HINESBURG - The Town acquired Lot 1 of the Creekside development in 2005. Combined with the Fire Station and Police Station lots, there are now 3.45 contiguous acres of municipally owned land centrally located on Route 116 and Farmall Drive. With sidewalk extensions, the property is walkable for the village core and projected growth areas. Plans have been developed for an addition to the existing Fire Station that will provide: a) additional space for Fire Dept facilities, b) space for co-location with the Police Dept and c) community meeting space. The Lot 1 Committee was formed to explore possible uses of the property and has met several times since its kick-off meeting March 30, 2010. The committee has proposed the following uses for the site:
1.Town Green or Park- with or without the Police Dept building after they move to co-locate with Fire Dept.
2.Integrated vehicle ingress and egress with adequate public parking areas for the expanded Fire/Police station, community meeting room and proposed Town Green.
3.Farmer's Market-with adequate parking, space for vendor vehicles, storage, restrooms and water/electrical supply.
4.Recreation Dept. might use field space for young children's sports programs, concerts and/or movies and playground space.
5.CCTA/ACTR bus stop and park and ride facility.
Development of the above or other uses into a master plan would include stormwater treatment areas as necessary, exterior lighting and landscaping.
The committee has retained Broadleaf Landscape Architecture to further refine the conceptual site plan. Please join us Wed. Jan 5 at 7 pm, Town Hall to review, discuss and comment on the selected alternative plan. This is an exciting opportunity to plan for an important piece of town owned land. Contact Rocky Martin at 482-2096 with questions.