At the June 5 Special Town Meeting, members voted to OK $1 million for a Hunnewell feasibility study. The study will examine the question of whether Hunnewell can be renovated. If a renovation is deemed not feasible, it will be decided which elements of Hunnewell can be used and incorporated into a new building. A focus of the study will be on what the building looks like structurally. If it is found that the structure can’t be reused or reworked, decisions will then need to be made about what elements can be taken from that building and used in a new design.
The study, expected to be completed by March 2019, will look at architectural and engineering services and all associated costs related to the renovation, reconstruction, addition, consolidation, or replacement of the Hunnewell School.
Approximately 82% of Town Meeting members voted yes for the feasibility study.