Workshop Jan. 14

Future of Lincolnville’s Improvement Association building under discussion

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 6:30pm

LINCOLNVILLE — The Lincolnville Improvement Association Building, on Route 173 at Lincolnville Beach, is due for upgrades and the selectmen will discuss project scope and costs Tuesday evening in a special workshop. Preceding that, however, they will meet at the LIA building at 33 Beach Road for a site walk through the old school house, where gatherings are held and historical artifacts kept by the Lincolnville Historical Museum.

The LIA building is integral to Lincolnville, and last spring architects produced a detailed report on just what it needed to ensure its future. The building is owned by the town and leased to the Lincolnville Improvement Association, a nonprofit formed in 2011.

2A Architects, based in Rockport, submitted a report in May, outlining the structural problems with the building, which was built in 1892 as a school house. (Read the report here: Lincolnville Improvement Association Building Conditions Assessment)

More assessments and reports followed, with a focus on the foundation and structure, as well as the plumbing and electrical systems.

According to the A2 report, the old two-story school house underwent a kitchen expansion in the 1960s, and a second story expansion in 2001. It is in need of repairs, such as possibly a new foundation, new windows and refreshed clapboards.

A complete package of architectural and engineering assessment has been collected at the Lincolnville town website, on a page dedicated to the Lincolnville Improvement Association building. 

An initial estimate for painted cedar siding and clad wood windows is $624,125. Option 2 (vinyl siding and vinyl windows is $580,730.

A total design services estimate is $43,800.