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Lincoln Street School Building Project "on Schedule, on Budget"

The architect is developing plans for a "renovation, with a small addition," the option approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority and the town, Town Administrator John Coderre told selectmen Monday night.

The Lincoln Street Elementary School. Photo by Charlene Arsenault.
The Lincoln Street Elementary School. Photo by Charlene Arsenault.
Town officials expect to seek voter approval for Lincoln Street Elementary School renovation and addition funding at the April annual town meeting, Town Administrator John Coderre says.

The architect is developing plans for a "renovation, with a small addition," the option approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority and the town, Coderre told selectmen Monday night.

A cost estimate based on that design should be available within about a month, he said.

"The project is so far on schedule, on budget, and proceeding very well," Coderre said.
Robert Norgard January 14, 2014 at 03:43 PM
They are making great progress. My only hope is that we have "MORE THAN" one option. Only one option does NOT give the town to be able to see where and how they can save and in deleting unnecessary additions. Shrewsbury Library is a great example of excessive spending in their initial proposal.
Heizenburg January 27, 2014 at 09:34 PM
I agree with options but I fear the "use it or lose it" attitude that almost always comes into play with public funds. Can we be sure we will get the most for our money? NO! The one thing going for us is the fine leadership within our community.
Robert Norgard January 27, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Interesting points BUT our towns people are not being given any choice. Their design contains NO options. In my engineering world this is unacceptable.
Robert Norgard January 27, 2014 at 10:16 PM
As a follow up, look at the palace we built at the high school. Overall they did a great job developing their plan but somewhere along the way they got taken up by the frills that were added to the design they couldn't say no. The purpose of building the school was to develop a plan that would provide a facility that would help with a environment for now and in the future. What we got was that and too many frills unnecessary to education needs. We can't allow Lincoln Street to follow that path.

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