Revere Mckinley School
Planning Study and Community Engagement,
Workforce Development, Community Center, Early Education and Care, 36,600 SF
This land planning study for the Revere McKinley School establishes a shared vision for an economically viable plan for redevelopment. The city’s preliminary goals for the project are to reprogram the school into a new hub for community activity that can provide space for a variety of programming. A comprehensive community engagement process complemented by city-wide workforce development research helped define the programmatic needs of the city, and served as a basis for this new vision for the McKinley School that will benefit the surrounding Revere community.
Hansy Better Barraza
City of Revere
Revere Public Schools
COMPREHENSIVE & INCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY
NETWORK OF ECONOMIC MOBILITY
INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
About the planning study
AT THE MCKINLEY SCHOOL
Studio Luz was engaged for design assitance by MassDevelopment TDI to undergo a planning study to reprogram the McKinley School in Revere. The City of Revere’s vision is to create an economically viable plan for the redevelopment of the McKinley School. The city’s goal for the project is to reprogram the school into a new hub for community activity that can provide space for a variety of programming.
The McKinley School, sited in downtown Revere, was closed in 2014 when the elementary school moved to its new location at the Hill School one block away; the school has sat vacant in recent years following the switch. Its central location makes the McKinley school a great opportunity to transform the vacant space into a hub for community education and workforce training.
In collaboration with the City of Revere, Studio Luz led an in-depth process of community engagement to determine community needs and priorities when developing a new vision for the McKinley School. Addressing needs voiced by the community, Studio Luz’s planning study aims to transform the McKinley into a beacon of accessibility with flexible spaces to support community needs such as education, performing arts, and workforce development.