Feb 2019 Bulletin

Updates

Read the latest in the February ‘AHS Building Project Bulletin‘.  In this issue: Project Budget Finalized Updated Exterior Design Cost Resources Subscribe to receive these occasional Bulletins and stay up-to-date on this complex project.

Blog: Arriving at the final budget

Updates

As the project nears the end of the Schematic Design phase, the Building Committee has spent the past few weeks reviewing refined cost estimates and discussing adjustments to the project budget. At the February 5 meeting, the Building Committee voted unanimously on a proposed project budget of $291M, a $17M reduction from the preliminary estimate of $308M last summer. Read …

Blog: Parmenter School Analysis

Updates

At its January 22nd meeting, the Building Committee voted to use the Parmenter School only as a temporary location for Menotomy Preschool during construction of AHS and not for permanent relocation of either the preschool or the district administration offices. Read more about the analysis that was performed and a summary of the discussion in our latest Ponderings blog post: …

Jan. Forum Online

Updates

Missed the January 14th Schematic Design & Cost forum? We’ve provided materials here. Presentation: Project overview, Schematic Design update (exterior facade, site), Sustainability update, Cost decisions, Town office location considerations, High School benchmark analysis, estimated taxpayer impact and more ACMi replay

Blog: High School Benchmarks: We are not alone

Updates

Arlington, Belmont, Waltham, Saugus and Somerville are five High School building projects navigating through similar challenges–dense suburbs with somewhat comparably scaled projects being undertaken generally within the same timeframe. While there are similarities between the projects, none of these projects (or other projects in the state) are comparable in complexity to Arlington High School. Read our latest Pondering Blog ‘High …

January Events

Updates

As the AHS Building Project progresses through the Schematic Design phase, the AHS Building Committee is hosting the following events to keep residents informed and offer an opportunity to ask questions. January 9 – Building Tours, 7pm, Arlington High School –Tours will take approximately 45 minutes with a brief Q&A session to follow.  January 14 – Community Forum, 7pm, Arlington Town …

Blog: Menotomy Preschool’s role in the district

Updates

Menotomy Preschool is currently housed at Arlington High School and is included in the new building. An integral component of the Arlington Public Schools, Menotomy contributes to Arlington’s wide range of services and programs that meet the needs of all students. Our latest Ponderings blog post “Menotomy Preschool’s role in the district” provides more detail on the program and its …

Exterior Design Concept Selected

Updates

At its December 4th meeting, the AHS Building Committee further discussed three exterior design concepts as well as findings of the recent community-wide feedback form. Through the feedback form, over 1,400 community members provided input on exterior design concepts, the site plan and potential re-use/re-creation options for historic elements.  Read the summary of the findings. At the meeting, each committee member shared …

Blog: Nov. Community Feedback Summary

Updates

Our latest blog post ‘November Community Feedback Summary‘ provides a summary of input gathered from over 1,400 respondents about exterior design concepts, an updated site plan and reuse/re-creation of historic element concepts.

Town Manager Memo on Fields

Updates

In response to community concern about the loss of the Peirce Practice field at AHS and growing demand for soccer and lacrosse fields, Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine issued a memo that includes: An overview of the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) renovation project Alternatives being explored to mitigate the loss of the Peirce Practice field Read the Town Manager’s memo.