April 29, 2015 Facilities Assessment Subcommittee

The following Districts presented on the progress of their proposed projects at the April 29, 2015 Massachusetts School Building Authority (the “MSBA”) Facilities Assessment Subcommittee (the “FAS”) Meeting:
 
Town of Hopkinton
Center Elementary School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study
 
Owner’s Project Manager: Compass Project Management, Inc.
Designer: Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. 
 
The District, the Owner’s Project Manager, and design team presented its overview of the options studied during the Feasibility Study and the District’s preferred solution to replace the existing Center Elementary School on the Irvine Street site designed to serve students in grades PK-1. The FAS, MSBA staff, and the District discussed: 1) the District’s Educational Plan including: the educational benefits of the District’s Preferred Solution, the number and location of SPED spaces and their required needs/purposes, the value of the PK-1 grade configuration to the District and the community, and how the District accommodates the four transitions during a student’s K-12 schooling; 2) the conceptual floor plans including: the need for further development relating to the placement of the media center on the second floor of the building, demonstration of how the proposed facility supports the District’s proposed educational program, the main priorities of the building’s design, and the site plan circulation/drop-off areas and building entrance locations; 3) the District’s plan to repurpose the existing Center Elementary School; and, 4) the importance of concluding feasibility study and schematic design analysis and securing community support in a timely manner.
 
The FAS requested additional information including: 1) an updated educational program; 2) updated floor and site plans; and, 3) a new space summary. 
 
MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA’s Board of Directors.