The Town of Swampscott is looking to have the former high school/middle school on Greenwood Avenue redeveloped. The property has been vacant and unused since 2007. The site includes a large masonry building built in 1894 with later additions that were made in 1915 and 1936. The building includes approximately 106,000 square feet of interior space across three floors and a basement. The property (2.22 acres) fronts on Greenwood Avenue and stretches back to Fuller Avenue where there's a vegetated and steep slope. The site is at the top of a hill with amazing views of Swampscott Harbor, Nahant, and the Boston skyline.
The Property is located in the Greenwood Planned Development District, which is addressed in Section 22.214.171.124. of the Swampscott Zoning By-laws, Regulations Pertaining to Planned Development Districts, as amended by Article 21 of the 2016 Annual Town Meeting. This zoning district allows up to 28 residential units and a gross floor area of up to 65,000 square feet.
Administrative Site Plan Review - The developer, Groom Construction, has met the conditions of the Planning Board's conditional approval for Administrative Site Plan Review. The approval is now granted and complete.
Construction Management Plan - The Construction Management Plan has been finalized and approved by the Board of Selectmen.
|Amend Zoning By-law via Town Meeting||May 2016||COMPLETE|
|Develop Request for Proposal along with neighborhood and community feedback||Summer 2016||COMPLETE|
|Release RFP||September 15, 2016||COMPLETE|
|Pre-Submittal Meeting||October 3, 2016||COMPLETE|
|Proposal Deadline||October 17, 2016||COMPLETE|
|Community Meeting Regarding Proposals||January 5, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Release of new RFP||February 8, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Pre-Submittal Meeting||February 21, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Proposal Deadline||March 10, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Proposal Awarded||April 5, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Purchase & Sale Agreement Signed||May 5, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Architectural Peer Review with Board of Selectmen||July 19, 2017 & August 2, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Administrative Site Plan Review with Planning Board||September 11, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Developer Application for Building Permits||October 6, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Developer Submission of Construction Management Plan||September 21, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Board of Selectmen Approval of Construction Management Plan||October 25, 2017|
|Removal of Underground Storage Tank||October 23, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Closing Conditions Met by Developer||November 15, 2017||COMPLETE|
|Closing on Sale of Property from Town to Developer||TBD|
|Developer Commencement of Remediation and Building Demolition||TBD|
|Remediation and Building Demolition Complete||Within 7 months of Closing|
|Start of Construction|
Within 2 months of Completion
of Remediation and Building
Within 24 months of
Start of Construction