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Public Meeting on High School Construction

  • Somerville City Hall 93 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

here will be a public meeting before the Board of Aldermen's Committee on Finance next week for input on a proposed appropriation and authorization to borrow $255,982,704 for construction of a new Somerville High School.

Residents voted last year to approve the city's portion of the high school. According to the Boston Globe, the school will be the most expensive in state history, coming in well above the $198.5 million price tag of Newton North High School.

The proposal selected by the Somerville High School Building Committee calls for a 404,110 square foot school on the current site through demolishing about 82,700 square feet of the complex and constructing 321,410 square feet of new infrastructure, according to the Globe. The new school will also accommodate an expected increase in enrollment.

The public hearing will begin Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers of City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue.