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Options for Fuller School site

The city has posted the recently released Fuller School Site Reuse Study on its website, The study, prepared by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. and Winter Street Architects, offers four scenarios to reuse the former school, which closed in 2008. The alternatives are to create a 180,000-square-foot, two-building commercial office development on the 13.3-acre site; demolish the old school, and replace it with several retail buildings; build a commercial office development and a separate police and fire operations facility; or build a new YMCA and the shared public safety facility. Mayor Carolyn Kirk has endorsed building the public safety facility on the site. The study recommends that the city conduct a market study and an assessment of the four proposed reuses. - Steven Rosenberg