Case Campus Master Plan

A request for funding to address vehicular and pedestrian safety, as well as to regularize parking, curbing, and lighting on the campus will be brought to May Town Meeting. This is a scaled-down version of what was brought to Town Meeting last year, which received majority support of the voters, but not the 2/3rds majority necessary to carry.

The 2017 warrant article includes:

Proposed work area - click to enlarge

pkg4_v2017 impacted areas

2017 Annual Town Meeting Request


School Street driveway entrance/exit to campus

:

  • Paving, curbs, sidewalks, safety level (minimum) lighting
  • Easing of two curves for 2-way and large vehicle traffic
  • Reshaping the center island to support the correct 2-way traffic flow
  • Connection to the Case House front parking lot
  • Gates at Case House entrance for traffic control

Alphabet Lane

:
  • Reconstruction of low stone walls on Alphabet Lane adjacent to Field School parking islands

Completing the original design for the Case Estates parking lot

:
  • Uniform porous paving of the existing stalls and the upper grass portion of the lot, matching the existing paved isle
  • Relocating the opening in the rock wall for better traffic flow

Public Library entrance and sidewalks

:
  • Trimming and reshaping of the central island
  • Replacement of deteriorating sidewalks and curbs

Community Center

:
  • Repair and replacement of selected sidewalks and curbing near the Council on Aging entrance
  • Repair of sidewalk near the entrance to the Recreation Center
In addition, some maintenance work has been added on to the Public Library and the Community Center, consisting of replacement of sidewalks and curbing.  This work has been added because it is most cost effectively accomplished as part of this larger, campus-wide project rather than separately.

A presentation from the March 15th Board of Selectmen meeting is available below. It outlines the project in more detail. 

Removed from and Added to Original Package 4


Removed from Project


  • Wellesley Street intersection reconfiguration
  • Significant landscaping, including large specimen trees, shrubs, plants, and tall meadow grass
  • Legacy walking trail
  • Site benches
  • Overlook viewing area by Case Estates woods
  • Gazebo overlook on top of storage shed

Added to Projec

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  • Replace additional granite curbing and sidewalks at Public Library
  • Extend sidewalk replacement in front of Council on Aging
  • Repair sidewalk in front of Recreation Center entrance
  • Reconstruct stone walls on Alphabet Lane adjacent to Field School parking

Package 4 - Presentation


The scope of the project was voted on and approved by the Case Campus Master Plan Committee before it was disbanded. These campus modifications were presented and approved by nine separate Town committees, including the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Historical Commission.

Financial Information


Cost - Bids in Hand

:
Total Project Budget = $1,800,000

Sources of Funding


Available Master Plan Funds*  =  $350,000 
General Fund Request = $1,450,000 (warrant article 19) 
*from previous Master Plan phases