Walpole Council on AgingCategory: Municipal New Construction
Address: 50 South Street, Walpole
Square Footage: 13,000 square feet
Type of Project: New Construction
Designer: Catlin & Petrovick
Date of Completion: Spring of 2018 (estimated)
Project Cost: $7.5M
Description: The new Walpole Council on Aging Building, to be known as the “South Street Center," will be constructed on the Town’s property at 50 South Street as part of the Town’s efforts to re-develop the former industrial site. The Center will share the site with the Town’s soon to be constructed new Police Headquarters building and will be on the southerly part of the site overlooking the Neponset River watershed. The new, multi-story, fully accessible, building will be 13,000 square fett and offer a variety spaces designed to provide local seniors with services focused around socialization, nutrition, and fitness. The Center will have a large multi-purpose room capable of holding a variety of functions including exercise classes, musical or speaking performances, and large group meals. The Center will also house administrative offices, information areas, fitness areas, social gathering spaces, and activity/classroom spaces. Plans for outdoor gathering and activity spaces, including access to the Town’s newly constructed Rail Trail, are anticipated to be part of the project, as well as a new, dedicated parking lot with accessible drop-off areas.
In addition to funding provided by the Town of Walpole, the project will also be applying for a Community Block Development Grant in 2017 and is launching a major fund raising campaign to supplement the project’s funding.
Complete Design Documents are expected this Fall and the Project is expected to go out to bid for a General Contractor in the Summer of 2017. Construction is expected to start in the Fall of 2017 and to be completed in the Fall of 2018.