GM BUILDING PROJECT OVERVIEW

Green Meadow Building Project FAQ's

Update (May 2022)

Hello Maynard Community,

Please review the Design Alternatives that were presented at the 4/27/22 Community Forum and complete the survey linked here.

Community forum flyer for May 17 at 7 pm

Update (May 2022)

Hello Maynard Community,

Please review the Design Alternatives that were presented at the 4/27/22 Community Forum. These were part of the Preliminary Design Program Submission made previously to the MSBA. We would love to hear your input as the School Building Committee evaluates these options to find the one that best meets the needs of our school district and community.

Please have a look and email Matthew Sturz, Project Manager, at matthew.sturz@collierseng.com with any comments or feedback you may have for any of these building or site design alternatives.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,

The Green Meadow Elementary School Building Committee

Introduction:

On or about April 2019, Maynard Public Schools and the Town of Maynard (the Owner) submitted a Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for the Green Meadow Elementary School. The MSBA is an independent public authority that administers and funds a program for grants to eligible cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction and renovation projects. The MSBA’s grant program is discretionary, and no city, town, or regional school district has any entitlement to any funds from the MSBA.

At the February 11, 2021 Board of Directors meeting, the MSBA voted to issue an invitation to the Owner to conduct a feasibility study for this Statement of Interest to identify and study possible solutions and, through a collaborative process with the MSBA, reach a mutually-agreed upon solution. The MSBA has not approved a Project and the results of this feasibility study may or may not result in an approved Project.

It is anticipated that the feasibility study will review the problems identified in the Statement of Interest at the Green Meadow Elementary School.

The Green Meadow Elementary School currently has a PK-3 grade configuration. As a result of a collaborative analysis with the MSBA of enrollment projections and space capacity needs for the Green Meadow Elementary School, the Town of Maynard acknowledges and agrees that the design of the proposed project at the Green Meadow Elementary School, is based in accordance with the following design enrollment:

- 395 students in grades K-3 and the anticipated PK student enrollment

As part of the MSBA "Module 2: Forming the Team", the Owner procured the services of an Owner's Project Manager in Colliers Project Leaders (July 2021) and the services of a design team lead by architectural firm Mount Vernon Group (November 2021) to assist in guiding the Owner through the remaining MSBA project modules:

- Module 3: Feasibility Study Phase

- Module 4: Schematic Design Phase

- Module 5: Funding the Project Phase

The cumulation of this Feasibility Study for the Green Meadow Elementary School will be in the form of a local Town vote in 2023. If the project is not approved to move forward by the Maynard taxpayers, the feasibility study is completed at that point. If the project is approved to move forward by the Maynard taxpayers, the Green Meadow Elementary School project will execute a Project Funding Agreement with MSBA and move on into the rest of design, bidding, construction and project closeout.

Outline of MSBA process