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March 28, 2023 -
March 28, 2023 Meeting Information
COA and Recreation have been meeting with the architect, Abacus to discuss their needs in a new space, this helps the architect determine a design. Abacus will be presenting options to the Capital Facilities Committee during their March, 28th meeting in the Conway Hearing Room at 5:30PM.
The Capital Facilities Committee will meet on Monday, February 13th at 5:30PM. This will serve as the kickoff meeting for the committee and the selected architect Abacus. Abacus is currently in the process of reviewing community feedback and the programmatic work done by BH+A. They will begin a round of interviews on the week of the 8th with Town Staff. Currently the timeline for a project is Fall Town Meeting. To achieve that goal please see the below schedule:
Capital Facility Committee Meetings
February – Kickoff Meeting with Committee.
March – Presentation of two options. Community feedback and listening session.
April – Refinement of two options based on feedback. Community feedback and listening session.
May – Refinement of two options based on feedback. Vote on preferred option to recommend to the Select Board.
June – Select Board vote to accept or deny recommendation from Capital Facilities Committee.
From there the Town would continue design and public input sessions on the preferred option.
The Town, Left Field, and Vice Chair Mike Riley interviewed three architects to perform the feasibility study for the Recreation Department and Council on Aging. The group ultimately chose Abacus Architects. They have previous experience in similar master planning studies, intergenerational centers, senior housing, council on aging centers, and recreational facilities. They placed a large emphasis on community support and outreach during the process. The Town will be having a kickoff meeting with the architect this week.