LYNCH REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Winchester's next neighborhood elementary school for generations to come
Looking for the latest news and history on Winchester's Lynch Elementary School Replacement? You've found it! This site will be updated regularly as we move forward with the MSBA on this exciting and much-anticipated project. On this site you will find information on the current facility, the School Facilities Master Plan, the site, the team, the process & schedule, design/planning updates, and news/announcements. Questions are welcomed by email to Lynch2025FAQ@gmail.com. Updates can also be found on Twitter (#Lynch2025).
In partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Winchester is seeking the redevelopment of the Lynch Elementary School. The project today is limited to the so-called Feasibility Study which includes the development of an educational space program as well as the evaluation of multiple conceptual design solutions through the pre-schematic design phase.
Today the project does not include construction, which must be funded separately once a preferred schematic option is developed by the design team and approved by the MSBA board. A town-wide vote on final design documents and construction funding is anticipated in January 2023 (see schedule milestones, a bottom of this page).
Design & Site Planning Evolution
And the Winner is....
Options Development and Process
Site Investigation Work
The EFPBC will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 4th at 6pm. The Committee will hear reports back on a number of Lynch topics, including: the March 30th MSBA Facilities Assessment Subcommittee meeting, Phasing & Logistics planning with different modular classroom scenarios developed by the architect, and a review of EFPBC articles and motions on the Spring Town Meeting warrant. A Zoom link is provided below for convenience, however for the detailed agenda of the meeting and multiple options to join the webinar, please visit the Government Calendar page for the public meeting notice at www.winchester.us.
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
Schematic Design (SD) submittal to MSBA: September 1, 2022
MSBA Board of Directors Meeting - Project Scope and Budget Approval: October 26, 2022
Town Meeting votes Project Funding Agreement: Fall Town Meeting 2022
Debt-Exclusion Override Vote - Town-wide special election ballot question: January 2023
100% Construction Documents - taking schematics to completion: Spring - Summer 2023
Bidding/Project Award - Construction delivery method TBD: Fall 2023 - Winter 2024
New Lynch opens to students: September 2025