King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Project

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The Cambridge Public Schools’ Innovation Agenda will result in the creation of four new upper school campuses serving students in grades 6 to 8. The King Open School, located at 850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, will be the second school to be redesigned to include a JK-5 Program, an Upper School Program, Community School and Afterschool programs. 

The City of Cambridge has selected William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. in association with Arrowstreet Inc. to prepare a Feasibility Study for this project. The Feasibility Study is expected to be completed In July of 2015, then followed by design and construction of the approved recommendation of the study. The anticipated school opening is September 2019.

This anticipated NET ZERO project is to include the redesign of these schools to continue the Innovation Agenda vision of the Cambridge Public Schools. The school programming will include pre-school and Community School programs. This site and project will also include the redesign of the Valente Branch Library and the Gold Star Pool. This study shall include reviewing the feasibility of relocating the Cambridge School Department administrative offices to this same site. This study will provided an opportunity to review existing and new traffic flows for student drop off and pick up. It will also explore the possibility of engaging Donnelly Field and the Frisoli Center with better lines of sight from Cambridge Street. It is anticipated that this study will provide more engaging open space around the complex and will be enhanced with better lighting and landscaping.

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Notice: Work Continues on Pool, Basketball Court and Library

Crews will continue to work limited hours to finish administrative offices, the pool and the library as well as the area surrounding the school.

  • On Wednesday, 10/9 there will be a concrete pump truck on Berkshire St. for the pool area. There will also be a paving truck entering and exiting via Willow Street for the basketball area and the access road.
  • There will be normal deliveries through the week from 9:30AM-2PM

Crews will continue to work Monday through Saturday during permissible hours so as not to disrupt the school day.



Notice: School is Open, Work Hours are Limited

The school opened its door to students on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3rd!

There is still interior and exterior work that needs to be done, as well as the work on the pool and library, but crews will be working limited hours so as not disrupt arrival, dismissal and classroom activities.

There will be no work this Saturday, September 7th.

Work around the school will continue next week with tree planting and landscape work on Willow and Berkshire Streets.


Notice: Overnight Paving Taking Place 8/27-8/28

The City’s contractor, W.T. Rich, will be paving the sections of Willow St., Cambridge St. and Berkshire St. around the school site overnight, beginning Tuesday, August 27th, 7PM until Wednesday, August 28th at 7AM.

Cambridge St. will be reduced to one travel lane during the paving operation. Berkshire St. and Willow St. will be closed during the operation. Police details will be available to direct traffic through the area.

What to Expect During Paving:
  • Work hours are overnight, from 7PM-7AM
  • Noises associated with heavy trucking and back up alarms, but there will be no jack hammering or demolition taking place.
  • Vehicles must be removed from the street during this time
  • “No Parking Signs” will be posted 48 hours in advance
  • Handicapped accessible spots will be re-located as close as possible to the original locations.
Emergency Vehicle will have access at all times

Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project on schedule.


Notice: Road Work Continues Around the Site

Crews have been permitted for interior work on Sunday, August 18th from 9AM-5PM. This work is not expected to cause any disturbance to the neighborhood.

The update below remains unchanged from last week as the team works to finish the building in time for the start of school.

Crews will continue constructing the raised intersection on Cambridge St. in front of the school site. Concrete placements will also continue along Berkshire St., Willow St. and Cambridge St. as crews work to finish the sidewalks and hardscapes. No Parking signs will be posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note as parking restrictions may change as work progresses throughout the week.

The site will remain very busy as trucks are entering and exiting the site with furniture deliveries throughout the week.

Extended hours will continue Monday, August 19th to Saturday, August 24th. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Sat. 9AM-5PM.

There should be no activity taking place outside of the working hours listed above. For security reasons, please report any activity during non-working hours via 911. Lights will remain on in the buildings for security reasons.


Notice: Exterior Work Continues at the Site

Crews will continue constructing the raised intersection on Cambridge St. in front of the school site. Concrete placements will also continue along Berkshire St., Willow St. and Cambridge St. as crews work to finish the sidewalks and hardscapes. No Parking signs will be posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note as parking restrictions may change as work progresses throughout the week.

The site will remain very busy as trucks are entering and exiting the site with furniture deliveries throughout the week.

Extended hours will continue Monday, August 12th to Saturday, August 17th. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Sat. 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Roadway Reconstruction Taking Place 7/29 and 7/30

In association with the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School Project, the City’s Contractor, W.T. Rich, will begin to reconstruct the roadway on Cambridge St., Willow St. and Berkshire St.

This work includes

  • milling the three streets surrounding the building (7/29 and 7/30)
  • constructing raised crosswalks on Willow St. and Berkshire St. (weeks of 7/29 and 8/5)
  • constructing a raised intersection on Cambridge St. (weeks of 8/5 and 8/12)

On Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th, crews will be milling each of the roadways. During this time, there will be no parking between the hours of 5AM and 5PM. Handicapped spaces will be relocated as close as possible to the original location. Cars that are not moved off the roadway will be towed. Roads will be closed during the operation and detours will be in place. Once work is complete, roads will reopen. Please be aware of Detour signs, Road Closed signs, and No Parking signs as they will be changing frequently during the work. Please see below for traffic management plan.

Once the roadways have been milled, crews will begin working on raised crosswalks and intersection followed by re-paving of the entire work area. This work is expected to be completed by mid-August. 

We kindly ask that motorists drive through the construction zone slowly outside of general working hours.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours 7am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday.
  • Please check posted No Parking signs.
  • During this work, the roadway will be lower, making the curbs higher for parked cars. Please use caution when opening car doors as to not damage them on the curbs.
  • Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible. During work hours, abutters will be allowed to travel the wrong way down one way streets in order to access their property. Caution should be used. After work hours, roadways will reopen for all in their normal travel directions.
  • Access will be maintained for City services and emergency vehicles.
Map of Cambridge St in front of King Open School


Notice: Construction Updates

The City's contractor is now in the final phase of exterior work on the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools, which involves the streets and sidewalks around the school site. This work will take place over the next few months as the school prepares to open for the 2019-2020 school year.

Willow & Berkshire Street:

Crews will continue to place concrete in several areas along the Willow and Berkshire sides of the site. Residents can expect heavy trucking taking place on both sides of the building throughout the week as crews will be receiving deliveries and hauling asphalt. There will be a crane on-site early in the week for electrical work. There may be a shift of the site fence on Willow St. near the Frisoli Youth Center as crews work in that area. Please be aware of no parking signs, posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note as signs may shift as work progresses through the area. Traffic may be impacted by partial street closures depending on the scope of work and the ability to maintain safe conditions.

Cambridge Street:

The barriers have been extended and the new center line has been painted. Both directions of traffic share the road with bicyclists. Please see the traffic management plan below (unchanged from last week). Parking on the north side of Cambridge St. will remain with the exception of occasional restrictions due to concrete deliveries throughout the week. Crews will continue to remove asphalt in front of the building, so residents can expect to see lots of equipment activity taking place around the site.

In late July, Cambridge, Willow and Berkshire streets will be repaved and new raised crosswalks will be installed. Traffic management plans will be implemented to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

There will be no work on Thursday, July 4th. Extended hours will continue Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th as well as Monday July 8th - Saturday July 13th. Extended hours are Mon.- Sat., 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.

There should be no activity taking place outside of the working hours listed above. For security reasons, please report any activity during non-working hours via 911. Lights will remain on in the buildings for security reasons.


Notice: Construction Updates and Anticipated Closures

The City's contractor is now in the final phase of exterior work on the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools, which involves the streets and sidewalks around the school site. This work will take place over the next few months as the school prepares to open for the 2019-2020 school year.

Willow & Berkshire Street:

During the week of June 17th, crews will be placing concrete in several areas along the Willow and Berkshire sides of the site. Concrete deliveries will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Along the Berkshire side, crews will be placing "shotcrete", a spray form of concrete. Noise from the compressor may be disruptive. Dump trucks will also be bringing in soil as crews work to prepare the various tree wells around the site. Please be aware of no parking signs, posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note as signs may shift as work progresses through the area. Traffic may be impacted by partial street closures depending on the scope of work and the ability to maintain safe conditions.

Cambridge Street:

The barriers have been extended and the new center line has been painted. Both directions of traffic share the road with bicyclists. Please see the traffic management plan below (unchanged from last week). Parking on the north side of Cambridge St. will remain with the exception of occasional restrictions due to concrete deliveries on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Other than that, all road work will take place inside of the barriers.

In late July, Cambridge, Willow and Berkshire streets will be repaved and new raised crosswalks will be installed. Traffic management plans will be implemented to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

Extended hours will continue Monday, June 17th through Saturday, June 22nd. Extended hours are Mon.- Sat., 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.

Traffic Management Plan Cambridge St.

Notice: Construction Updates and Anticipated Closures

In order to maintain safety in the area, crews working on the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper Schools on Friday, May 31st, need to close Berkshire St. between Cambridge St. and Marney St. This section will be open to abutters, but will be closed to through traffic.

The City's contractor is now in the final phase of exterior work on the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools, which involves the streets and sidewalks around the school site. This work will take place over the next few months as the school prepares to open for the 2019-2020 school year.

Willow & Berkshire Street:

During the week of June 3rd, crews will be resetting curbs along the school side of each street. Please be aware of no parking signs, posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note as signs may shift as work progresses through the area. Traffic may be impacted by partial street closures depending on the scope of work and the ability to maintain safe conditions.

Cambridge Street:

Tuesday, June 4th- Friday, June 7th, there will be some parking restrictions on the north side of Cambridge between Hunting St. and Harding St. for concrete placement. 

Starting June 18th, the site barriers will be removed and a temporary fence will be installed. Crews will work to reconstruct the bike lane and replace the curb on the south side of Cambridge St. between Willow St. and Berkshire St. A traffic management plan will be implemented to reduce impacts to the neighborhood. Specific detail will be follow indicating roadway and parking restrictions.

In late July, Cambridge, Willow and Berkshire streets will be repaved and new raised crosswalks will be installed. Traffic management plans will be implemented to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

Extended hours will continue Monday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 8th. Extended hours are Mon.- Sat., 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Construction Updates for This Week and Beyond

The City's contractor is beginning the final phase of exterior work on the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools, which involves the streets and sidewalks around the school site. This work will take place over the next few months as the school prepares to open for the 2019-2020 school year.

Willow & Berkshire Street:

On May 28th, crews will begin demolition and Installation of new curbing and sidewalks on the school side of the street. Please be aware of no parking signs, posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note as signs may shift as work progresses through the area. Traffic will not be impacted during this time except for short-term deliveries as necessary.

Cambridge Street:
Starting June 18th, the site barriers will be removed and a temporary fence will be installed. Crews will work to reconstruct the bike lane and replace the curb on the south side of Cambridge St. between Willow St. and Berkshire St. A traffic management plan will be implemented to reduce impacts to the neighborhood. Specific detail will be follow indicating roadway and parking restrictions.

In late July, Cambridge, Willow and Berkshire streets will be repaved and new raised crosswalks will be installed. Traffic management plans will be implemented to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

There will be no work on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Extended hours will continue Tuesday, May 28th through Saturday, June 1st. Extended hours are Tues.- Sat., 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Removal of Traffic Signal at Hunting St. and Cambridge St. 

The goal of these updates is to keep the community informed about construction impacts on the neighborhood. We want to apologize to our subscribers because this week we did not meet this goal. Thank you for your continued support and feedback.

As part of the overall traffic and transportation plan for the project that was discussed during planning and design, the traffic signal at the corner of Hunting St. and Cambridge St. was removed this week to allow for the installation of a raised intersection, improved crosswalks, and school drop-off/pick-up lane in front of the school building. The new raised intersection will provide safe crossing in front of the school when it opens, while helping to calm traffic on Cambridge Street. People wishing to cross Cambridge Street at a traffic signal will continue to be served by the existing traffic signal 150 feet to the west at Willow Street.

Although there will be a period of time between the removal of the signal and the installation of the raised crosswalk, there is currently limited demand for crossing at this location and the new raised crosswalk will be installed well before the school complex opens. The signal removal was necessary at this time to allow work to proceed as we transition to construction of street and sidewalk improvements. The contractor performed the work ahead of schedule and we apologize for the fact that this work took place without advance notification to the community.

Coming Up This Week:

Crews will continue working on the areas around the exterior of the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School next week as part of ongoing street and sidewalk work.

Concrete deliveries, solar panel deliveries, fence placement and barricade relocation WILL require parking restrictions on Willow St., Berkshire St. and Cambridge St. Please pay close attention to "No Parking" signs as locations will shift throughout the week.

Extended work hours will continue from 5/20-5/25. Extended work hours are M-F, 7AM-4PM and Saturday 9AM-5PM. As always, emergency vehicles will have access at all times.

Coming Up Next Month:
Beginning mid-June, the work site will extend into Cambridge St. between Willow St. and Berkshire St. so that crews can begin working on construction of the bike and bus lanes. This will result in a shift of the travel lane on Cambridge St. to maintain 2-way traffic. Metered parking spots on the north side of Cambridge St. will be removed to accommodate this travel lane for traffic. Pedestrian detours will be in place. Please pay close attention to signage. This work is expected to last until the end of August when the school will open for the 2019/2020 school year. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the final stages of this project.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Upcoming Work

Crews will continue working on the areas around the exterior of the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School next week as part of ongoing street and sidewalk work.

Concrete deliveries, solar panel deliveries, fence placement and barricade relocation WILL require parking restrictions on Willow St., Berkshire St. and Cambridge St. Please pay close attention to "No Parking" signs as locations will shift throughout the week.

Extended work hours will continue from 5/20-5/25. Extended work hours are M-F, 7AM-4PM and Saturday 9AM-5PM.

Upcoming Work:

Beginning mid-June, the work site will extend into Cambridge St. between Willow St. and Berkshire St. so that crews can begin working on construction of the bike and bus lanes. This will result in a shift of the travel lane on Cambridge St. to maintain 2-way traffic. Metered parking spots on the north side of Cambridge St. will be removed to accommodate this travel lane for traffic. Pedestrian detours will be in place. Please pay close attention to signage. This work is expected to last until the end of August when the school will open for the 2019/2020 school year. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the final stages of this project.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St., Willow St. and Cambridge St., Extended Work Hours and Pedestrian Detour at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex.

The following construction activities will be taking place next week on-site and will require parking restrictions on Berkshire St., Willow St. and Cambridge St. There will also be pedestrian detours.

Tuesday, 4/16/2019: There will be a concrete delivery at 8AM that necessitates a pump truck on Cambridge St. and in the Willow St. courtyard. There will be parking restrictions on Cambridge St., Willow St. and Berkshire St.

Wednesday, 4/17/2019: There will be another concrete delivery at 8AM that necessitates a pump truck on Cambridge St. There will be parking restrictions on Cambridge St., Willow St. and Berkshire St.

Please see the map below for pedestrian detours.

There will be no work on Monday, April 15th in observance of Patriot's Day.

This work will take place approximately between the hours of 7AM - 4PM. Please exercise caution when walking and biking in the area and be sure to take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Extended work hours will continue on Tuesday, April 16th to Saturday, April 20th. Extended hours are T-F 7AM-5:30PM and Saturday 9AM-5PM.

TMP for King Open School


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St., Willow St. and Cambridge St., Extended Work Hours and Pedestrian Detour at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex. Progress Photos Available! 

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School this week will require parking restrictions on Berkshire St., Willow St. and Cambridge St. On Monday, April 1, metered spots on the north and south sides of Cambridge St. directly in front of the school in order to accommodate a concrete delivery. The sidewalk on the south side of Cambridge St. will be closed and pedestrians will be detoured according to the diagram below. This work will take place approximately between the hours of 10AM - 3PM. Please exercise caution when walking in the area and be sure to take note of posted "No Parking" signs. 

Extended work hours will continue on Monday, April 1st to Saturday, April 6th. Extended hours are M-F 7AM-5:30PM and Saturday 9AM-5PM. 

Pictures of the interior and exterior of the building are available. If you would like to see the progress of the construction, please click here. 

Traffic Management Plan for Concrete Delivery:

Traffic Management Plan for KOCUS Concrete Delivery - April 1, 2019


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School this week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. and Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

On Wednesday, March 27th, the site will stay open until 8PM to receive equipment from Eversource. We do not anticipate this being loud or disruptive work

Extended work hours will continue on Monday, March 25th - Saturday, March 30th. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School this week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. and Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Extended work hours will continue on Monday, March 18th - Saturday, March 23rd. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week will require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. and Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Crews will be moving the construction trailer to begin site work around the building. City staff overseeing the construction will now be housed inside the building. There is not yet a safe access for the public to reach the building, so if you should need to speak to someone on staff, please contact them via phone or email:

Michael Black, Construction Program Manager
617-349-4251
mblack@cambridgema.gov

Brendon Roy, Construction Project Manager
857-998-7312
broy@cambridgema.gov

Extended work hours will continue on Monday, March 4th - Saturday, March 9th. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. and Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Extended work hours will continue on Monday, February 25th - Saturday, March 2nd. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. and Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

In observance of the President's Day holiday, no work will take place on Monday, February 18th. Extended hours will continue on Tuesday, February 19th - Saturday, February 23rd. Extended hours are T-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. and Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Depending on temperatures, heaters may also be running overnight Monday and Tuesday - two portable diesel heaters inside the site, behind construction trailers, along Cambridge St. and a quieter rope heater along Berkshire St. The contractor has been granted a Special Noise Variance to run these heaters, but will only do so if absolutely necessary.

Crews will be working extended hours Monday, February 11th- Saturday, February 16th. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions on Berkshire St. and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week will require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. There may also be restrictions on Willow St. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Two portable diesel heaters may also be running overnight beginning Monday. These heaters have been placed inside the site, behind construction trailers, along Cambridge St. to buffer any noise they produce. The contractor has been granted a Special Noise Variance to run this heater, as it can be noisy, but with this placement we don't anticipate it causing any disruptions.

Crews will be working extended hours Monday, February 4th- Saturday, February 9th. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions, Extended Work Hours and Possible Heater Use at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Due to forecast temperatures below freezing, work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School will require overnight use of a heater on the Berkshire St. side of the building on Monday and Wednesday nights. The contractor has been granted a Special Noise Variance to run this heater, as it can be noisy, but will turn it off during the day when temperatures are above freezing to minimize disruption.

Work may also require parking restrictions on Berkshire and Willow Streets. Please take note of posted "No Parking" signs.

Crews will be working extended hours Monday, January 28th - Saturday, February 2nd. Extended hours are M-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions, Extended Work Hours and Possible Heater Use at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require use of a heater on the Berkshire St. side of the building. The contractor has been granted a Special Noise Variance to run this heater, as it can be noisy, but will use it only if necessary. Should forecasted temperatures indicate that it will need to be used, abutters will be notified 48-hours in advance.

Work may also require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there will be no work taking place on Monday, January 21st.

Crews will be working extended hours Tuesday, January 22nd- Saturday, January 25th. Extended hours are T-F, 7AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Crews will be working on Saturday, January 12th and Saturday, January 18th. Saturday hours are 9AM-5PM. Extended hours will continue Monday, January 14th - Thursday, January 17th. Extended hours are 7AM-5:30PM. 


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, January 7th- Saturday, January 12th. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

In observance of New Year's Day, there will be no work on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Extended hours will be Monday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 2nd - January 5th. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, December 17th - Saturday, December 22nd. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.

Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, December 10th - Saturday, December 15th.  Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 8th.  Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, November 26th - Saturday, December 1st. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.

Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no work on-site at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School on Thursday, November 22nd, Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th.

Crews will be working tomorrow, Saturday, November 17th. Saturday hours are 9AM-5PM.

Additionally, work taking place during the remainder of next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

In observance of Veterans Day, there will be no work on Monday, November 12th. Extended hours will continue Tuesday, November 13th - Saturday, November 17th. Extended hours are Tuesday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, November 5th - Saturday, November 10th. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, October 29th-Saturday, November 3rd. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.



Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on both Berkshire St. and Willow St.

Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, October 22nd-Saturday, October 27th. Extended hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-5:15PM. Saturday 9AM-5PM.

Additionally, on Sunday, October 21st, there will be two electricians working inside the Willow St. Building to add a circuit to power the building. This Sunday work was approved because it requires a system shut down of the building. This work will not cause any disruption to the neighborhood.


Notice: King Open and Cambridge St. Upper Schools - West Building Roof Installation Week of 9/24

The City's contractor has scheduled the installation of 5 rooftop units for the west building on Willow St. beginning Wednesday, 9/26. This work is expected to take 5 days.

Details of Work:

  • A crane will be set up in the Willow St. Courtyard.
  • Trailers will be backed down Willow St. to the construction gate.
  • Willow St. will remain OPEN to traffic.
  • Parking restrictions will be on Willow St. from Cambridge St. to just south of the construction site. Please watch for posted signs.

Additionally, there may be parking restrictions on Berkshire St. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, September 24th - Saturday, September 29th. Extended hours are Monday-Thursday 7AM-5:15PM and Saturdays 9AM-5PM.

Additionally, the interior building lights will continue to remain on throughout the night in order to deter people from trespassing and breaking in. If you witness any activity in and around the work area outside of the construction hours, please call 911 to report it.


Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex

Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note.

Extended hours will continue Monday, September 10th - Saturday, September 15. Extended hours are Monday-Thursday 7AM-5:15PM and Saturdays 9AM-5PM. Additionally, the interior building lights will continue to remain on throughout the night in order to deter people from trespassing and breaking in. If you witness any activity in and around the work area outside of the construction hours, please call 911 to report it. In observance of Labor Day, there will be no work on-site on Monday, September 3rd. Extended hours will continue Tuesday, September 4th - Saturday, September 6. Extended hours are Monday-Thursday 7AM-5:15PM and Saturdays 9AM-5PM.

Additionally, the interior building lights will continue to remain on throughout the night in order to deter people from trespassing and breaking in. If you witness any activity in and around the work area outside of the construction hours, please call 911 to report it.

Notice: Parking Restrictions and Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex Work taking place at the King Open and Cambridge St. Upper School next week may require parking restrictions on Berkshire St. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Please take note


Notice: Extended hours will continue Monday, September 10th - Saturday, September 15. Extended hours are Monday-Thursday 7AM-5:15PM and Saturdays 9AM-5PM.

Additionally, the interior building lights will continue to remain on throughout the night in order to deter people from trespassing and breaking in. If you witness any activity in and around the work area outside of the construction hours, please call 911 to report it. In observance of Labor Day, there will be no work on-site on Monday, September 3rd. Extended hours will continue Tuesday, September 4th - Saturday, September 6. Extended hours are Monday-Thursday 7AM-5:15PM and Saturdays 9AM-5PM.

Additionally, the interior building lights will continue to remain on throughout the night in order to deter people from trespassing and breaking in. If you witness any activity in and around the work area outside of the construction hours, please call 911 to report it.


Notice: Extended Work Hours at the King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools Community Complex.

The city's contractor will continue working extended work hours the week of August 13th.

Extended hours are: Monday-Thursday 7AM-5:15PM and Saturdays 9AM-5PM.


Notice: Drainage Work on Cambridge Street July 25th- August 31

In conjunction with the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Project, the City’s contractor, United Civil, will be installing catch basins along Cambridge Street between Willow Street and Berkshire Street. This drainage work is in advance of next year’s road and sidewalk reconstruction of Cambridge St.

Cambridge St. will remain open to two-way traffic during this time, but travel lanes may be shifted depending on where the work is taking place. Detail officers will be on-site to manage safe passage of pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles. Parking restrictions will be in place in certain areas but will be contained to the area where work is immediately being performed. Please pay attention to "No Parking" signs as they will change throughout the project.

What to expect during construction:

  • Work will take place during the hours of 7:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Road plates will be installed and traffic barrels will be removed at the end of each work day
  • Trenches will be patched with asphalt once the work is complete
  • "No Parking" restrictions will be in place and may change frequently

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Kate Riley kriley@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Berkshire St. Traffic Detours Possible Week of June 4

We’re reaching out to notify you of possible traffic detours on Berkshire St. during the week of June 4, 2018.

While we do not have specific dates/times yet, traffic may need to be detoured to allow for large trucks to access the south gate on Berkshire St. to begin work on the pool area.

If necessary, No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site when detours are in place. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Safety Drill at King Open Site this Friday, June 1

This Friday, June 1, at approximately 11:00am, the Construction Manager, Rich-KBE, is planning an emergency/safety drill at the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex site.

The protocol is to sound hand held air horn(s), and all workers are required to exit the building to a predetermined area for attendance. A Rich-KBE safety officer shall take note of how long it takes to evacuate the building and a count all of the workers.

Each trade foreman is notified in advance and are required to inform their workers of the drill and the protocol so that none of them dial 911 when the horns go off.

Again, this is a drill and you may hear air horns sound. Please do not dial 911. Thank you for your cooperation.


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site Work scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm on Tuesday, May 15th for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

Parking spaces will need to be taken on Willow St. on Tuesday, May 15th for the concrete work.

No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site and detours will be in place when necessary. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site and Work in Roadways Work schedule for week of April 30 - May 4

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm this week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for concrete slab pours/placements depending on the weather.

Parking spaces will need to be taken during these days on Willow and/or Berkshire St. for the concrete work.

No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site and detours will be in place when necessary. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site and Work in Roadways
Work schedule for week of April 23 - April 27

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for concrete slab pours/placements depending on the weather.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

On Tuesday morning, equipment will be staging om Berkshire St. at Marcella St. at 6am to begin work on site promptly at 7am. Parking and travel restrictions will be in place on Berkshire St.

No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site and detours will be in place when necessary. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site and Work in Roadway
Work schedule for week of April 16 - April 20

In observance of the Patriots’ Day holiday on Monday, April 16th, there will be no work on site.

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but only 2 of those dates will be used for concrete slab pours/placements depending on the weather.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

Work in the roadway on Berkshire Street is also planned to take place several days next week, while roofing deliveries are schedule for Wednesday on Willow Street.

No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site and detours will be in place when necessary. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site and Utility Work in Roadway
Work schedule for week of April 9 - April 13

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm next week on Monday and Thursday for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

Utility connection and catch basin work on Berkshire Street is also planned to take place next week. No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site and detours will be in place when necessary. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site and Utility Work in Roadways
Work scheduled for next week April 2-April 6

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

Utility connection work on both Willow and Berkshire streets is also planned to take place next week. No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in advance so please read signs carefully. As was true in the past, Police Details will be on site and detours will be in place when necessary. Access will be maintained for abutters whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site
Work scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th - Friday, March 30th

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm on Wednesday, March 28th, Thursday, March 29th, and Friday, March 30th for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

We believe this work will only occur on two of the three days mentioned above, but are notifying residents as the work could happen on Wednesday and Thursday, Wednesday and Friday, or Thursday and Friday, weather permitting. We believe work will be completed around 10pm those nights.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site
Work scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm on Thursday, March 22nd for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

We estimate this work will be completed around 10pm Thursday night.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Construction Activities on Willow and Berkshire Streets
Parking and travel to be impacted for several days through 3/12

On Thursday, March 8th, No Parking signs will be posted in several spots on Willow St. to facilitate a concrete placement.

On Friday, March 9th, Berkshire St. will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC for crane in the roadway. Restrictions should be in place for only a few hours.

On Monday, March 12th, No Parking signs will be posted in several spots on Willow St. for a roofing materials delivery.

Much of this scheduled work is weather dependent, so please check all posted and NO PARKING signs as they will be changing frequently over the dates listed above.

Police details will be on site to ensure safety and help direct traffic

As always, thank you for your cooperation.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Saturday Construction Hours

Beginning this Saturday, March 3rd and continuing on most Saturdays for the foreseeable future, crews will be on site working from 9am-5pm.

Per the Cambridge Noise Ordinance, construction activities are permitted on Saturdays during those hours and the work being performed are normal construction activities to facilitate the project’s expected completion date.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to deliver these updated facilities for students and members of the community.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open School Site
Work scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st

Extended work hours have been approved past 6pm on Wednesday, February 21st for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

We estimate this work will be completed around 11pm Wednesday night.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Berkshire Street Work in Roadway
Parking and travel to be impacted for several days through 3/16

Beginning on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, and continuing through March 16, 2018, crews will be working in the roadway on Berkshire St. to perform saw cutting and trench work for utility connections to the school site.

This work will require that Berkshire St. be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC from 7am-4pm each work day. During those times, abutters will be able to travel down the street to access parking in front of their homes, when available.

Please check all posted and NO PARKING signs as they will be changing frequently at the end of each work day when crews release parking and take new spots as they move up the street to complete the trench and utility work.

Police details will be on site to ensure safety and help direct traffic.

At the end of each day, Berkshire St. will reopen to all traffic.

The concrete jersey barriers along the site on Berkshire Street will also be slightly modified near Cambridge Street, moving them closer to the roadway, but this will not impact any additional parking.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: First Street Garage Parking Program

The City is extending the wintertime program that allows residents to park at the City’s First Street Garage for $50 per month, and making it available year-round for residents in the area around the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper School and Community Complex (KO/CSUS) construction site. This rate will remain in place for these residents for the duration of the KO/CSUS project.

Residents of the following streets are eligible for this program:

  • Willow Street
  • York Street
  • York Place
  • Berkshire Street (from Cambridge Street to York Street/York Place)
  • Marcella Street
  • Marney Street
  • Hardwick Street
  • Palermo Street
  • Lincoln Street (from Windsor Street to Willow Street)
  • Webster Avenue (from Windsor Street to Willow Street/York Street)

Residents who are interested in the program should contact Dan Riviello via email at driviello@cambridgema.gov to begin the process of applying for a parking pass. Please provide your name and address in the email.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open/Cambridge St. Upper Schools Site
Work rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Thursday, Feb. 1

Extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm on Wednesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 1st for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

Due to oversized deliveries and locations of concrete pours this week, additional "No Parking" areas will be required on Willow St, Monday-Thursday, 6:00 am-5:00 pm each day.

We ask residents to please abide by the "No Parking" signs posted around the site, specifically in front of access gates on Willow and Berkshire streets. If those gates need to be accessed during the day, after-hours, or in an emergency, cars parked in these "No Parking" areas will be towed.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open/Cambridge St. Upper Schools Site
Work rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, Wednesday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 26

The extended work hours for this Thursday, January 18th, have been cancelled. Rescheduled extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm on Monday, January 22nd, Wednesday, January 24th, and Friday, January 26th for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

We also ask residents to please abide by the "No Parking" signs posted around the site, specifically in front of access gates on Willow and Berkshire streets. If those gates need to be accessed during the day, after-hours, or in an emergency, cars parked in these "No Parking" areas will be towed.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours at King Open/Cambridge St. Upper Schools Site
Work scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 18th

This Thursday, January 18th, extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and is similar to work performed in the past. Similar work will also need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. Additional notices will be sent once those dates are known.

We also ask residents to please abide by the "No Parking" signs posted around the site, specifically in front of access gates on Willow and Berkshire streets. If those gates need to be accessed during the day, after-hours, or in an emergency, cars parked in these “No Parking” areas will be towed.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice:

Due to the unseasonably cold weather, the concrete slab pours/placements have been rescheduled once again.

Extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm for concrete slab pours/placements on Wednesday, January 10th, and Thursday, January 11th.

Again, this work is weather dependent and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Berkshire St. Work in Roadway Extended
Parking and travel to be impacted for several days through 1/12

Due to scheduling water main work with the Water Department, the work in the roadway on Berkshire St. originally anticipated to end on December 29th will now need to be extended through January 12th.

As was true before, crews will be working in the roadway on Berkshire St. to perform saw cutting and trench work for utility connections to the school site.

This work will require the continued closure of Berkshire St. to thru traffic from 7am-4pm each work day. During those times, abutters will be able to travel down the street to access parking in front of their homes, when available.

Please check all posted and NO PARKING signs as they will be changing frequently at the end of each work day when crews release parking and take new spots as they move up the street to complete the trench and utility work.

Police details will be on site to ensure safety and help direct traffic. Please see map on reverse side of this notice for more information.

At the end of each day, Berkshire St. will reopen to all traffic.

We appreciate your patience and apologize that this work will take longer than originally anticipated.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours Rescheduled
Work now scheduled to take place Dec. 27-28 and Jan. 3-4

Due to the unseasonably cold weather this week, the concrete slab pours/placements originally announced for 12/11-12/22 have been rescheduled.

Extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm for concrete slab pours/placements on Wednesday, December 27th and Thursday, December 28th as well as Wednesday, January 3rd and Thursday, January 4th.

Again, this work is weather dependent and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Willow St. Work in Roadway on 12/19
Parking and travel to be impacted by Water Department work

The Cambridge Water Department has informed us that one last connection needs to be made on Tuesday, December 19th.

This work will require that Willow St. be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC from 7am-4pm that day. During those times, abutters will be able to drive down the street to access parking in front of their homes, when available.

This work will also require a water interruption from 9am-3pm on Tuesday, December 19th. The Water Department will be notifying affected property owners.

Please check all posted and NO PARKING signs as several spots will need to be taken to perform this work.

Police details will be on site to ensure safety and help direct traffic.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Anyone with questions about this work or water disruptions should contact Bill Connell of the Cambridge Water Department at 617-875-7834.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Berkshire Street Work in Roadway
Parking and travel to be impacted for several days through 12/29

Beginning on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and continuing through December 29, 2017, crews will be working in the roadway on Berkshire St. to perform saw cutting and trench work for utility connections to the school site.

This work will require that Berkshire St. be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC from 7am-4pm each work day. During those times, abutters will be able to travel down the street to access parking in front of their homes, when available.

Please check all posted and NO PARKING signs as they will be changing frequently at the end of each work day when crews release parking and take new spots as they move up the street to complete the trench and utility work.

Police details will be on site to ensure safety and help direct traffic.

At the end of each day, Berkshire St. will reopen to all traffic.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours

From Monday, December 11 - Thursday, December 14 and continuing from Monday, December 18 - Thursday, December 21, extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and the extended hours have been approved for the above dates.

Similar work will need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. An additional notice will be sent once those dates are known.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Willow Street Work in Roadway
Parking and travel to be impacted for several days through 12/15

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice:

Beginning tomorrow, November 30, 2017, and continuing through December 15, 2017, crews will be working in the roadway on Willow St. to perform saw cutting and trench work for utility connections to the school site.

This work will require that Willow St. be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC from 7am-4pm each work day. During those times, abutters will be able to drive down the street to access parking in front of their homes, when available.

Please check all posted and NO PARKING signs as they will be changing frequently at the end of each work day as crews release parking and take new spots as they move up the street to complete trench work.

Police details will be on site to ensure safety and help direct traffic.

Street cleaning will occur as scheduled on Willow St. next week and crews will perform additional cleanup in the area once their work is complete.

At the end of each day, Willow St. will reopen to all traffic.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Cambridge Street Pedestrian Access Changes Effective Nov. 27th

Beginning on or about Monday, November 27th and lasting for the duration of the project, there will be no pedestrian access on the South side of Cambridge Street between Berkshire Street and Hunting Street.

The bike lane on the South side of Cambridge Street will not be affected.

Pedestrians should use the existing crosswalks at Willow St, Hunting St, and Berkshire St. to cross Cambridge St. for unconstrained pedestrian access along the North side of Cambridge St.

Signage will be in place on Cambridge St. to direct pedestrians where to cross.

These changes are being implemented to ensure safety during steel erection on the Cambridge St. side of the site. In addition, added space is required to allow for worker access for other construction activities for the new building as the new building is much closer to Cambridge St. than the previous school and library buildings.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Extended Weekday Construction Hours

Beginning tomorrow, November 14, 2017, and continuing intermittently throughout the next 3-4 weeks, extended work hours have been approved from 7am-7pm for concrete slab pours/placements.

This work is weather dependent and the extended hours have been approved for Monday-Friday only and will not take place November 22nd-24th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Similar work will need to be performed in the future, but the dates of those extended hours have not been scheduled at this time. An additional notice will be sent once those dates are know.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Temporary Extended Weekday & Saturday Construction Hours

Beginning this week and through next week, crews will be working until 5pm on Monday – Thursday. Saturday work on October 14th and October 21st, has also been approved and will take place from 9am-4pm.

The work being performed is installation of the deep foundations for the east building, and the contractor has requested to perform this work during these hours to expedite the foundation installation.

We hope this will expedite the start of the steel erection on the east building.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Update: Willow Street Steel Deliveries, Crane Erection, Parking

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice:

This notice is to clarify changes that have been made by the project team to the timing and details of the work zone based on work and safety considerations. We apologize for any inconveniences or confusion created by these changes.

Beginning the week of September 18th, structural steel erection of the west building (nearest Willow St) will begin.

This will involve the installation of cranes inside of the project site, as well as steel deliveries to the site via both Cambridge St. and Willow St.

Due to safety considerations, residents will be prohibited from parking on the school side of Willow St. between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. After 5 p.m. and all day on weekends, these spots will be available for resident use.

This work and restrictions are anticipated to be in effect from now through December 2017.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Notice: Willow Street Steel Deliveries, Crane Erection, Parking

Beginning the week of September 18th, structural steel erection of the west building (nearest Willow St) will begin.

This will involve the installation of cranes inside of the project site, as well as steel deliveries to the site via both Cambridge St. and Willow St.

Prior to the start of steel deliveries, the jersey barriers currently located in the roadway on Willow St. (near Palermo St.) will be moved back onto the sidewalk and several resident parking spaces in that area will be restored for 24-hour use.

Due to safety restrictions with steel deliveries and crane movements, residents will be prohibited from parking on the school side of Willow St. near Cambridge St. between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. After 5 p.m. and all day on weekends, these spots will be available for resident use.

This work and restrictions are anticipated to be in effect from September 18, 2017 through December 2017.

Please see the image below for more details:

King Open Crane Site Map

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Community Notice: King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex

The City of Cambridge and the architect, William Rawn and Arrowstreet, will host a public meeting on Wednesday, June 21 in the Community Room at the Millers River Apartments located at 15 Lambert Street from 6:00 – 7:30 pm as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex.

City staff, architects, and the Construction Manager, Rich – KBE King School Joint Venture, will be in attendance to present the latest design for the project as well as discuss the construction schedule and impacts on residents. The Cambridge Traffic, Parking, & Transportation Department will also present on bicycle lane and pedestrian design considerations as well as bus and student drop off/pick up.

Those attending should enter the Millers River Apartments via the Cambridge Street entrance and take a left into the community room. If entering the building from Lambert St., take a left, go past the library and the laundry room, and the Community Room will be at the end of the hallway on the right.

Your attendance and participation at this meeting are encouraged and appreciated.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


May 22, 2017

After listening to feedback from residents and discussing with the project team, accommodations have been made to maintain he jersey barriers on the sidewalk in much of the area on Willow St. between Cambridge and Palermo streets. For equipment access, safety, etc., the barriers will need to be moved into the roadway near the crosswalk.

Please see the image below for an updated diagram with more details:

Willow St Jersey Barrier Diagram


Notice: Willow Street Jersey Barrier Positioning

Beginning the week of May 22, the concrete jersey barriers currently located on the sidewalk on Willow Street between Cambridge St. and Palermo St. will need to be moved into the roadway to allow additional room for work on site.

The jersey barriers will be moved onto Willow Street, leaving a 12’ travel lane and 8’ parking lane on the west side of the street. There will be no parking allowed on the east side of Willow St. next to the barriers between Cambridge St. and Palermo St.

The existing jersey barriers near the Frisoli Playground will also be moved south to enclose the former playground during the removal and reconstruction of the equipment. A new, temporary playground has been installed on the south side of the Frisoli.

The new positioning of the jersey barriers will likely be maintained for the next two years as the project progresses.

Please see the image below for more details:

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Notice: Playground Closed Beginning Monday, May 15, 2017

Beginning Monday, May 15, 2017, this playground will be closed to public use.

Please use the temporary playground installed on the south side of the Frisoli Youth Center.

We apologize for the inconvenience

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Notice: Board of Zoning Appeals Public Meeting - Thursday, April 13

The Board of Zoning Appeal will hold a Public Meeting, THURSDAY – APRIL 13, 2017, at the Senior Center located at 806 Massachusetts Avenue, First Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The following cases will be heard:

7:30 P.M. CASE NO. BZA-012724-2017

850 CAMBRIDGE STREET    

Residence C-1 Zone

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE – C/O LOUIS DEPASQUALE, CITY MANAGER

Variance:  To construct Administrative office portion of the Cambridge School Department violating dimensional standards setback & height.   Art. 5.000, Sec. 5.31 (Table of Dimensional Requirements).   

More information is available here.


Community Notice - King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex

Noise:

Beginning the week of March 6, 2017, there will be increased trucking on and off the site for hauling materials. Trucks will continue to enter the site on Cambridge Street near Hunting Street and depart on Cambridge Street at Berkshire Street.

Neighbors may also notice increased noise at the southern end of the site due to a different method that needs to be used for some of the geothermal well installation in that section.

Playground:

In the coming weeks, the existing playground and artwork located in the area between the Frisoli Youth Center and the former King Open School is to be demolished to make way for the installation of the geothermal wells in that area.

To ensure that the neighborhood and Frisoli Youth Center have play equipment in the interim, there will be a temporary playground installed on the south side of the Frisoli Youth Center.

After the wells are installed, a new playground and reinstallation of the existing artwork will occur. It will include a new design that will be presented in detail at a future Community Meeting. The general area is defined in the presentations on the project website at www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Community Meeting Notice - King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex

The City of Cambridge is currently in the design phase for the reconstruction of the King Open School on Cambridge Street. Last year, the City heard comments on the feasibility study and design concepts. If you were unable to attend these public meetings, the meeting notes and presentations are available through the project’s website at www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the City of Cambridge and the architect, William Rawn and Arrowstreet, will host a public meeting in the Community Room at the Millers River Apartments located at 15 Lambert Street from 6:30 – 8:00 pm as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex.

City staff, Architects, and the Construction Manager will be in attendance to provide an overview and update of the Schematic Design which has just been completed. Their presentation will include parking, student drop off, transportation flow around the building, landscaping design elements, building exterior finishes being considered, and an update for residents on the inclusion of the CPS Administration Offices as part of this project. New information regarding the construction schedule, specifically when the abatement and demolition activities will begin, shall also be provided. The City, Architects, and the Construction Manager look forward to listening to your comments on the project update.

Those attending may enter the Millers River Apartments via the Gore Street or Lambert Street entrances. If entering the building from Gore St., take a right, go past the library and laundry room, and the Community Room will be at the end of the hallway on the right. Entering from Lambert St., take a left, go past the library and the laundry room, and the Community Room will be at the end of the hallway on the right.

Your attendance and participation at this meeting are encouraged and appreciated.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


Community Notice - King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex Update

The relocation of the Cambridge Public Schools District Administration Offices from Thorndike Street to the project site was considered as part of the feasibility study for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex.

The inclusion of the CPS Administration Offices has been considered as a programming and design element through Schematic Design, and after a detailed review of cost, zoning, net zero, community feedback, and other related issues, the final determination by the City has been made to include CPS Administration Offices on the site.

The project includes the complete demolition of all existing structures on the northern side of the site at 850 Cambridge St and the construction of a new facility. The project boundary is approximately the walking path between the existing school building and Donnelly Field. In addition, the basketball courts, seating area, and play area at the Frisoli Youth Center will be redesigned and rebuilt as part of the project. All programs currently on the site will be incorporated into the new building, including King Open School, Cambridge Street Upper School, Human Services Preschool, Extended Day and Community School programs, Valente Library, and Gold Star Pool. The district offices for Cambridge Public Schools will also be added to the program on the site.

The addition of the CPS Administration Offices to the site is not anticipated to impact open space, function of the school buildings or community areas, or overall timeline of the project. A separate entrance and exit for the offices will be located on Berkshire Street as to not interfere with students or overall function of the site programming.

As parking was a top concern for residents in the area, the decision to include the CPS Administration Offices on site took into account the addition of the underground parking garage and other accommodations that will be made for teacher and administration staff as to not to significantly burden already constricted parking in the area. Additional traffic and impact study information will be shared at the next Community Meeting on Thursday, May 26th.

The City is pleased to be able to incorporate the CPS Administration Offices into the site and solve a long-standing need for school department employees.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


April 6, 2016

The March 31st Community Meeting presentation is now available under the "Documents" tab.


March 11, 2016

The City of Cambridge is currently in the design phase for the reconstruction of the King Open School on Cambridge Street. Last year, the City heard comments on the feasibility study and design concepts. If you were unable to attend these public meetings, the meeting notes and presentations are available through the project’s website at www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the City of Cambridge and the architect, William Rawn and Arrowstreet, will be hosting a public meeting at the Frisoli Youth Center from 6:30 – 8:00 pm as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff, architects, and the Construction Manager, Rich – KBE King School Joint Venture, will be in attendance to discuss the design. Your attendance and participation at this meeting are encouraged and appreciated.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


March 4, 2016

A few weeks ago you were notified about the final City functions that were occurring at the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools, Valente Library, and Gold Star Pool. Since receiving that notice, the site perimeter fence and site trailers for the Construction Manager and City site staff have begun being erected to prepare for the first construction phase of the project – the abatement and demolition of the existing buildings.

The City of Cambridge and the Construction Manager, Rich – KBE King School Joint Venture, would like to invite you to a meeting to introduce the staff who will be on site daily and who will serve as points of contact during the construction phases of the project should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ongoing activities.

This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Frisoli Youth Center.

Staff in attendance will be presenting and discussing the following topics:
  • Overall site security, site access, and construction traffic flow
  • Hours of construction operation
  • Parking
  • Rodent control
  • Construction schedule
  • Basketball courts
  • Picnic area relocation
  • Contact information for City and Construction Management Staff

Please Note: Staff will not be presenting any design status information during this meeting. On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Frisoli Youth Center (6:30 – 8:00 pm), the design team and the City will be holding a community meeting to present an update on all aspects of the project design. Your attendance and participation at this meeting are encouraged and appreciated.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


February 2016

The City of Cambridge is set to begin work on the reconstruction of King Open School on Cambridge Street.

The school began moving all of the teachers’ materials and furniture to the swing space(s) on February 12, 2016, and community and after-school programs will continue in the building during the February recess from February 15 – 19, 2016.

On February 22, the contractor will begin delivering construction barriers and installing them around the site. At this time, the basketball courts and seating area, as well as the existing school parking lots, will be unavailable for use by the public. Nearby basketball courts include Sennott Park, Gold Star Mothers Park and Ahern Field. Please click here for a plan showing the fencing locations, site trailers, and gate access.

The last school function in the building will be a performance on Feb 25 and 26 in school auditorium.

On March 1, 2016, the last City function will occur in the building as 850 Cambridge Street will be used as a polling location for the Presidential Primary.

On March 2, 2016, the City’s Construction Manager (Rich – KBE King School Joint Venture) will have full control of the site.

The King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School plan to reopen in September 2019. The Valente Library plans to reopen in 2019 and Gold Star Pool in 2020.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the City of Cambridge will be hosting a public meeting at the Frisoli Youth Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm as part of the community process for the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff and architects will be in attendance to lead the discussion with the Construction Management team to discuss project status and schedule.

Information and Assistance:

To receive future updates via email regarding this project, please contact Dan Riviello driviello@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.
To view more information on this project such as updates, documents, etc., please visit www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS


November 2015

In response to requests from community members, the City, War Memorial Recreation Center, and Department of Human Service Programs will be adding an AM Adult Lap Swim beginning December 1, 2015. AM Adult Lap Swim will be available Monday-Friday, 6:15am-7:30am at a cost of $5 for Cambridge residents and $6 for non residents.

More information about Adult AM Lap Swim or any program hosted by the War Memorial can be obtained by calling 617-349-6279 during normal hours of operation.


October 2015

On Thursday, October 22, the City of Cambridge will be hosting its fourth public meeting (King School Auditorium - 850 Cambridge St. 6pm-7:30pm), as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff and architects will be in attendance to lead the discussion with the Construction Management team and present the option being considered for the design.


September 2015

On Thursday, October 22, the City of Cambridge will be hosting its fourth public meeting (King School Auditorium - 850 Cambridge St. 6pm-7:30pm), as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff and architects will be in attendance to lead the discussion with the Construction Management team and present the option being considered for the design.


August 2015

On Thursday, September 17 (King School Auditorium -850 Cambridge St. 6pm-7:30pm), the City of Cambridge will be hosting its next public meeting as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff and architects will be in attendance to lead the discussion and to introduce the Construction Management team. The presentation will include the options being considered for the design.


June 2015

As many in the Cambridge community are aware, a fire broke out on Saturday, May 30 at the Martin Luther King Jr. School (located on Putnam Avenue), which is currently under construction. The State’s Fire Marshal’s Office and the Cambridge Fire Department continue to investigate the cause of the fire. While the construction team and the disaster recovery team have made every effort since the May 30th fire to keep this project on schedule, it has become clear that in order to ensure a safe and secure teaching and learning environment for all staff and students, the completion and opening of the MLK Jr. School/Putnam Avenue Upper School will be delayed. The City Manager’s office and officials from the Cambridge Public Schools, are currently working on a revised project timeline, which will be completed prior the end of the current school year. The second set of school communities (i.e., King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School) that were scheduled to move during the summer months also will be delayed.

In light of this new information, the City is postponing the Thursday, June 11, King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex Project community meeting. Once the revised timeline is solidified, the City will reschedule the meeting; this will enable the City to provide more accurate information to the community. The delay in the opening of MLK Jr. School/Putnam Avenue Upper School may impact the schedule for the King Open School, Cambridge Street Upper School, Valente Library, Gold Star Pool, and Community Complex Project. The City Administration will work closely with the Cambridge School Department to create a detailed logistical plan for the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 academic years. Once the revised project timeline is completed, we will update the community. We will also provide updates on the project’s webpage as important information develops.


March 2015

On Thursday, March 26 (King School Auditorium -850 Cambridge St. 6pm-7:30pm), the City of Cambridge will be hosting its second public meeting as part of the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff and architects will be in attendance to lead the discussion.


December 2014

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, the City of Cambridge will be hosting the first of many public meetings to begin the community process for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex. City staff and Architect will be in attendance to lead the discussion. The meeting will be held inside of the King Open School Auditorium (850 Cambridge Street) from 6pm-7:30pm. See the "Documents" tab for the Community Meeting Agenda.

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE

FEASIBILITY STUDY: January 2015 –July 2015


DESIGN PHASES
• Schematic Design January 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016 
• Design Development June 15, 2016 - November 1, 2016
• Construction Documents January 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
• Trade Bids August 1, 2017 - November 20, 2017


CONSTRUCTION PHASES
• Abatement and Demolition March 1, 2016 - December 1, 2016
• Geothermal Wells early package November 1, 2016 - December 1, 2017
• Sitework, Concrete and Structural Steel May 1, 2017 - September 15, 2017
• Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) July 2017
• Construction July 15, 2017 – June 1, 2019
• July 2019 Substantial Completion
• Commissioning December 2016 – August 2019
• September 2019 – School Opens

Michael J. Black
Construction Program Manager
617-349-4300
mblack@cambridgema.gov


Questions/Comments regarding the project, construction issues, etc., please contact:

Kate Riley
Project Administrator- Community Relations
Phone: 617-349-4870
Email: kriley@cambridgema.gov


Questions/Comments regarding Rodent Issues, please contact:

Anthony Tuccinardi
Inspectional Services Department
617-349-6193
atuccinardi@cambridgema.gov

Dave Power
Inspectional Services Department
617-349-6119
dpower@cambridgema.gov


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