Construction started at Carr Elementary School over the summer and plans to rebuild Angier Elementary School move close to being a reality.
The contractor completed all demolition and abatement of the interior of the Carr School building. The roof has been demolished, too, and protection is in place while the roof is rebuilt, according to the Newton Public School's website.
When work is completed at Carr, the school will serve as swing space for Angier while that school is being rebuilt. School officials expect to use Carr as swing space during other future school renovations.
Workers will soon begin working on the exterior of Carr School and install an elevator.
Meanwhile, Newton has completed all feasibility and schematic design phases and submitted all required documents to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), according to the NPS website.
The city is teaming with the MSBA for the Angier project which will ensure the project remains within the approved size, design and projected budget.
The Angier project will go in front of the MSBA board of directors on Oct. 2, and if given the go ahead, Newton officials can continue the city approval process and move on to developing a full design as well as construction documents. The documents will allow the city to bid the project.
The Board of Alderman will discuss the project at upcoming meetings. The Aldermen’s Public Facilities Committee will continue a public hearing on the Angier site plan approval on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in room 209 at City Hall. On Sept. 23, the Board of Aldermen’s Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss and vote on Angier project’s revised budget and cost. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in room 222 at City Hall.