Florence Community Center Re-Use Committee

The Florence Community Center Re-Use Committee is no longer active. The committee voted to recommend the property be deemed surplus and City Council passed a surplus property Order. 

An RFP was issued and the property was sold in 2014.


  • Mayor David J. Narkewicz
  • William Dwight, City Council President
    Finance Committee
  • David Murphy, Ward 5 City Councilor
    Finance Committee Chair
  • Marianne LaBarge, Ward 6 City Councilor
    Finance Committee
  • Eugene Tacy, Ward 7 City Councilor
    Finance Committee
  • Douglas Loux
    Florence Congregational Church
  • Tom Smith
    Florence Civic & Business Association
  • Maureen Scanlon, Communications Professional
    Located in an office in Florence
  • Rich Cooper
    State Street Fruit Stores, Deli, Wines & Spirits & Cooper's Corner


The Florence Community Center, formerly the Florence Grammar School, was voted as surplus by the School Committee. Ownership of the building reverted to the city. The Florence Community Center Re-Use Committee will make a recommendation to Mayor David Narkewicz on whether to surplus and sell the building or suggest another city use for it.

Committee Votes to Surplus Building

The Ad Hoc Florence Community Center Re-Use Committee recommends that the Property at 140 Pine Street be declared surplus to city needs by the City Council and that the mayor, in consultation with the Finance Committee, be authorized to sell the property in accordance with state procurement laws. This has passed unanimously on March 26, 2013.

Public Hearing Video