LYNCH REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Winchester's next neighborhood elementary school for generations to come
Looking for the latest on Winchester's Lynch Elementary School Replacement? You've found it! With a strong showing of community support for the project at the January 7th debt-exclusion override election following unanimous Town Meeting approval in November 2022, the New Lynch is once again moving forward in design & planning as well as swing space preparation at the Parkhurst School campus.
This site will be updated periodically as we move forward with this exciting and much-anticipated project. Here you will find information on the current facility, the School Facilities Master Plan, the site, the team, the process, design/planning updates, costs & authorizations and news/announcements. Questions are welcomed by email to Lynch2025FAQ@gmail.com. Updates can also be found on Twitter (#Lynch2025).
As the Project Team makes continued Construction Documents progress on the "New Lynch", construction has been completed on swing space at the the Parkhurst School for the 2023-25 school years (see images, right). Temporary modular classrooms and parking in the upper field have been constructed and delivered. After the 2024-25 school year, the leased modulars will be removed and the site restored-- including the playfield. Temporary improvements include parking, bus drop-off, and stormwater management.
Key Facts & Figures
Three-story new construction of 103,500gsf on current site north of today's existing 1960 Lynch Elementary School. Abatement of the existing building is anticipated to begin late fall 2023 and completion for Fall 2025.
For more information see The Project and Schedule below.
Preschool: 7 classrooms w/ toilets
Materials, Site Visits and Final Design
Central Office Moves & Mods are built
100% Design Development, Site Tweaks
Design Development & Parkhurst Prep
Winchester Votes YES for New Lynch
MSBA Increases Reimbursement
Plans & Exterior Design Develop
Storm Water Management, Design
Summer Drilling & Analysis
Preferred Option Development
Wellfield Parcel Transfer
Design & Site Planning Evolution
And the Winner is....
Options Development and Process
Site Investigation Work
What's the Schedule?
Preliminary Design Program (PDP) submittal to MSBA: January 18, 2022 (completed)
Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) submittal to MSBA: March 3, 2022 (completed)
Facilities Assessment Subcommittee Review: March 30, 2022 (completed)
MSBA Board of Directors Meeting - Preferred Schematic Approval: April 27, 2022 (approved)
Schematic Design (SD) submittal to MSBA: September 1, 2022 (completed)
MSBA Board of Directors Meeting - Project Scope and Budget Approval: October 26, 2022 (approved unanimously)
Town Meeting votes Project Funding Agreement: Fall Town Meeting 2022 (approved)
Debt-Exclusion Override Vote - Town-wide special election ballot question: January 7, 2023 (approved: 2892 Yes - 618 No)
Construction Documents (100% CDs) submittal to MSBA: October 6, 2023 (pending)
Project Contractor/Subcontractor Bids Due: Traditional Design-Bid-Build w/ General Contractor: November 2023
Project Contract Award (scheduled): November 20, 2023
New Lynch opens to students: September 2025