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Contamination Issues at Proposed School Administration Office Site

Perini Building, 73 Mount Wayte Ave. Credit: RW Holmes.com
Perini Building, 73 Mount Wayte Ave. Credit: RW Holmes.com
Framingham Selectmen tabled a vote on approving a 5-year lease for new Framingham Public Schools administrative offices Tuesday night, citing contamination issues with the proposed lease building.

The Framingham Public Schools were looking to lease the Perini building at 73 Mount Wayte for 5 years at more than $325,000 a year, until it was learned that there is contamination issues that could prohibit children within the building.

On advice of Town Counsel, Selectmen tabled its approval of the lease Tuesday night. Instead, Selectmen asked for an environmental consultant and the school system's director of buildings and grounds to inspect the building.

The school system wanted to lease the second floor and 80 parking spaces for administrative offices, as the current King Administration Building is being converted into the town's ninth elementary school.

The school will begin teaching kindergarten students in August.

Selectmen are expected to re-look at the lease at its July 22 meeting.
Susan Petroni July 09, 2014 at 11:27 AM
I'm working on trying to get a copy of the DEP report today for more details on the contamination.
Scott Wadland July 09, 2014 at 12:05 PM
And don't forget, this is also the building that we agreed to pay more for when Perini had to resubmit their bid because the first one was incomplete. If a student has to re-do his homework because he didn't follow instructions the first time, does he also get extra credit for it? Well done.
mostmoderateD July 09, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Asbestos ? PCB's ?
Keith Nelson July 09, 2014 at 04:52 PM
A few offices? I suspect running a school district requires more space than just a few offices. It's not as if they they could take a section of Nevins Hall and put up a couple of partitions.
Laura Buck July 11, 2014 at 02:12 AM
Am curious..how much did it cost to renovate the King Building in order to house the offices there? How much has been spent in total for the last five years for admin office moves and renovations, given they seem to move frequently and renovations take place each time?

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