Next Building Committee Meeting: Thursday, 7/13/23 at 7:50 AM

Please join the AHS Building Committee for our next public meeting on Thursday, July 13th at 7:50 AM in the School Committee conference room (30 Whittier Ct, 2nd floor, above the Robb Senior Center).

Continuing on the conversation from the last AHS Building Committee meeting on 6/29/23, the meeting presentation will focus on the potential cost-saving measures and added scope items currently under consideration by the Committee.

The project team and Committee will be reviewing the following potential cost-saving measures further:

  • Alternate interior/exterior building materials
  • Natural turf in lieu of artificial turf
  • Space program reductions

The project team and Committee will be reviewing the following potential added scope items:

  • Solar panels
  • Heavy timber structure
  • Added plateau field
  • Skate park
  • Sports lighting
  • Upgraded mechanical plant
  • Sustainable irrigation
  • Enclosed walkway (new building to field house)

The project team anticipates presenting supplemental information to help the Committee determine if an added field at the existing plateau is feasible due to the close proximity to the wetlands.

As a recap from the last Building Committee meeting on 6/29/23, the Committee voted to remove the porous pavement and parking garage added scope items from further exploration / inclusion into the project. After further review of the existing site conditions, the design team provided a memo advising against the use of porous pavement. The decision to remove the parking garage from the project was
largely due to the overall cost and the fact that the same number of parking spaces could be achieved with typical surface parking.

The full agenda for 7/13/23 can be found here on the Town website:

The meeting will also be televised on AndoverTV, livestreamed from their website, and recorded for viewing out of their online meeting archive.