As of September 10, 2020, we are excited to announce we have broken ground on our expansion project at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House!

The construction site surrounded by yellow caution tape.


The project will add 25 rooms to our property and construction will likely last until mid-September 2021.

Our aim is to complete this construction project with as little neighborhood disruption as possible. The next five weeks of the project will consist of excavation. We anticipate some noise and dust during this time.

Our construction crew will be taking standard measures to reduce potential disturbance wherever possible, including spraying the construction site with water throughout the day to keep dust levels down and flagging the road when loads are coming and going.

Most construction parking will remain onsite, while the sidewalk in front of the House and 40th Ave NE will remain accessible to all traffic. Construction is expected to take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day, with impact noise restricted to the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Dianna Finnerty, our Executive Director, at .

We look forward to our expansion and this new chapter of providing support for families!

February 3: As of February 3, 2021, the pin pilings have been completed. The framing for the concrete footings will finish this week, after which concrete for the footings will be poured. The only change in traffic will be the concrete truck coming and going.

January 4: As of January 4, 2021, the retaining wall has been dug, the retaining wall footing has been installed, and some walls are going up. Except some noise as pin pilings continue through the next few weeks.

November 10: As of November 5, 2020, we have resumed excavation and water detention work. The next two weeks will consist of excavating for a retaining wall and water detention system. Expect some noise due to the excavating and machinery. There will also be a number of dump trucks coming in and out of the Ronald McDonald House parking lot during this time.

October 15: As of October 15, 2020, we have paused excavation and water detention work because an unknown water line and sewer main were uncovered. Our crew is in the process of reconfiguring the water detention plans so they don’t interfere with the water line.

September 29: As of September 29, 2020, our crew is doing pre-foundation work on the site, which will be followed with work on the water retention system. We are on schedule to start pin pilings by mid-October, a noisy process which will take 8-10 days.

September 17: As of September 17, 2020, our crew is nearly finished with the demolition phase and is working on removing the last of the old concrete foundation. Starting next week, we will move into the excavation part of our project, which will last for 3-4 weeks and will involve trucks coming in and out of the construction site to take dirt and debris away.

Check back on this page for regular construction updates!

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