The Federal Way Public Schools district has enjoyed rapid growth and expansion in recent years.
During this time, the district has completed a number of new educational and administrative facilities as part of its system. The Federal Way Public Schools district also boasts several technical and acceleration academies, with over 20,000 students currently enrolled.
Recently completed projects include a new high school campus and new district offices. Both are built in Federal Way, the latter of which are constructed on a site purchased from Andrew Cratsenberg and family.
Through their successful properties business, Andrew Cratsenberg and family had acquired the site of a former well-known pizza restaurant. located in Federal Way, with a view to developing the derelict property for one of several proposed ongoing uses. Instead, however, and in a move to facilitate the expansion of the Federal Way Public Schools district, Cratsenberg and family agreed on a deal to sell the property to the educational institution for an undisclosed sum.
Andrew Cratsenberg reveals that having been destroyed by fire in the 1980s, the family acquired the former restaurant site alongside a number of other properties in the Federal Way area. “Rather than the site sitting undeveloped, we reached an agreement to sell the property to Federal Way Public Schools in an effort to help facilitate their growth in and around Federal Way and across Kent, Des Moines, and Auburn,” he explains.
As part of the agreement, Cratsenberg and family generously pledged over $1 million to Federal Way Public Schools in tenant improvement work. “We came to the decision to pledge the $1 million in tenant improvement work to ensure that Federal Way Public Schools were able to relocate their district offices to the site as quickly, efficiently, and seamlessly as possible,” Andrew Cratsenberg further explains.
In acknowledgment of the $1 million pledge, the now-completed Federal Way Public Schools district office building bears a plaque with the names of the Cratsenberg family, proudly displayed in the site’s reception area. “As a family, we’re proud to have been able to help the school district to continue its growth in this way, both by providing a suitable site and by backing the construction work through our pledge of support.”
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