Elm Street Middle School Feasibility Study
Purpose of the study
With the closure of the Elm Street Middle School on the horizon, the City of Nashua has engaged planning consultant, Marvel, to conduct a feasibility study which will analyze the highest and best future use of this public land. The nearly 9-acre school site, which sits just one block away from the Downtown Main Street corridor, and historically served as the city’s “South Commons”, is of strategic importance for the City of Nashua. The study will include evaluating the historic school building for potential adaptive re-use, exploring the potential preservation of the Keefe Auditorium, and establishing parameters for site-wide redevelopment including a range of new uses. This survey and your responses will help to inform the strategies and concepts developed in the next phase of the planning study.
Your input is important to the future of this site. Please take a moment to fill out survey #2 below. Be aware that this is a second survey outreach effort. The first survey closed on July 11, 2022 but we are continuing public outreach and engagement.
Request for Information
The purpose of this RFI is to identify one or more potential strategic partners interested in operating all or part of the Elm Street Middle School building as it is currently constituted. Respondents may propose or reuse concepts for the auditorium, gymnasium and former classroom spaces.
The first community meeting was held March 30, 2022 both on zoom and in City Hall Auditorium with about 50 participants. The slide deck that was used and the feed back from that meeting are linked below.
The document below contains the results of the March 30, 2022 community meeting.
The second community meeting was held July 11, 2022 both on zoom and in City Hall Auditorium with about 30 participants. The slide deck that was use is linked below.
Please see the memo outlining usage of the Keefe Auditorium based on research done in the summer of 2022 and memorialized in this memo July 14, 2022
See the cost estimate from July 12, 2022. This cost estimate was done under a certain set of assumptions including the auditorium being a stand alone building, and in a market ready condition. Be advised that through additional study there will be an exploration of differing scenarios that may or may not bring the cost estimate down. This could be achieved through value engineering strategies, or by changing some of the baseline assumptions. This document in draft form will be studied further.