Impact | Black River Elementary

Renton, Washington


K - 5



Completion Year


Project Details

Elementary School

16906 116th Avenue Southeast
Renton, Washington 98058

General Contractor
Marpac Construction

Miller Hayashi

Square Footage

Project Overview

WCSD partnered with Impact Public Schools to identify and build out their fourth school, Impact | Black River Elementary (BRE) in Renton, WA. BRE opened its doors in August 2023 to K-2 grade students and will add approximately 100 students per year until a stable-state enrollment of 594 is achieved in the 2027-2028 school year.

The site was originally built as grocery store in 1959 as part of a shopping mall development. The building was a one-story that was vacant and in need of significant rehab. The renovations involved seismic upgrades, roof replacement, full replacements of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire/life/safety systems, and interior improvements to create 22 classrooms, admin space, a commons, new restrooms, and a heat-and-serve kitchen. Exterior improvements included the addition of a sidewalk/plaza area in front of the building, a playground, and parking lot landscaping.