What do I need to include in the application package?
You must submit eight (8) complete applications
One complete original, with dividers provided, labeled "Original Copy" and including
Set of half-size schematic design drawings, folded into pocket of binder AND reduced 11"x17" drawings
Original "wet" signatures and handwritten dates
Seven complete copies, with dividers provided, with reduced 11"x17" drawings only
What do I need to include in each binder?
Applications must include:
Completed Application with all sections filled out completely, including Certification of Application.
Library building program
Schematic drawings (or more complete drawings as available) prepared by a Massachusetts registered architect, and bearing his or her stamp, including:
Floor plan(s) with a complete furnishing and equipment layout
Elevations as appropriate
Tabulation of square footages called for in the library building program and comparison to the square footages shown on the architectural plans
Tabulations of the number of books, magazines, and audiovisual materials called for in the library building program in comparison to the square footages shown on the architectural plans
Tabulations of the number of seats and staff work spaces called for in the library building program in comparison to the numbers shown on the architectural plans
Estimated project budget, prepared independently by an experienced professional cost estimator, based on the site plan, building plans, and construction budget.
Site plan prepared by a Massachusetts registered architect with parking, grading, building location, and designation of utilities (1" = 40 feet or larger).
Geotechnical survey, including soil boring and percolation tests (as appropriate) certified by a licensed professional providing a thorough subsurface soil analysis to document the appropriateness of the site for construction and existing special conditions.
Hazardous materials survey report.
Stamped topographic land survey, completed within 15 years of the application, delineating boundary lines for entire site to be included in the library building project.
Map showing existing and, if different, selected future library site.
Proposed plan/schedule for funding the project.
Proposed project schedule, from design development through completion of construction (timeline).
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