June 11, 2013
The Architect, Perkins Eastman and the City provided a status briefing of the project to the School Committee on June 4, 2013. The presentation has been added under the documents tab
The MLK School Overall Abatement and Demolition Schedule has been added to the Project Schedule and Documents Tab.
The MLK Abatement and Demoliton 3-Week Look Ahead Schedule as of 6-11-13 has been added to Project Schedule and Documents Tab.
June 5, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School & Putnam Avenue Upper School Groundbreaking Ceremony Monday, June 17 @ 12 p.m.
The City of Cambridge will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School & Putnam Avenue Upper School Monday, June 17, at 12 p.m., 100 Putnam Ave.(rear), Cambridge.
Note on Directions/Parking: All attendees should access site from Kinnaird St. or Hayes St. only. Please do not use Magee St. As you enter the site, you shall be directed where to continue on foot and/or where to park your vehicle. As a reminder, this is an active construction site and you are asked to stay inside marked barriers for your safety.
Link to Invitation and Draft Image.
Link to Directions
May 25, 2013
Contractor 3 week look ahead schedule added under Documents tab
Next Community Meeting to update construction, design and schedule issues is planned for June 26, 2013 at the Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
May 13, 2013
Contractor 3 week look ahead schedule loaded see Schedule tab, this schedule shall be update bi-weekly.
April 18, 2013
The City’s Construction Manager at Risk, Rich-Caulfield MLK Venture, has entered into a contract with Costello Dismantling Company (CDC) of West Wareham, MA. CDC has subcontracted the abatement work to American Environmental Inc., of Holyoke, MA. CDC is a leader in the abatement and demolition field, and has performed many projects with American Environmental Inc. as their abatement subcontractor.
Some examples of recent CDC projects are included in the documents tab. CDC shall start mobilizing on site next week, a copy of their anticipated activities over that period are also provided in the documents tab. Further updates shall be posted when available.
April 8, 2013
Special Permit Public Hearing for Martin Luther King Jr. School Construction Project, 100 Putman Ave., Cambridge
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 7:20 p.m., Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.
This meeting is part of the Planning Board Special Permit Public Hearing.
March 4, 2013
Added presentation and meeting notes from Feb. 7 Community Meeting to Documents Tab.
February 1, 2013
Starting sometime the first week of February, the contractor will start to take over the site. These initial activities will include setting up site fencing, removing some site obstructions for delivery of trailers for the contractor and the City, and delivery and setup of these trailers. Residents shall receive a presentation of the anticipated abatement and demolition activities and schedule at the Community Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the Morse School, 40 Granite St., Cambridge.
The next Community Meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm., at the Morse School, 40 Granite St., Cambridge.
There will be a presentation that will include introduction of the Construction Manager at Risk for the project and an update on the design and construction schedule.
Special Update November 28, 2012
Testing by our Environmental Consultants for hazardous building materials has identified asbestos, lead paint and PCBs in several building materials. This is not uncommon for this type of construction and the time period when this building was erected. These hazardous materials will be handled as required by federal and state regulation during demolition of the building for proper disposal. The testing has also identified PCBs in soil directly adjacent to the building as a result of these building materials. The City of Cambridge is taking precautionary measures at one location where PCBs in the soil was found based on the concentration level test results. This exterior area at the southwest corner of the gym near the loading dock is fenced off to make inaccessible and has been covered with polyethylene while the design team develop plans to remove the soils as part of the abatement and demolition of the building.
For more information, visit the websites below:
http://www.epa.gov/pcbsincaulk/ and specifically for schools reference http://www.epa.gov/pcbsincaulk/caulkschoolkit.htm
Sam Lipson, Director of Environmental Heath for the Cambridge Public Health Department has been provided a copy of this report.
Added presentation and meeting notes from Oct. 24 Community Meeting to Documents Tab.
Community Meeting Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m., at Martin Luther King Jr. School, 400 Putnam Ave., Cambridge.
The Embodied Energy Study is a section of the Feasibility Study. The Final Feasibility Study from the Architect, Perkins Eastman, shall be added to the Documents Tab in August 2012.
MLK Abatement and Demolition 3-Week Look Ahead Schedule
MLK School Overall Abatement and Demolition Schedule
Contractor 3 week look ahead schedule - May 13, 2013
Complete programming and issue Feasibility Study - June 2012
Approval of Construction Management at Risk by Office of the Inspector General – June 2012
Negotiate design contract with Perkins Eastman – July 2012
Schematic Design Phase July 2012 – November 2012
Construction Management at Risk Interview and Selection Process July 2012 – October 2012
Abatement and Demolition late 2012 through early 2013
Construction Documents available for bidding late Fall 2013
Construction schedule 2014 through August 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. School reopens September 2015