At Annual Town Meeting voters pass Article 11 that qualifies Wayland’s library construction grant application for review, the final step in the application process.
Two Public Forums are held with Tappé Architects on March 23 and March 25 to inform the community about the proposed library project – the preliminary design concept, the project timeline, and the Town Meeting article.
- Work continues on developing all the documents and the narrative required for the grant application.
- A Community Forum is held on November 2 in the Senior Center for Tappé Architects to share preliminary designs and early cost estimates and also to answer questions from the public about a potential new library at 195 Main Street.
- The Library Trustees submit a “Letter of Intent” to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; a first step in the MPLCP grant application process.
- Site investigations and design work by Tappé Architects continues.
- Discussion with other Town Boards (Recreation, School, Public Works, Selectman) produce jurisdictional lines at 195 Main Street.
- Site investigations and preliminary design work continues.
- Using another matrix to evaluate many variables, the Library Trustees and the LPC determine that the site at 195 Main Street is best suited for an application to the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The Trustees and the LPC present this information to the Town’s PMBC, which endorses that recommendation.
- The Library Trustees and Library Planning Committee (LPC) recommends to the PMBC that 5 Concord Road and 195 Main Street be the two finalists for consideration.. A matrix was used to assist in evaluating three potential sites for library expansion.
- A Community Forum is held on July 26to update the public on the progress of the Library Planning and Design Study.
- Work continues on evaluating potential sites (including the current library site at 5 Concord Road) for possible library expansion.
- Two evening Community Forums with Tappé Architects are held May 17 and June 8.
- A Teen Forum with Tappé Architects is held May 27.
- Tappé Architects conducts a community survey.
- MBLC Program Noticeof the 2016-2017 Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant round.
- Tappé Architectsof Boston is hired for the project.
- PMBC meets with Tappé.
- The Library Trustees sponsor three articles (17, 18, and 19) at Annual Town Meeting to assist in the completion of necessary studies for the project. All articles passed!
- Design Technique, Inc. is hired as Owner’s Project Manager for the project.
- At Special Town Meeting, voters pass Article 6, which funded a $150,000 Planning and Design Study to assist the Library Trustees in doing the work necessary to submit an application for a Public Library Construction Program grant to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in January of 2017. Shortly after Town Meeting, the Library Planning and Design project is assigned to the oversight of Wayland’s Permanent Municipal Building Committee (PMBC).
Governor Deval Patrick signs a bond bill authorizing over $150 million for the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). It is the first construction bond approved in six years. The Board of Library Trustees believes that the town should carefully consider this opportunity to help bring the Wayland Free Public Library into t