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 the Schematic Package completed in late August, the focus now is on the MSBA October board meeting, preparing for Fall Town Meeting's funding authorization and a debt-exclusion override in January 2023. This site will be updated regularly as we move forward with 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, design/planning updates, and news/announcements. Questions are welcomed by email to Lynch2025FAQ@gmail.com. Updates can also be found on Twitter (#Lynch2025).
Key Facts & Figures
Three-story new construction of 103,500gsf on current site north of today's existing 1960 Lynch Elementary School. Sitework is scheduled for Summer 2023 and completion for Fall 2025.
For more information see The Project and Schedule below.
Preschool: 7 classrooms w/ toilets
September Update - MSBA Schematic Submission Review & Project Funding Agreement Development
With July's additional geotech investigtion complete and project delivery method determined, the Project Team worked hard through the remainder of the summer on the Schematic Design submission to the MSBA, submitted September 1st. In September, work continues to develop the project cost estimate and warrant article language for Fall Town Meeting, including the Project Funding Agreement with the MSBA. At its next meeting, the EFPBC will review project cost details and projected reimbursement after an MSBA work session. Public meeting notices can always be found at the Winchester Government Calendar at www.winchester.us.
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
Town Meeting votes Project Funding Agreement: Fall Town Meeting 2022
Debt-Exclusion Override Vote - Town-wide special election ballot question: January7, 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