Lowell High School Project

The City of Lowell submitted a successful statement of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for Lowell High School in April 2014. Since that time, the City has progressed to Module III of the process, otherwise known as the Feasibility Study stage. As part of this module, Lowell has engaged Skanska as the Owner's Project Manager and Perkins Eastman as Project Designer.

​A full website is currently in development to keep residents and other interested stakeholders informed throughout the process. The site will include documents, video, and other forms of information including eventually real-time construction updates. In the meantime, please find several useful documents below. This temporary site will be updated as needed until the fully designed Lowell High School project website goes live.

​For more information on the process, please visit the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Disclaimer: As with every construction project, the scope, design, schedule, and costs are all subject to change as the project progresses. This website contains planning and design materials which reflect a fluid work-in-progress and an ever-evolving design that should not be construed to be “final” as they are subject to modification.

Next School Building Committee Meeting Dates

The School Building Committee meetings take place in the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  

  • Thursday March 2, 2017
  • Thursday April 6, 2017
  • Thursday May 4, 2017
  • Thursday June 1, 2017
  • Thursday July 6, 2017

Update on Feasibility Process


 Past Week of March 13th
• Refine Plan Options – ongoing – addressing Article 97 replication for Cawley 
• MSBA Reviewing PDP Submission
• Finalized Authorization to proceed with additional services for additional “Existing Conditions Investigations”
• Additional Hazmat Materials Investigations/Report (Existing LHS site all buildings)
• Additional Structural Investigations/Report (1922 Building and Freshman Academy)
• Additional Geo-environmental Investigations (Existing Site Phase II, Cawley Phase I)
• Additional NHESP (National Heritage Endangered Species Program) application submitted
• On-going Traffic Study existing LHS and Additional Traffic Study Cawley
• Additional Property Survey Cawley
• Local Actions and Approvals Certification with Original Certified Meeting Minutes submitted to MSBA

Current Week of March 20th
• Presentations to CBA and CMAA Community Groups
 3/22/17 Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 3/23/17 CMAA, 465 School Street, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Refine Plan Options – ongoing – Article 97 replication matters
• Review and Evaluate Plan Options
• MSBA Reviewing PDP Submission
• Additional Hazmat Materials Investigations/Report (Existing LHS site all buildings)
• Additional Structural Investigations/Report (1922 Building and Freshman Academy)
• Additional Geo-Environmental Investigations (Existing Site Phase II (start Existing Site Wed 3/23), Cawley Phase I)
• Geotechnical drilling and test pits (Cawley starting Mon. 3/20 and at Existing Site Starting Wed. 3/22)
• Additional NHESP (National Heritage Endangered Species Program)
• Traffic Study Existing LHS and Additional Traffic Study Cawley - ongoing
• Additional Property Survey Cawley
• ELT Meeting at LHS (Wed. 3/22) – Continued discussions about possible phasing plans on existing site.

Week of March 27th:
• Address MSBA PDP Comments
• ELT Meeting scheduled to review plans
• Ongoing Geo-Environmental Investigations 
    o 3.1.1 Introduction - Capital Budget Statement for submission to MSBA 
 
  

Next Community Meeting Dates

Board of Parks Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chamber