LOCAL OFFICIALS, from left, Town Administrator Rob Dolan, Select Board member Phil Crawford, Select Board Chair Joe Connell, Police Chief Nick Secatore, Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Glenn Davis and Police Captain Chris DeCarlo proudly display shovels during a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new $63.5 million public safety buildings and Town Hall project. (Courtesy Photo)

LYNNFIELD — With the recent groundbreaking of the new $63.5 million public safety buildings and Town Hall project, Lynnfield residents and employees alike will soon see a fully modernized public safety complex that will better serve the town’s needs. 

The town of Lynnfield recently broke ground on the project, marking the beginning of an important construction project that will modernize and upgrade the current fire and police stations and Town Hall.

“On behalf of the Select Board, we are pleased that construction has begun on this important project,” said Select Board Chair Joe Connell. “The first responders of Lynnfield deserve the safe and equipped facilities needed to save lives every day. The citizens and dedicated employees of Lynnfield deserve an accessible Town Hall to perform the people’s work. We will deliver a public safety project that is on time, on budget and that will be a symbol of pride for our community for years to come.”

The renovated and expanded public safety complex at the Town Hall site on Summer Street will feature modern facilities for the Police and Fire Departments as well as making Town Hall accessible for all residents. The proposed new facilities will solve numerous issues that presently affect the police and fire stations. Currently, the police station has inadequate lobby space, an undersized communications center and outdated radio equipment. Additionally, the police station suffers from inadequate and unsafe space for holding or moving prisoners through the station. 

 “The Lynnfield Police were excited to see work begin on the project,” said Police Chief Nick Secatore. “We are anticipating our return to the new building and using the new facilities. We are grateful for the support of our residents and all those on the project team.”

The new Fire Headquarters, which is currently located at the Town Hall/public safety complex on Summer Street, will be relocated to a new facility on the current site of the South Fire Station at the intersection of Salem and Summer streets. The new facility will feature improved equipment storage and decontamination space, as well as adequate accommodations for both male and female firefighters, which the department’s current headquarters and South Station facility lack. 

“The entire Lynnfield Fire Department is excited to see the construction portion of the public safety building project get underway,” said Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Glenn Davis. “The project will improve the health and safety of all fire/EMS personnel. We would like to thank the residents for their ongoing support of our police officers and firefighters.” 

The town of Lynnfield is overseeing the construction and project coordination in partnership with PMA Consultants, the town’s owner’s project manager. The town project team includes Connell, Davis, Secatore, DPW Director/Town Engineer John Tomasz, Town Administrator Rob Dolan and Capital Projects Director John Scenna. 

After Tappé Architects completed the public safety buildings and Town Hall project’s design, the town solicited bids from contractors and selected Commodore Builders as the project’s construction manager. Commodore Builders is a veteran-owned construction management firm focused on eliminating surprises and executing with excellence across diverse markets across the Commonwealth. 

Construction on both sites will be completed concurrently over the next 21 months. Occupancy of the Fire Headquarters is planned for mid-November 2025 and of the Town Hall/public safety complex for mid-December 2025. 

During the course of construction, Town Hall Departments will be temporarily shifting locations. People should visit the town’s website to find municipal offices.