Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Votes Unanimously to Bring Revere High School Wonderland Project Into Schematic Design Phase
May 3, 2022
REVERE, MA – On Thursday, April 27, 2022, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) voted unanimously to bring the Revere High School Wonderland Project into the Schematic Design Phase - officially marking the next phase of the Revere High School project. During this phase, the Project will continue to develop the plan to locate the new High School at the Wonderland site including continuing the process towards land acquisition, developing a definitive approach to stormwater, traffic mitigation and construction logistics, and further establishing final building layout, materials and design. The goal of the Schematic Design phase is to achieve a detailed and site-specific understanding of the project’s scope and schedule, as well as update cost estimates for final approval by the City prior to advancing into the final pre-construction design phases in 2023 and ultimately new building construction in 2024.
“Our community, families, and of course students have been in desperate need of a new high school for quite some time,” said Council President Gerry Visconti. “It’s exciting to see that we are moving forward with this vision. I am pleased the MSBA unanimously approved to move the project to the schematic design phase.”
Over the course of the last year, the Revere High School Building Committee, which includes Mayor Brian Arrigo, Superintendent Dianne Kelly, School Committee members, City Council members, and other local stakeholders, met to discuss details such as building location and timelines. They worked closely with our Owners Project Manager, Leftfield and our Design Team from Perkins Eastman. In January 2022, the Revere City Council voted unanimously to build the new Revere High School on the site of the former Wonderland Greyhound Park on VFW Parkway. The April 27 vote is the next big step to the building process.
“It's great to see the progress and moving into the next phase,” said Ward 4 City Councillor Patrick Keefe. “Designing, site selection and eventually building a state-of-the-art community resource will be a tall task and I am excited to be part of the team to bring the region’s newest high school to Revere.”
The City of Revere and the Revere Public Schools will be hosting future opportunities for Revere residents, parents, and faculty to provide input in the near future. To stay involved with the project and to learn more, please visit https://reverehighschool.zenfolio.com/.