PEPPERELL – The Pepperell Building Committee announces that it has scheduled monthly community forums on the proposed Public Safety Complex and invites the public to attend its first session later this month.
The first forum will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Albert Harris Center, 37 Nashua Road. Committee members and representatives from the town’s project manager, The Vertex Companies, and architect, Tecton Architects, will share updates on the project. The presentation is open to the public, and will be telecast live by Pepperell Community Media.
The Pepperell Building Committee began its work in early 2021. The police and fire departments and Patriot Regional Emergency Communications Center work out of facilities that have been identified as having numerous structural and functional deficiencies. Pepperell Police and Patriot RECC are headquartered at the former Shattuck School, which was built in 1895.
The Dec. 13 presentation will include an overview of the Committee’s work to date:
Final design, including sustainable materials inside and out, and energy-efficient systems; initial permitting approvals; interior design; budget; ongoing working sessions; and a potential timeline for groundbreaking and completion.
Time will be allotted for questions following the presentation.
“We encourage anyone interested in this project to attend and get answers to any questions they may have,” Committee Chair Catherine Lundeen said. “This is an extremely important project for Pepperell, and public feedback is crucial to presenting the best plan possible to Town Meeting next year.”
The Committee also has scheduled a public session for April 22, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Jersey Street fire station during the Earth Day celebration. The Committee will announce times and locations for forums in January, February, and March at a later date.
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