he Sharon Standing Building Committee takes over the new library building project for the town with representatives from the Board of Library Trustees, Bob Levin, alternate Carolyn Weeks, and Library Director Lee Ann Amend. Updates on the project will be available on the new library site. Click on the icon on the homepage for more information or click here.
New Sharon Public Library
To keep up with current information about the new library building project, click on the following:
Library changes venue with Selectmen approval to 1 School Street site
For an update on the progress of the new Library Building Process, please click on Library Expansion, also found on the banner of the library home page.
Hazmat Testing Consultants chosen
Smith and Wessel Associates were selected by the committee to conduct Hazmat testing.
Minutes of Library Building and Selection Committee
Library Building and Selection Committee Minutes from October through December 2015
Public Opening of HAZMAT Testing Proposals
Proposals are required to be submitted to the Owner's Project Manager's office no later than 3:00 PM on November 20, 2015 at the following address:
Sharon Public Library
c/o Design Technique, Inc.
44 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
The Library Building and Selection Committee and Owner's Project Manager are requesting proposals for Hazardous Materials Testing as advertised in accordance with Mass Procurement Regulations.
Link to RFP
The walk thru is scheduled for November 5 at 8:30 AM at the Library - 11 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067
Link to list of attendees
Alternate Site Selection Review
The Sharon Public Library Building and Selection Committee chose 1 School Street (the old Superintendent's Building) as the alternate site study. This is required by the Mass Board of Library Commissioners for the Construction Grant. The grant requires feasibility study for the current library site and one alternate site review in order to qualify for the grant.
Selection of Architect
The Sharon Library Building and Selection Committee chose Lerner Ladds and Bartels as their final choice to lead the library feasibility study, alternate site study and design services.
The following proposals were received for Sharon Public Library Feasibility Study and Design Services.
Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc.
Jonathan Levi Architects
Learner Ladds Bartels Architects
Schwartz Silver Architects
Tappe Architects, Inc.
Request for Qualifications for Architect
The Library Building and Selection Committee have begun the process for Designer Selection. An architect will be selected who will then carry out the feasibility study for the present building plus two other sites in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Library Construction Grant guidelines.
Building and Selection Committee chooses Owner's Project Manager
The Building and Selection Committee have chosen Design Technique as their Owner's Project Management firm that will lead the committee through feasiblity study and design.
OPM First Finalist Chosen by Selection Committee
The First Finalist was: Design Technique who has been invited to submit a fee proposal.
Third: City Point Partners
The Library Building and Selection Committee met on April 30th to choose the top three finalists for the position of OPM. The top three, in no particular order are:
City Point Partners, Daedalus and Design Technique.
Interviews will be held on Monday May 18th.
Public Opening of OPM proposals