Project Type: Adaptive Reuse
Construction Cost: TBD
Size: 12,700 SF
Clinton STEM Center Feasibility Analysis
The Town of Clinton selected DRA to perform a feasibility analysis of the potential repurposing of the historic former Central Fire Station. The iconic facility located at the heart of the community is being evaluated for the proposed adaptive reuse as a STEM Center/ Maker Space. The existing multi-story masonry structure, built in 1898, includes approximately 12,700 sf of existing floor area. Options evaluated the reuse of the existing space, as well as inclusion of additions ranging from 4,000 – 5,600 sf.
It is envisioned that the principal users of this space will be the 1,900 students of the Clinton Public Schools system. The STEM Center will support hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for each student in the district. Students will learn to think creatively, to collaborate with others, to apply learning across disciplines, with their learning supported in an active, technology-rich environment.
The STEM Center will also serve as a shared community resource that will support workplace readiness, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and enrich the quality of life for all members of the community. The STEM Center will be available during before-school, and after-school hours to support this wide-ranging community use.
DRA’s study tasks include the verification of the adequacy of the existing structure and its fitness for the proposed use, community outreach and programming exercises, exploration of options and alternatives, and development of estimate opinion of probable cost statements for each of the options developed.