Lowell High School Project

The City of Lowell submitted a successful statement of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for Lowell High School in April 2014. Since that time, the City has progressed to Module III of the process, otherwise known as the Feasibility Study stage. As part of this module, Lowell has engaged Skanska as the Owner's Project Manager and Perkins Eastman as Project Designer.

​A full website is currently in development to keep residents and other interested stakeholders informed throughout the process. The site will include documents, video, and other forms of information including eventually real-time construction updates. In the meantime, please find several useful documents below. This temporary site will be updated as needed until the fully designed Lowell High School project website goes live.

​For more information on the process, please visit the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Disclaimer: As with every construction project, the scope, design, schedule, and costs are all subject to change as the project progresses. This website contains planning and design materials which reflect a fluid work-in-progress and an ever-evolving design that should not be construed to be “final” as they are subject to modification.

Next School Building Committee Meeting Dates

The School Building Committee meetings take place in the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.   


Update on Feasibility Process
 


Week of March 13th
• Refine Plan Options – ongoing – addressing Article 97 replication for Cawley 
• MSBA Reviewing PDP Submission
• Finalized Authorization to proceed with additional services for additional “Existing Conditions Investigations”
• Additional Hazmat Materials Investigations/Report (Existing LHS site all buildings)
• Additional Structural Investigations/Report (1922 Building and Freshman Academy)
• Additional Geo-environmental Investigations (Existing Site Phase II, Cawley Phase I)
• Additional NHESP (National Heritage Endangered Species Program) application submitted
• On-going Traffic Study existing LHS and Additional Traffic Study Cawley
• Additional Property Survey Cawley
• Local Actions and Approvals Certification with Original Certified Meeting Minutes submitted to MSBA 
 
Past Week of March 20th 
• Refine Plan Options – ongoing
• MSBA Reviewing PDP Submission
• Geotechnical Investigations (Existing LHS and Cawley)
• Additional Hazmat Materials Investigations/Report (Existing LHS site all buildings)
• Additional Structural Investigations/Report (1922 Building and Freshman Academy)
• Additional NHESP (National Heritage Endangered Species Program) application submitted
• On-going Traffic Study existing LHS and Additional Traffic Study Cawley
• Additional Property Survey Cawley
• Presentations to CBA and CMAA Community Groups 
 
Current Week of March 27th: 
 • Refine Plan Options – ongoing
• Review and Evaluate Plan Options
• Address MSBA PDP Comments (pending receipt)
• Additional Hazmat Materials Investigations/Report (Existing LHS site all buildings) - ongoing
• Additional Structural Investigations/Report (1922 Building and Freshman Academy) – weekends
• Additional Geo-Environmental Investigations (Existing Site Phase II , Cawley Phase I) - ongoing
• Civil Engineering soils (Cawley 3/29 or 3/30 and at Existing Site Sat. 4/1)
• Traffic Study Existing LHS and Additional Traffic Study Cawley - ongoing
• Additional Property Survey Cawley
• Possible Capital Budget Statement for submission to MSBA

Week of April 3rd:
• Address MSBA PDP Comments
• ELT Meeting scheduled to review and evaluate plans of Options 2 and 3
• School Building Committee Meeting – Thursday, April 6 – major topics will include ongoing tests. Meeting notice and agenda items will be posted.
• Ongoing Geo-Environmental Investigations
• Traffic Study Existing LHS and Additional Traffic Study Cawley – ongoing
• Additional Property Survey Cawley –ongoing
• Additional Geo-Environmental Investigations (Existing Site Phase II , Cawley Phase I) - ongoing
• Refine Plan Options 
 

   

Community Meeting Dates

Board of Parks Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chamber