Falmouth Selectmen Looking At Senior Center Site Options

Falmouth Town Hall 1FALMOUTH – Falmouth Selectmen are now looking at the four proposed sites for the town’s new senior center, in an attempt to pare down the list of sites before further study is done.

This comes after last week’s forums at Falmouth Public Library that were held for residents to hear details about the four locations from a consultant hired by the town.

The sites were scored based on 25 criteria including size, site location, collateral costs and environmental concerns.

Falmouth Assistant Town Manager Heather Harper said town officials have been looking at the options for a new Senior Center for some time and the time is right fiscally.

“The Senior Center has been in our capital plan for many, many years. We’ve done the fiscal planning that put us in a position that if the community is prepared to endorse the site and move forward with design and construction, that’s a project that can meet within the town’s fiscal plan,” said Harper.

Harper would not disclose what the sites were ranked, but said that the feedback received from residents at the forums will be taken into consideration with the Board of Selectmen.

The four sites are the School Administration building in Teaticket, a parcel of land on Brick Kiln Road near the former PAL building, property on the Falmouth High School campus, and the Gus Canty Community Center.

Harper said they’re in good shape for making a community decision.

“The good news is, is that we have four sites that we’re able to analyze and each of them have strengths and weaknesses,” said Harper.

After selectmen narrow the number of sites down, a more in-depth study will be done to look at the cost analysis, traffic and more details on each site, before a final site is approved by early fall.

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