The trees are planted and grass is growing! The project punch list is getting smaller, and we can expect to see the photovoltaic panels being installed on the sloped roofs in the next few weeks. Stay tuned – more about the PV system after the December 14th SBC meeting! The November photo gallery is here and the slide deck from the last meeting is here.
The landscaping team is putting the finishing touches on the center field and the grassy areas around the school. In this image you can see new grass along the south end of the building and one of the many newly planted trees. We thank our students and the community for being patient with this part of the process. Someday the ropes will come down and we can all roam freely! Click on the October photo gallery to see more photos.
Highlights from this past Wednesday’s SBC meeting:
Lots of grading and seeding all around the campus, including restoration of the center field!
The end-of-project “punch list”, which had over 500 items in mid September, now stands at about 175. So many final details to take care of! Thank you to the entire team for getting them done.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is on Friday, October 28th @1:30pm! The entire community is invited! If you’d like to attend the ceremony and/or building tours, please email email@example.com. Tours are from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
For the first time since March 2020, our Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be together in one building! And for the first time ever, our preK students will join them. Welcome back to school, everyone! We wish you a creative, exploratory, fun, healthy, and great year. – The SBC Team
Remember how excited we were to see the temporary school being built? We are now just as thrilled to see it being deconstructed! One by one, the modular units are being prepared for transport to their new home at the Nauset Regional High School. It will take a couple of weeks to remove the temporary school, the concrete footings, and the parking lot. After that, reconstruction of the field can begin.
Also, at this week’s meeting, we learned:
Installation of playground equipment will begin soon!
The racks that support the PV panels on the roof are being installed. Work began on top of the Middle School (Reed) Gym and will progress along the building.
Concrete and paving work continues on the Commons courtyard, main entrance, and walkways.
Interior finishes are well underway, and final clean-up is starting at the preK/Kindergarten end of the building.
The link to the meeting presentation is here, and more photos have been added to the July gallery.
*Our thanks to Peter von Mertens for the title of the blog post!
The new “Commons Playground” will be located at the northwest corner of the school. The photo below shows the sidewalk that will encircle the playground, making it accessible. Check out other recent photos in the new July photo gallery!.
The School Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00pm. The agenda and zoom link can be found here.
A lot of work will be happening on Ballfield Road during school vacation week. Please see Superintendent Becky McFall’s message below. Click here for the slide deck from this week’s meeting.
Dear Lincoln Campus Community,
This week Consigli Construction began work on the road between the Lincoln School and the K-4 modular building. The asphalt was stripped down to gravel and more extensive excavation will take place in the next week with paving over the April vacation week. Please drive carefully in this area and reduce your speeds on the gravel roadways.
Many thanks to the faculty and staff for working around this additional challenge and being flexible and supportive of using alternative recess locations.
SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL TOWN MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH – in the renovated Auditorium!!!
As the Lincoln School renovation progresses, the project team is planning for the complicated logistics required to bring it to a close. Four major pieces of the puzzle are: 1) installation of the photovoltaic (PV) system; 2) removal of the temporary classrooms; 3) field restoration; and 4) repaving the road and parking lots. Here is what we know:
Our 1 megawatt PV system will include rooftop panels and canopies over both parking lots. There will also be a 500 kilowatt battery storage system.
The PV system is being installed by SunPower. The terms of the contract have been finalized and the rate for solar electricity is locked in for the next 25 years. Many thanks to our negotiation team, (Buck Creel, Jim Hutchinson, and our consultant from Beacon Integrated Systems) and our PPA Subcommittee (Alex Chatfield, Tim Christenfeld, Buck Creel, Jim Hutchinson, Ed Kern, and Peter Watkinson)!
The photo above shows prep work that was completed in the Middle School parking lot. Work to prepare the Primary School parking lot will begin in May.
Installation of the PV panels will begin this summer. Supply chain issues have delated the receipt of long lead-time equipment, but the goal is to have the system fully operational by March 2023.
The School Committee is finalizing an agreement to sell the temporary classrooms for $550,000; the purchasing district needs them in place by the start of school in Fall 2022.
Removal of the temporary school will begin in July; the temporary parking lot and concrete footers will need to be removed before playing field restoration can begin. Click here to see photos of the installation process we went through starting Summer 2019 through Spring 2020.
It will take at least 2 growing seasons until the playing fields are ready for use; target is Fall 2023.
PV installation, removal of the temp classrooms, and restoration of the field are being closely coordinated with the final repaving of the upper portion of the Ballfield Road loop and parking lots. Reminder: the lower portion of the loop will not be repaved as part of the project; will need to be a future town project.
Click here to see the slide deck from the meeting.
Power outages are always an exciting topic of conversation in Lincoln and the school is a not-infrequent victim of branches falling on the wires that run between the road and the school. One very important aspect of the building project is that the electric lines are being buried under ground. This work has begun, most noticeably along the road between the center field and Hartwell.
With Deep Gratitude…
Because of a very generous gift from an anonymous donor, we will be able to restore the plan to build the courtyard outside of the Learning and Dining Commons. The design includes three large benches that will be made from several salvaged oak trees from Ballfield Road and from granite pieces that are on Lincoln conservation land. The SBC is very excited that the courtyard has been reinstated into the project! It will become a wonderful school and community asset.
We don’t mean to “drone” on…
…but we hope you’ll enjoy this aerial view of the construction site that was provided to us by our Owner’s Project Manager. They plan to take videos on a monthly basis, so stay tuned for more as we all watch the progress! More project photos are here.
Next (Virtual) SBC Meeting: Wednesday, September 16th @7:00pm.