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A look forward…and a look back…

From Superintendent McFall: What to expect September 19 – October 10: Modular Trailer/Temporary School Update The modular classrooms (trailers) that are currently located on the Lincoln campus will begin to be set into place this week to form the temporary school in the configuration that will be used to operate the K-4 school for the […]

On Budget…

The consensus of three independent cost estimates is that the project continues to be on budget! The Design Development phase is now drawing to a close, and the Construction Documents (CD) phase begins. The next round of cost estimates will been at “60% CD,” which means when the construction documents are 60% complete. Project Schedule […]

The bottom line…

As mentioned in prior posts, the Design Development drawings were recently submitted for another round of cost estimation. Those estimates will be reviewed at this week’s SBC meeting. Wednesday, April 10th, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room Review preliminary construction costs Review updated construction timeline Subcommittee reports Site permitting update

Design Updates…

The design team is continuing to work through a myriad of site plan, systems, and design details. Following are some updated images that were shown at Wednesday’s meeting.  To see the entire slide deck, click here. Below is a view of the current site showing the latest thinking about the location and configuration of the […]

Update from Town Meeting 2019

For the first time in…a long time…there was no school project presentation or vote at Town Meeting. However, there were two warrant articles with ties to the project: Property Tax Study Committee: In February, the Selectmen (BOS) appointed the Study Committee, which is charged with examining existing tax abatement/deferral programs, determining unmet needs, investigating other […]

Honoring our History…

As the SBC and design team work through the Design Development phase, there are discussions about the preservation and reinstallation of historic elements such as the butterfly weathervane and the bell from the deCordova estate. In addition, the committee is considering ways to salvage some materials from the demolition process for reuse in the building. […]

Worth a 1000 Words…

At the 2/27 SBC meeting, the design team (SMMA/EwingCole) presented the latest iterations of interior and exterior design elements. Some examples are below, and more can be found in the image gallery here. The next SBC meeting is on Wednesday, March 13th, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room. The SBC is considering two options for controlling solar […]

Project Bond Update

At the February 27th SBC meeting, Jim Hutchinson, Chair of the Finance Committee, provided information about the recently issued bond for the project, and shared analysis of the impact on residential tax bills. On February 15th, the Town’s “AAA Stable” bond rating was reconfirmed by Standard & Poors. This was excellent news for Lincoln, and […]

This Week @ the SBC: Bond Rate & Design Updates!

In December, the Finance Committee used estimated bond rates of 4% and 5% to model the projected tax impact of the project… Last week the town’s finance team got an updated bond rating and was ready to put the initial project bond out to bid, locking in our interest rate. The initial bond is for […]

23 and We…

…Throughout the development of the school project, we have been focused on reaching an energy use target of EUI 23.  What does that mean, how do we get there, and are we getting close to our goal? First, a refresher, what is EUI? Energy Use Intensity (EUI) = The amount of energy (kBtu) consumed per […]

If Sustainability is Important to You…

…or you just love learning about mechanical and building systems, this is the meeting for you! SBC Meeting this Wednesday! (February 13th) 7:00pm, Hartwell Multipurpose Room On the Agenda: Introduce the Commissioning Agent (person who oversees the execution of all the detailed work that must be done to meet our sustainability goals) Review the Owner’s […]

Not Our First Rodeo…

Interior Design: At the January 23rd SBC meeting, the SBC got a look at design concepts for the the interior of the school.  SMMA talked about choosing interior finishes that 1) create a calmer visual environment; 2) are durable; and 3) stay within our budget. This is made a bit more challenging by the fact that […]

A Look Inside…

…at Plans for the Interior At this Wednesday’s SBC meeting (January 23rd, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room), the SBC will spend the bulk of the meeting reviewing updated floor plans, interior design, and interior materials. Cost Check: After the December vote, Consigli came on board as our Construction Manager. Since then, they have been examining the building and […]

Making Progress…

The Design Development phase is defined by a continuous series of design refinements, feedback, and decisions. At Wednesday’s SBC meeting, the committee reviewed a couple of different roofline options for the Learning Commons, and considered several possible design directions for the pathways and courtyards on both the east and west sides of the new main […]

Meeting Reminder

The SBC’s first meeting of 2019 is tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 9th) at 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room. It is a full agenda! As a reminder, SBC agendas can always be found by using the link on the left hand side of the home page (scroll down a bit), or by going to the School Committee […]

Holiday Wishes…

The Outreach Team wishes you and your families moments of rest and regeneration, joy and peace, and love and laughter as we close out 2018 and welcome 2019.  The next SBC meeting is on Wednesday, January 9th, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room. Slides from the December 19th SBC meeting can be found here. See you next […]

Next SBC Meeting

The SBC will meet Wednesday, December 19th, 7:00pm, Hartwell Multipurpose Room. Items on the agenda include: Report on design meeting at SMMA Report on PPA Sub Committee  

Rule #10…Revisited…

“It never gets easier, you just go faster.”   – attributed to Greg LeMond, Rule #10, You may remember this cycling quote from our blog post after June 9th…It is equally appropriate now! Given all that will get accomplished between now and the end of April, it is the perfect message to get the […]

Thank you…

…to the almost 1000 fellow citizens who came to Town Meeting. …to the over 1600 voters who voted at the ballot box. …to the many people who regularly attended and participated in SBC meetings. …to everyone who participated in outreach sessions, sent us questions, or came to community forums. …to our design and Owner’s Project […]


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