Schematic Design update

January 2019

At the Jan. 14 Community Forum, the Building Committee provided a project overview, Schematic Design and sustainability update, cost overview, high school benchmark comparison and more.

Also this month, the committee reviewed a High School benchmark analysis provided by Skanska USA and voted to use the Parmenter School only as a temporary location for Menotomy Preschool during construction of AHS.

Lastly, the committee reviewed refined Mass. Ave. exterior entry designs provided by HMFH Architects and selected design Option 2 with modifications. 

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What’s Next:
  • HMFH Architects will complete schematic design concepts for the site, exterior facade and interior layout.
  • Refined budget estimates are expected on 1/29, the Building Committee will discuss the estimates at their 1/29 and 1/31 meetings and vote a final project budget.
  • Arlington will submit the Schematic Design to MSBA in February 2019
  • MSBA will review the submission to determine the reimbursement grant from the MSBA and Arlington’s financial share of the project in mid-April
  • Once the Schematic Design is approved, Arlington voters must approve a debt exclusion to pay for Arlington’s share of the project.  A June special election is anticipated.
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