Plymouth: Large Projects Under Way

The Plymouth Community Preservation Committee met Thursday night to discuss the progress on some big projects in town.

The CPC announced that the 1820 Courthouse is roughly one year away from becoming the new town hall at a cost of over $3 million.

Work has been ongoing at the site and CPC chair Bill Keohan says one vital piece of the old court house is in the process of being restored.

“One thing that we are involved with right now is the American Eagle that was on top of the old court house. It is currently in Nantucket being restored back to its 1881 condition. We hope to have it back in Plymouth by September 10 and display it at Pilgrim Hall in the evening. We will have a reception and bring in a retired supreme court justice and some local children to reveal the eagle and its restoration,” said Keohan

The Plymouth CPC also discussed the restoration of the Simes House and Keohan announced the acceptance of a bid to continue the work on the historic property.

“The town of Plymouth Procurement Office and Building Committee put an RFP out to restore the Simes House into a community center. That RFP went out, it was received, we had a number of bids and we took the low bidder. It seems there will be enough money to do the restoration as we indicated to the building committee. So we had some good news in the sense that the bid came in low enough for us to move forward but at the same time it does eat into our contingencies so we have to be careful as we move forward,” said Keohan.

The Simes House will be used for mixed use when complete including affordable apartments, offices, meeting rooms and a village green.

Photos of the Simes House Project and a rendering of the the Plymouth Town Hall

Photos of the Simes House Project

 

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Computer Rendering of the new Plymouth Town Hall


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