SPSI Relocation Milestones

This is a list of milestones as we make our way to the new SPSI space at Fairview.

We encourage members of the SPSI community to make suggestions of activities and benchmarks that are missing from this list.


Early 2023

  • SPSI informed of large rent increase in the 4020 E Madison St location. Board makes decision not to renew and lease term ends at the end of June

June 2023

  • SPSI begins touring potential new spaces.

July 2023

  • After touring potential new locations, SPSI board settles on new location at 1938 Fairview East.
  • SPSI informs Sebco of our intent to move.

September 2023

  • First floor plans drafted for Fairview location.
  • Meet with architects to discuss plans & provide feedback

October 2023

  • Architects submit plans to city of Seattle for permitting.
  • SPSI Board passes resolution to withdraw Seattle Foundation funds for buildout and furnishing the Fairview location.

December 2023

  • Funds disbursed from Seattle Foundation for buildout, move, and furnishings.

January 2024

  • Community invited to tour Fairview location before build-out commences.
  • A gathering in the common area on the 2nd floor and tour of the space in progress?
  • Plans for new space finalized
  • 3D models of new space?
  • Permit approved for new space
  • Construction starts
  • Paint color selection
  • Furniture selection
  • Research nearby coffee, restaurants, amenities
  • February 2024
  • “In-Process” Check-in at new space?

March 2024

  • Retreat in new space
  • Tour of space in progress

May 2024

  • Final paint and finishes
  • Scheduled end of construction
  • Infrastructure in place
  • Hybrid learning technology installed
  • End-of-year party in new SPSI space

June 2024

  • Goodbye Party in Madison space
  • Big in-person Book Sale at current space
  • Silent auction
  • Packing up starts
  • Moving!
  • Furniture in place
  • Library books in place
  • SPSI artwork in place
  • Any SPSI branding or logos added

June 30, 2024

  • SPSI lease ends
  • Last day in old space

June 1, 2024

  • SPSI is officially a tenant at Fairview
  • Move in starts!

September 2024

  • Classes resume in new space