Framingham School Committee To Vote on Extending MassBay Community College’s Lease on Flagg Drive
FRAMINGHAM – On the Framingham School Committee agenda for February 1, is a vote of the 9-member School Committee to extend the lease for MassBay Community College to stay in the Farley Building on Flagg Drive through the end of 2023.
MassBay Community College broke ground on its new campus in Framingham in September of 2021.
The goal was for students and faculty to be in the new MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services in Fall of 2023.
“Because of supply chain issues, we have been advised there are likely to be delays in the completion of the construction of the MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services,” said MassBay President David Podell told Source last summer.
The current lease is set to expire June 30, 2023. The School Committee will vote on terms of the new lease at Wednesday’s meeting.
Agenda item reads – “Vote on MassBay Community College’s Six Month Lease Extension of the Farley Building Located on Flagg Drive.”
But “as a result of this unforeseen global influence, we are asking the Framingham Schools to extend our lease until December 31, 2023,” said Podell.
“We plan to move into the new MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services in late 2023, and begin classes there in January 2024,” said Liz Cooper, MassBay’s spokesperson.
Framingham Public School administration, including Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay, moved into the Farley Building at the start of the 2021-22 school year.
The new MassBay Community College building in Framingham is the College’s first building constructed specifically for MassBay in the school’s 60-year history. The building will be located at the corner of Mt. Wayte Avenue and Franklin Street in Framingham. The 68,500 square foot, four-story Center replaces MassBay’s space at the former Farley School at 19 Flagg Drive in Framingham. MassBay has been leasing space at the former school, adjacent to Fuller Middle School and across the street from McCarthy Elementary School.
The building was designed by Sasaki Associates in Watertown.