• Kincaid

Project Background

  • Kincaid Elementary School (KES), home of the Kincaid Kind Coyotes, was built in 1996. Over the last 25 years, unexpected drainage and annual freeze/thaw cycles have drastically deteriorated the school’s driveway, bus drive, and parking area. Storm drains are failing, standing water prevents use of the main playground area, pavement is buckling, and outdated traffic design causes increased vehicle congestion at the school entrances during peak drop off and pick up times.

     

    Now past its 25-year useful life, the ASD has the opportunity to re-design KES’s parking areas and traffic flow to reflect current usage patterns, as well as improve site drainage, safety and lighting, and access for pedestrians, bike riders, busses, and cars. Other than a potential new bus access route from Raspberry Road, the majority of updates will be made to the existing site footprint.

     

    In 2022, ASD hired CRW Engineering to develop a site design to address drainage, access, and traffic concerns at KES and conform with the Municipality of Anchorage’s (MOA) current comprehensive plan (Title 21) requirements. Following data collection at the site and using information from KES stakeholders, ASD and CRW will present a preliminary design to the MOA’s Urban Design Commission (UDC) and Planning Department in September 2022 with the intent of having a final design ready for contractor bids and construction in Summer 2023.

Public Involvement

  • Public and stakeholder involvement is critical for this design effort. Gaining input from KES users and neighbors early in the design effort will ensure that multiple stakeholder voices are heard, concerns are identified, and ideas for improvements are generated and, if appropriate, incorporated into the preliminary design.

     

    Projects are most successful when stakeholders understand how and why projects are identified, how they benefit the broader community, and have a voice in the decision-making process. ASD understands that regular communication with stakeholders and neighborhood residents is key to successful projects. The Public Involvement Plan (PIP) details the process, methods, and timeline the KES Site Improvements design team will use to communicate the project needs, solicit ideas and identify user group needs, and how they will work directly with the interested public to gather meaningful input into the design process.

Project Timeline

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    Plan Task

     

    Public Involvement Activity

     

    Date

     

    Purpose

     

    Ongoing

     

    Informational Materials and Project Updates

     

    Starting March 25, 2022

    Provide clearinghouse for project information, project schedule, public involvement

    opportunities, etc.

     

    Data Gathering (to 35% design)

     

    Online Survey

     

    April 2022

    Collect user-identified needs, concerns, and opportunities prior to

    initial design efforts

    Meeting with KES

    Principal

    April 1

     

    Introduce project, share understanding of existing conditions, begin data collection/public input

    SLCC Presentation

    April 11

    Public Open House

    April 13

    ASD Board Presentation

    April 18

    KES PTA Presentation

    April 18

    KEW Spring Carnival

    April 29

     

    Permitting (to 65% design

    SLCC Presentation

    May 9

    Provide project updates, share what we learned during data gathering,

    seek input on 35% design

    Public Open House

    May 11

    ASD Board Presentation

    May 17

    KES PTA Presentation

    May 16

    Last Day of School

    May 19

    Final Design

     

    October 2023

     

     

    Bidding/Construction

     

     

    Fall 2022 – Summer 2023

    Communications during bidding and construction will be

    managed by ASD.

Public Comment

Resource Documents

Upcoming Events

    • April 11 – 6:30 p.m. – Sand Lake Community Council – Sand Lake Elementary School
    • April 12-13 – 8:30-9:00 a.m or 3:15-3:45 p.m. In-person survey at drop off and pick up location – Kincaid Elementary School
    • April 19 – 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Public Open House – Kincaid Elementary School - Library/Gym 
    • April 29 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Kincaid Carnival – Booth – Outreach to parents and kids – Kincaid Elementary School

Project Overview

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Project Contacts

  • ASD is the project owner and is responsible for KES site improvements, decision-making and project implementation.

     

    Anchorage School District
    Robert Weber, Project Manager 
    907-348-5265
    weber_robert@asdk12.org

     

    Kincaid Elementary School
    Wendy Zorea, School Contact
    907-245-5535
    zorea_wendy@asdk12.org

     

    CRW is the lead consultant, responsible for overall, day-to-day project management. CRW is responsible for site data collection, public involvement and project communications, engineering, and permitting.

     

    CRW Engineering Group
    Rebecca Campbell, PE, Design Project Manager
    907-646-5614
    rcampbell@crweng.com

     

    CRW Engineering Group
    Julie Jessen, Public Involvement
    907-644-5622
    jjessen@crweng.com

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