“All work that the district and MSBA have undertaken to date, including the feasibility study, would be retained and would form the basis of any potential project at the Lincoln K-8 school,’’ the letter states.
Glass said school officials plan to discuss the best ways to communicate with the public and to get as much feedback as possible.
“We will want to try to use the next couple of months to communicate the MSBA’s response and where that leads us in terms of our options,’’ Glass said.
Lincoln resident Ken Hurd said he is part of a group of architects that has been working to come up with a design that the entire town can get behind. Hurd said he was not happy with the original design because it calls for demolishing the Lincoln School’s Smith Building, a portion of which was built less than 20 years ago, in favor of a new structure that eats up open space and places all parking in front.
“A number of us have also made suggestions to the School Building Committee for a process that helps build consensus in support of a building design and site plan that better represents Lincoln’s values, but it remains to be seen how they choose to proceed,’’ Hurd said.
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