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The historic Colman School (built in  Seattle’s Rainier Valley in 1909) was abandoned and in disrepair when it was occupied by local activists in 1985 who wanted the school converted to a black history museum. Even with the City, school district, and population in general support of the concept, it wasn’t until 1993 that the City agreed to fund the project and the activists finally vacated the building.  Cannon provided civil engineering design, permit documents, and construction phase services for major renovations to the Colman School building. Site design included extensive use of biofiltration swales and raingardens to improve water quality downstream.

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