Littleton Track Feasibility Study

Listing files in 'Minutes & Agendas of the Track & Field Funding Committee'

Article 11 of the May 4, 2009 Annual Town Meeting appropriated $20,000 "to be expended by the Permanent Municipal Building Committee, as directed by the Town Meeting, for the purpose of funding a feasibility study for a track and field facility." Article 9 of the May 3, 2010 Annual Town Meeting then amended that action by appropriating from Undesignated Fund Balance the additional sum of $35,000 "to be expended by the Permanent Municipal Building Committee, as directed by the Town Meeting, to continue the design and development of a track and/or multi-purpose field facility and for expenses incidental and related thereto."

Existing Track Site Selected.  Sites considered in the feasibility study were (1) the existing track parcel near the Russell Street School, (2) the football field parcel between the Russell Street School and the Middle School, and (3) the High School parcel. On Monday, April 12, 2010, the Board of Selectmen reconvened a meeting with the School Committee, Park & Recreation Commission, Permanent Municipal Building Committee, Littleton Track Organization, Finance Committee, and Community Preservation Committee to try to reach a consensus about the location of the track project. Site 1, the existing track site was selected, having been supported by the School Committee, the Littleton Track Organization, and the Board of Seletmen.

Littleton Track and Field Funding Committee.  On March 22, 2010, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish a Littleton Track and Field Funding Committee comprised of 7 to 10 members, including representatives from town government, the business community, and track supporters to develop and implement a public-private fund-raising campaign for a track and field facility in the Town of Littleton. Interested persons may submit completed application forms to the Board of Selectmen, Littleton Town Offices, 37 Shattuck St, Littleton, MA 01460. On September 13, 2010, the Board of Selectmen appointed Marc Saucier, Marianne Heer, Gerald Portante, Cindy Heitmeyer, and Selectman Alex McCurdy to this committee.  

Agendas  Minutes
 February 16, 2011  
 October 27, 2010  
October 13, 2010  
September 29, 2010  

Revised Study Report Issued. Gale Associates has issued revisions to its feasibility report on February 22, 2010. Read the cover letter, revised report narrative, and revised cost estimates. Read recommendations from Littleton Track Organization, Park & Recreation Commission, and fiscal analysis.  See presentation from LTO.

The PMBC and Gale Associates conducted a public briefing on the results of the Track Feasibility Study Report on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 7 PM in the Community Room at the Littleton Police Headquarters, 500 Great Road. On December 17, 2009, Gale Associates, Inc. submitted its report to the PMBC. 

   Feasibility Study Options

Cost estimates*

1  Existing Track Parcel - Track Only


1A  Existing Track Parcel - Full Build $1,413,433
2  Football Field Parcel - Natural Turf $1,640,109
2A  Football Field Parcel - Synthetic Turf $2,097,821
3  High School Parcel Basic Track & Field $2,303,928
3A  High School Parcel Stadium w/Syn Turf $3,367,173

* cost estimates revised 2/22/10 by Gale Associates, Inc.

Complete copies of the original feasibility study report are available in 12 PDF files, linked below.

Track1  Track2  Track3  Track4 Track5   Track6
Track7  Track8  Track9  Track10 Track11  

On September 30, 2009, the PMBC voted to recommend that the football field parcel proceed to the design stage. Results of the preliminary feasibility study were presented to the Board of Selectmen on Monday, October 5, 2009.

Resources: Permanent Municipal Building Committee
Littleton Track Organization

 Feasibility Study Sites  
 Site 1 - Existing track parcel near Russell Street School  Option 1
   Option 1A
 Site 2 - Football field parcel between Russell Street & Middle Schools  Option 2
   Option 2A
 Site 3 - High School parcel  Option 3
   Option 3A