Community Center Building Committee
Welcome Message & History from the Chair
Welcome to the Town of Dover Community Center Building Committee. This site is designed to provide you with as much information as possible related to our committee’s work. It is a site that, hopefully, will allow you to engage with us as we solicit your input and participation. Please click our History tab for a full welcome message and some background information on this important community initiative.
Welcome Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Town of Dover Community Center Building Committee website. This site is designed to provide you with as much information as possible related to our committee’s work. It is a site that, hopefully, will allow you to engage with us as we solicit your input and participation.
On October 7, 2019 at Dover’s Special Town Meeting voters approved funding to develop plans for the Renovation of the current Caryl Community Center building and for a New Community Center Building to replace the current building. $400,000 was appropriated for plans which will be presented at a future Town Meeting when voters will be asked to approve the full funding required for either the Renovation of the existing Caryl facility or the construction of a New building.
On November 6, 2019 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) voted the Mission Statement for the Building Committee (link) and appointed the Owner’s Project Manager Selection Committee to work with Chris Dwelley, Dover Town Administrator, to make a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen as to what firm should be our Owners Project Manager (OPM). The OPM is responsible for representing the Town of Dover (Owner) and will manage the process study. The Sub-committee members are: Dave Billings, Luciana Burdi, Barry Goldman & Ford Spalding.
On January 22, 2020 the BOS appointed the Community Center Building Committee (link).
Colliers International was appointed by the Board of Selectmen on April 30, 2020 to serve as the OPM for the project. Colliers will work with the Building Committee to recommend to the BOS a Design Firm (Architect) who will work with the OPM & the Committee on the Feasibility Study (structural analysis of the existing building & program analysis that will guide the design), Schematic Designs for both Renovation and New, and not-to-exceed Pricing for both options.
It is anticipated that the Board of Selectmen will present both a Renovation and New Building option to a spring 2021 Town Meeting along with its recommendation to the citizens.
This website is a working site for the Committee and for your information. We hope this site is helpful and informative. We invite your participation and input.
Ford Spalding, Chair
May 11, 2020
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Community Center Building Committee Public Forum
Tuesday December 1st at 7pm.
The Dover Community Center Building Committee is hosting its second community forum on Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm via Zoom.
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The architect team will be presenting three options to the committee;
- 13,000 sq ft at a projected total cost of $10m
- 15,000 sq ft at a projected total cost of $11.5m
- 18,000 sq ft at a total cost of $13m.
One option will be chosen by the committee and they are interested in your input. This selection is important as the architects will design both the New & Renovation schemes based on the selected option at its projected cost. For each option the architects will present rooms of varying sizes that will host a wide variety of activities. The key to a successful design will be flexible, multi-use space. Your opinions and suggestions will help the Committee with its decisions. This is all about building a community center for the entire Dover Community.
The Future of Dover’s Caryl Community Center
Citizen Forum by Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 @ 7:00PM
Sponsored by the Community Center Building Committee and led by the architect firm of Fennick McCredie Architecture. The purpose of this citizen forum was to bring the Dover community up to date with our progress AND to hear from you what activities and community opportunities you would like to see offered in a Renovated or New Dover Community Center.
Watch the Citizen Forum on the Town's YouTube Channel here
- Ford Spalding, Chairperson
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- David Billings, Member
- Luciana Burdi. Member
- Sam Cole, Member
- Barry Goldman, Member
- Terry Sobolewski, Member
- Ruth Townsend, Member
Ex Officio Attendees
- Chris Dwelley, Dover Town Administrator
- Bob Springer, Selectmen
- Cam Hudson, Warrant Committee
Please view our Current Committee Charge.
Colliers International – Owners Project Management; Ken Guyette - Project Director | Phil Palumbo - Project Manager
FMArchitecture; Deborah Fennick - Principal Architect | Jon Richardson - Project Architect | Melissa Vaillancourt - Project Manager.
- 2020 Community Center Building Committee November 16 Committee Meeting
- 2020 Community Center Building Committee November 8 Committee Meeting
- 2020 Community Center Building Committee October 26 Committee Meeting
- 2020 Community Center Building Committee October 14 Activities Meeting
- Community Center Presentation_Fennick McCredie_July 23 2020
- Community Center Project Schedule 5-11-20
- Caryl Project STM PowerPoint 9.20.19 September 2019
- Caryl Project Summary & 20 FAQs September 2019
- DCC Milestone Sched 5-11-20
- DCC - Designer RFQ FINAL
- 2019 Caryl Community Center Combined Town Visits Report February 2019
- 2019 Caryl OnSite Insight Report Property Condition Assessment August 21 2019
- 2019 Caryl Project Committee Forum Information June 2019