The Spurwink School Reuse Committee in Cape Elizabeth is seeking detailed proposals from residents or organizations interested in repurposing the historic, town-owned school house next to Thomas Memorial Library.

The committee’s purpose is to review proposals for use of the building and to make a recommendation to the Town Council. The reuse committee consists of town councilors Caitlin Jordan and Jamie Garvin, school board members Heather Altenburg and John Voltz and Jim Walsh.

Greg Marles, the town’s director of facilities, is assisting the group as the staff liaison.

On several occasions during the past year, residents have had the opportunity to weigh in on what they would like to see happen at the school house, and a majority of respondents to a town survey indicated they favor some type of public use for the facility.

“While several concepts have surfaced in some form or another, at this point we’re looking for those folks to formalize, with more detail and specificity, any of the ideas and plans that they’d actually like to have considered,” said Garvin, who is serving as chairman of the committee.

Any person or group in town interested in providing a formal proposal for the reuse of the school house should respond no later than Friday, June 24, to Facilities and Transportation Department, Attn: Greg Marles; 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107.

The proposal should include a description of the program or use for the facility, along with how it will benefit the public; a summary of the resources being provided and/or being sought to meet the needs of use; and the type of access needed and hours of operation.

Contact Marles at 799-9574 or [email protected] for more information.

Kate Irish Collins

An ad hoc committee in Cape Elizabeth is asking for formal proposals for the reuse of the historic former Spurwink School by Friday, June 24.


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