MSBA Approves Schematic Design

Updates

On April 10th, the MSBA Board of Directors voted to approve Arlington’s Schematic Design for the new school including $83.5 million in reimbursement. This value does not include the $2.5 million of contingencies funds that will potentially be reimbursed during the next phase of the project, bringing the total estimated MSBA reimbursement to $86M. Read MSBA’s press release.

Town Committee Endorsements Update

Updates

As of April 8th, the following Town Committees have unanimously endorsed the project: Select Board School Committee Finance Committee Capital Planning Committee Permanent Town Building Committee Clean Energy Future Committee Sustainable Arlington This spring, AHS Building Committee members are meeting with numerous Town Committees to present information, answer questions and gather feedback. View the presentation given to the Select Board …

March e-Bulletin

Updates

Read the latest news in our March e-Bulletin:– Town Committee endorsements– Senior Center event 4/9– Town Meeting Member event 4/9– latest blogs Sign-up to receive our Bulletin at www.ahsbuilding.org/connect-with-us

Blog: Cost – The Big Picture

Updates

Our latest Ponderings Blog “Cost: The Big Picture” gives a big picture view of what contributes to the overall cost of the new high school. There are three primary drivers that must be considered: High Schools are costly The Boston area construction market is expensive Arlington High School has specific factors that increase its cost above a typical high school …

Town Meeting Tour & Info Sessions

Updates

All Town Meeting Members and candidates are invited to tour AHS and attend an information session with Building Committee leaders. Two dates have been scheduled and participants need only attend one night and may also opt to come just for the tour or the information session: Monday March 25: 7-8pm Tours (lobby), 8-9pm Information Session (Old Hall) Tuesday, April 9: …

Town Committee Endorsements

Updates

As of 3/22/19, the following Town Committees have unanimously endorsed the project: Finance Committee Capital Planning Committee Permanent Town Building Committee Clean Energy Future Committee During the month of March, AHS Building Committee members will continue meeting with numerous Town Committees to present information, answer questions and gather feedback. A schedule can be found here.

Blog: Cost cutting measures to-date

Updates

Throughout the project, the Building Committee has been mindful of the financial impact of the project on today’s taxpayers, while planning a school that will serve the town for the next century. The Committee has explored multiple ways to reduce the cost of the project, all resulting in a lower project cost to taxpayers. Our latest Ponderings blog: Cost cutting …

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 …