Demolition comes at a cost of $9,800; plans for its successor are in the works.
- Jay Oza
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Chelmsford Country Club’s function room will be demolished this winter at a cost of no more than $9,800. The demolition will take place in the new year due to previously scheduled events, and the process is expected to be complete in time for the spring golf season. “I don’t think we can risk the safety of the public,” said Town Manger Paul Cohen at last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The function hall is crumbling for three main reasons according to Jonathan Longchamp, a structural engineer with Chelmsford roots. “Repair is not a viable option,” he said before explaining the “three strikes” that the building has against it. First, Longchamp explained that the original construction was poorly planned and executed. Second, he …
The decision ensures renovation plans can continue.
- B Schill
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Historical Commission Tuesday night approved a demolition reuqest for North and Old Town Halls so renovations can continue. Patrick Maloney, the Chairman of the Permanent Building Committee, presented renovation plans to the commission for both buildings. Both buildings are under a preservation restriction--meaning that the Historical Commission must approve any anticipated demolition. Jack Glassman introduced the demolition plans to the board. Glassman specializes in historic preservation at Bargmann Hendrie and Archetype, Inc. and is the lead architect on the project. "Both projects are partial demolitions, they're selected demolitions, and this is all part of the process of renovating," Glassman said to the commission. The goal of …