Miller-Driscoll construction plan will be presented to the public

While the proposed renovation to Miller-Driscoll School has been reviewed during many public meetings — including Board of Selectmen meetings — members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions directly of the team that put the $50-million plan together at a forum on Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., in the Brubeck Room of Wilton Library.

Members of the building committee and representatives from the architectural firm Tai Soo Kim Partners and Turner Construction will be on hand to respond to comments and questions.

The objective of the project is to extend the useful life of Miller-Driscoll School for 25 to 30 more years, as well as add dedicated space for the special needs preschool population

A special town meeting for the $50-million Miller-Driscoll building project will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilton High School Clune Center.

The total estimated project cost is $50 million, while the anticipated state reimbursement is $6.1 million, resulting in an anticipated net cost to Wilton of $43.9 million.

Following the meeting, residents will have the opportunity to vote on the project, and voting will continue Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clune Center.

“If funding for the project is approved by the voters in September, the current timeline calls for construction to commence in January 2016 and finish December 2017,” Ms. Birck told The Bulletin.

In addition to construction, the project schedule following the September vote also entails:

  • Completion of design documents: July 2015.
  • State approval for bidding: September 2015.