Due to declining enrollment and significant budget reductions Evergreen Elmentary School was closed beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. Students from the school were re-assigned to Mountlake Terrace Elementary or Terrace Park Elementary.
The Edmonds School District has decided to demolish the former Evergreen School building beginning in mid-September, eliminating a significant liability for risk and maintenance and as a first step for preparing the site for redevelopment at a future time. In June of this year the City of Mountlake Terrace initiated and subsequently approved a zoning change for the site, designating it “Freeway/Tourist” use. The Edmonds School District says that they had anticipated leasing the school on an interim basis but that the zoning change will not allow it. The City says that the Edmonds School District did not provide any direct opposition to the zoning code change undertaken by the Planning Commission and the City Council last year. The City also says the the District did at one time express an interest in renting out the closed facility for purposes other than a public school, but never brought forward a specific proposal.
To find out more about the future of the Evergreen Elementary property, attend the informational meeting on Thursday, August 19, at Terrace Park Elementary Commons beginning at 7pm. Terrace Park Elementary is located at 5409 228th Street Southwest.