East Gloucester/ Veterans' Building Project
Opening Fall 2023
4/8 School Building Committee Meeting
Mark Lydon and Brian Hromadka from CBRE/Heery, the Owner's Project Manager (OPM), reviewed the updated organization chart of the OPM team, the project schedule, an updated and the submission of the Early Release Package (ERP1) which includes demolition of Veterans' Memorial School and early site work. The committee approved pre-construction work to be performed by Mulitvista which entails photographic documentation of properties within 250 feet of the building site. A neighborhood meeting is planned for May 18 to discuss the construction process with neighbors.
Superintendent Lummis was unanimously voted as co-chair of the School Building Committee.
4/1 Joint School Committee / City Council Meeting
An update on the Design Development plan was presented to the School Committee and City Council at their joint meeting on Thursday, April 1.
Supt. Lummis reviewed the project timeline and various aspects of the project including safe arrival and dismal, site safety, and the good news that the project is on budget. Principal Fusco (Veterans' Memorial School) and Principal Pasquarello (East Gloucester School) highlighted improvements to the educational plan that this new school provides - showing photos of the outside play areas, classrooms, gymnasium, and other learning spaces.
4/1/21 Presentation is here.
3/25 Building Committee Meeting
The Building Committee met on Thursday, March 25 to finalize and authorize the Owners' Project Manager (OPM) to submit the completed Design Development (DD) plan to the MSBA. A brief overview of the project and submission documents were presented to the committee by Michele Rogers (Dore & Whittier) and Mark Lydon (CBRE/Heery). The DD submission is comprehensive and includes the designer’s cost estimate, detailed drawings and specifications, project approvals, building code analysis, and much more. It also includes responses to the MSBA’s questions on the schematic design. The DD submission was approved unanimously by the building committee, and will be submitted to the MSBA by the OPM on their behalf by March 30. The MSBA will review the submission and respond within 21 days with any follow-up questions, which will have an additional 14 days for response. A project update will be presented to a joint city council and school committee meeting next Thursday, April 1.
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Flyby Tour of the proposed new East Gloucester/Veterans' Building
Interactive visioning workshop with project architects and designers. Building Committee members and the public were invited to view a series of "vision boards" and give feedback on a variety of images. This sparked conversation to begin defining design directions for the new school building, to ensure that the final design reflects the values, history, and unique qualities of the community, in addition to meeting our students' educational needs.
Overview of the new school's site layout for parking and drop off.
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