December 8 2019

Groundbreaking Ceremony for new DPW/Parks Maintenance Facility on Monday

By: Rich Hosford

Burlington is ready to get the first stage of a big town project underway. 


There will be a Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Department of Public Works/Parks Maintenance Facility (formerly the Clark & Reid site) at 10 Great Meadow Road on Monday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m. 


The first part of the project was approved in May of 2018 when Town Meeting voted to approve $16.5 million for the design of new facilities and the construction of a new building. This fund appropriation is the first of a two-part project to completely overhaul the facilities used by Recreation Maintenance and the Highway and Water/Sewer divisions of the DPW as the current buildings are in disrepair.


In short, the first phase will use the $16.5 million to:


- Fund the design of a DPW facility, including space for Recreational Maintenance facilities, on the current site of the Highway facility and the site known as the Clark & Reid site.


- Fund the construction of a 30,000 square foot facility on the Clark & Reid site for a DPW facility for Recreation Maintenance and Central Maintenance divisions, and site construction for DPW ancillary services.  


- Fund the design and rehabilitation of the fuel pumping facility at the Town Hall Annex.


The second phase with a price tag of $15.5 million, approved by Town Meeting in May of this year, will:


- Demolish the current Highway facility on Meadow Road


-  Fund the construction of a 36,000 square foot facility on the current site of the Highway facility on Meadow Road of a DPW facility for Highway and Water/Sewer divisions.


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