perception of that
committee is that it is not representative of the larger Seattle demographic. Additionally, I
think the last two recommendations were really beyond the charge of what the committee has
been asked to do. As a result, in conversation/consultation with Jose (because it is a
superintendent's committee) the timing was right to reset with new members and an updated
and clarified charter and bylaws.
I hope that clarifies. If not, feel free to call me tonight at
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 11, 2014, at 12:26 PM, "Blanford, Stephan" <stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org>
wrote:
Flip:
"Reset" the FACMAC? What does this mean? What is the rationale? It isn't very helpful to
know this type of information without knowing the underlying reasoning, especially when I
have a Community meeting scheduled for later this week that is routinely attended by
members of the committee. Give me a call if it is easier to discuss through that means.
Stephan
Dr. Stephan Blanford
Director, Seattle School Board, District V
email)Stephan.blanford@seattleschools.org
call)206.252.0040
fax)206.252.0101
From: Herndon, Flip
Sent: Wednesday, J une 11, 2014 8:25 AM
To: Peaslee, Sharon D; Patu, Betty; Peters, Susan M; Carr, Sherry L; Blanford, Stephan;
McLaren, Martha; Martin-Morris, Harium; Banda, J ose L
Subject: A few updates
Good Morning Board Members,

I wanted to give some updates on a few areas where there have been emails or
inquiries as of late:

1) Nathan Hale Waitlists – there will be more information about waitlists in
general in the Friday memo, but the assumptions that the difference of 11
students at the high school level is making a significant change in staffing
is not accurate. There have been a few changes at Hale (e.g. a few
additional special ed. classrooms). Sometimes these programmatic
RCW 42.56.250(3)
changes can have an impact on general ed staff because the number of
classrooms has not changed, but the ratio within a classroom has. This
has happened in a few schools, but we are trying to follow what the new
special education model implementation will be according to the agreed
upon plan with the state.

2) PreSchool – I have mentioned previously that SPS has been planning on
having 5 special education preschool classrooms at the Old Van Asselt
building starting this Fall. I have also mentioned that originally we were
speaking with the City about have an additional 5 classrooms of non-
special. However, the City has reversed course and decided not to fund
any preschool classrooms this coming school year in anticipation of a
ballot measure this Fall that would then provide funding for the ’15-16
school year. This proposal, which is a modification from their original
study and different from models we have seen on the preschool study trip
this past Winter, was finally approved by the City Council just last Friday
(6/6/14). SPS has not really been a partner to this plan even though we
have reached out to the City and expressed and interest to work with
them on the plan. However, there is a meeting next week between the
City and SPS to talk about how a partnership can look with the
implementation of preschool for all.
There had been some conversation with some current SPS supporters
about whether or not they would be interested in funding the non-special
education classrooms. Those conversations are ongoing. There are some
other logistical challenges associated with the Van Asselt site, but we are
working through those to ensure that all programs located there will be
supported and successful and that hopefully it will serve as a model for
what preschool could look like city-wide. We are also contemplating an
additional site, Gatzert, as a location for a preschool for all classroom.
Gatzert had been identified in the Fall as a possible location for a Title 1
preschool and a room was being prepared to begin in the Fall of ’14. This
would just change the funding and alignment of the classroom to that of
others at Van Asselt. I will be able to update you more on PreSchool in the
coming weeks.

3) Fed Reserve Building – You may have read that the Homeless Coalition
had their application for the Fed Reserve building rejected. It is a tight
timeline, but the City and school district can submit an application that is
due July 3
rd
. There is a lot of work to do and the City is the one that can
file the actual application. We would be working in conjunction with
them. I don’t have anything more on that right now either, but hoping to
by the end of next week.

4) FACMAC – The Superintendent met with FACMAC about 2 weeks ago and
has made a decision to reset the committee. We will be putting forth
clear information about applying to the committee and a clear charge and
expectations for the committee and look to have new members on board
with a first meeting in September. We will be working with the office of
Family and Community Engagement to get the word out and advertise for
new members.

5) K-5 STEM @ Boren – Lastly, a quick update about the roll up of grades for
the K-5 (eventually K-8 STEM) school at Boren. As you may be aware, the
original intent was to start expanding the program to 6
th
grade starting
this year. However, the co-location of Arbor Heights within the same
building for the next two years has limited the amount of physical
classrooms on site. Between the two schools they are occupying all but 2
classrooms. There are also currently 10 portables on site that are also
completely full. The Kindergarten classroom numbers (2) are also smaller
than usual because of this space concern. If either program were to grow,
it would need to be sustained not for just the ’14-15 school year, but also
the ’15-16 school year. Because of this, it was determined to delay the
expansion of the 6
th
grade implementation for at least 1 year and maybe
2 depending on the space available. Once Arbor Heights is out of the
building and in their new school, expansion will not be a problem. I know
it is not what was originally designed, but we have had to make several
modifications to timelines district wide as we deal with capacity
constraints. If there are any additional changes, I will be sure to let you
know.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email.

-Flip

Flip Herndon, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Capital, Facilities and Enrollment Planning
Seattle Public School

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