May 2022: The Amherst School Board determines the priority for the facility projects is the elementary school.
The Board, JFAC, and the Amherst Building and Grounds subcommittee continue to plan for improvements at Amherst Middle School
2021 AMS Program Specifications & 2020 Masterplan Comparison
COST ESTIMATE ACCEPTED FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT – October 2021
The estimate for the fully renovated middle school project which includes a secure front entrance addition, site work to address parking, play, and pick-up, and energy efficient HVAC throughout is is $30.8 million. The Amherst School Board accepted the recommendation as the high watermark estimate for the project. This is under the initial 2020 estimate of $31.6 million, which did not include HVAC or site work.
Previous AMS Costs & Recommendations by Lavallee Brensinger
Banwell Architects has been hired to refine the initial draft plans. If you are interested in reviewing the initial recommendation and cost estimates for comparison, they are available here.