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AD HOC STONE BUILDING FEASIBILITY/RE-USE COMMITTEE <br /> Members: Nine voting members. Membership should include residents or individuals working <br /> in Lexington who have background in or experience in one or more of the following <br /> areas: <br /> • East Lexington community; <br /> • Community Arts and Culture; <br /> • Lexington business community; <br /> • Creative or adaptive reuse project development or management <br /> • Historic preservation; <br /> • Tourism, economic development or placemaking <br /> • Architecture <br /> • Curatorial or other museum experience; <br /> • Community Preservation Committee <br /> Appointed by: The Select Board,the Board will designate the Committee Chair. <br /> Ex Officio/Liaisons: While not part of the Committee, the Select Board; Capital Expenditures <br /> Committee; Appropriation Committee and Cary Memorial Library Trustees are <br /> invited to recommend a non-voting liaison. <br /> Length of Term: Upon completion and presentation of deliverables to the Select Board in accordance <br /> with the established deliverables schedule as outlined below. <br /> Staff Support: Assistant Town Manager for Development. <br /> Meeting Times: As determined by the Committee. <br /> A minimum of three meetings to solicit public comment,preceded by surveys,forums, <br /> social media or other forms of public input. <br /> Committee Goal: To preserve the Stone Building and explore constructive reuse by researching the <br /> feasibility of alternative uses for the building, thereby supporting future Town <br /> investment to implement the preservation recommendations of the 2009 Historic <br /> Structures Report or such recommendations as may subsequently be made. <br /> The Stone Building is believed to be one of the earliest lyceums in America. It was <br /> built in 1833, and speakers included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, <br /> Charles Sumner, and Josiah Quincy, Jr. The lyceum hall is on the second floor. The <br /> 2009 Menders Torrey Spencer report recommends that the second floor be used as it <br /> was historically, as an assembly room for public lectures and community meetings. <br /> The first floor was believed to have been living quarters. <br /> Committee Role: This committee will investigate and prepare a feasibility study on possible re-uses of <br /> the historic Stone Building in order to: <br /> 1) implement the recommended improvements in the 2009 Menders, Spencer, Torrey <br /> preservation plan ("the Plan"), and <br /> 1 <br />