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Community Center Building Committee Project Update – June 25, 2023

Site strategies continue to evolve…

Site Planning
Based on feedback on our initial site strategies to deliver our project at the three necessary price points (up to 50%, up to 75%, and up to 100% of the $25M estimate from 2018), ICON has developed additional concepts that keep the parking in its present location, while still making important storm water improvements to the area.  These concepts leave existing green spaces largely intact for campus stakeholders, and will update the community on costs models as soon as we can!  Site design needs to balance a variety of priorities, and the CCBC will be working closely with campus stakeholders (Schools, LEAP, and Magic Garden) to evaluate the tradeoffs they present.

Program Analysis & Development
Our current program represents a 10,000 sqft reduction from the 2018 program, and is based on space needed to run existing programs into the future.  Town Staff and ICON worked from March through May to refine this program down, and have been updating their program data online over the past few weeks.  A small CCBC working group met this past week to better understand that process, and they will be sharing their findings at our public meeting this Wednesday night, June 28. (Details below)

Community Engagement
Our next public meeting is this Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm  in the Donaldson Room.  We will also be hosting public meetings in both July and August, with dates to be determined soon.  Our fall meeting/forum schedule is not set yet, other than two important dates: State of the Town/Community Charrette on Saturday, September 30, 2023, and Special Town Meeting on Saturday, December 2.  All our upcoming public meetings are listed below. 

Satellite Programming
As we look to develop two lower cost options, we will be exploring opportunities to lean more heavily on satellite locations listed in our Decentralized Programming Inventory to manage the building program load.   

Wed June 28th – Public Meeting, 7:00pm in the Town Hall Donaldson Room or over Zoom to review feedback from our June 13 and 14 public meetings.  

July 2023 – Public Meeting,  Date, Time and Location TBD, to provide support to ICON as they better define these concepts for our fall presentations. 

August 2023 – Public Meeting,  Date, Time and Location TBD, to provide support to ICON as they better define these concepts for our fall presentations.

Sat September 30– State of the Town/Community Charette, details TBD.

Sat December 2– Special Town Meeting, details TBD.

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