Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Selectmen unanimously approved the deal Tuesday night. The final step is Town Meeting's approval in May.
Danforth Museum and School of Art has reached an agreement with the Town of Framingham to purchase the Jonathan Maynard Building for $1.5 million. Selectmen unanimously approved the deal Tuesday night, 4-0 (Selectman Ginger Esty was not present). The final step is Town Meeting's approval in May. If Town Meeting approves, the Danforth Museum and School of Arts currently housed in the Danforth Building, which once was a high school, will move to the Maynard Building, which also once was a school. If everything is approved, the Museum would move across from the Town Common and near Village Hall, Edgell Memorial Library and the Framingham History Center forming a cultural, historic district, which would be available for state and federal …
Friday, September 28, 2012
This is the largest donation given to the downtown Framingham Museum, which wishes to move to the Maynard Building.
The Danforth Museum of Art announced a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The Museum announced earlier this year it wants to move from its current location to a floor in the Maynard Building, near the historic common and the Framingham History Center. In July, the Museum received a $30,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, it has been working with Ann Beha Architects on a moving plan.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
FACES appealed to the Board to make safety near the General Chemical site a priority and the Danforth Museum has been granted conditional approval for leasing the Maynard Building.
Here are six things you missed at the selectmen's meeting Tuesday night. Also discussed was the water issue at Eastleigh Farms. 1. Framingham Action Coalition for Environmental Safety (FACES) wants the town to put up bilingual signage, give notifications to neighborhood residents, provide fencing, and make plans for future demolition of the General Chemical properties on Leland Street. FACES expressed concern that children play in and around the property, the property has potential for squatters or inhabitation by homeless people, and there is contaminated water on the property that must be covered. “This board has instituted a task force that has been very active in looking at these buildings to develop a plan,” said Board Chairman …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Town Manager Bob Halpin said the Danforth Museum proposal for renovation and relocation to the Maynard Building was submitted on Tuesday.
Selectmen approved Framingham State University’s lease with the town for the Jonathan Maynard Building. The University plans to open a community education center. At a Selectmen's meeting in May, the University said it would pay at least $200,000 in rent if the Town of Framingham would renovate the building, including taking down some walls to create classrooms and re-carpeting. Details of the lease were not released Tuesday night. Selectmen had an closed door meeting about the lease prior to its public meeting Tuesday night. Framingham State plans to hold corporate trainings and its English as a Second Language program on the main floor of the building located across from the Village Green. Town Manager Bob Halpin said the Danforth Museum…