Waterfront Re-development Survey (#2) - Which design concepts and park elements do you like?

Richardson & Associates in partnership with Baker Design Consultants has created three conceptual master plans for the Town.  We are looking for your input on the three concepts provided below (and attached), please let us know your thoughts! 

 

Concept 1

  • The yellow building is removed to aligned the entrance of the park with the entrance to Mailly Waterfront Park.  
  • The existing footprint of the public works building is used for a new pavilion.
    •  In this design the pavilion in transformed into a four-season (conditioned) building in the middle with a covered open pavilion on either end.
  • ​The main parking area in located close to the pavilion and serves to separate the active and passive recreation areas of the park.
  • An accessible pathway is developed along the shore at the front of the property to connect a swimming area, paddle put-in, and observation tower.
  • A swim beach is created with swim docks on either side to help protect the swim area.
  • Stacked (looped) accessible pathways are created throughout the property to add several distance options within the trail system.
  • There is a small boardwalk to an observation platform located in the open space area.

 

Concept 2

  • The yellow building remains and in this concept is envisioned for a private use that compliments the park (restaurant, kayak/canoe/bike rentals, etc).  
    • ​A parking area is developed next to the yellow building for their customers, along with a dock.
  • The existing footprint of the public works building is used for a new pavilion.
    •  In this design the pavilion is smaller than the in concept 1.  Also, the pavilion is open and is paired with an amphitheater.
  • ​The main parking area in located along the back spine of the property (along the railroad) with accessible pathways to park elements.
  • A boardwalk is developed along the shore at the front of the property to connect a swimming dock, paddle put-in, and observation platform. 
    • ​There is a driveway and off-loading area for access to the paddle put-in.
  • Stacked (looped) accessible pathways are created throughout the property to add several distance options within the trail system.

 

Concept 3

  • The yellow building remains and in this concept is envisioned for as a public use that compliments the park (visitor and/or education center, etc).  
  • The pavilion is moved away from the shoreline, closer to the parking.  In this design it is also a smaller, open design.
  • ​The main parking area in located along the back spine of the property (along the railroad) with accessible pathways to park elements.
  • An accessible pathway is developed along the shore at the front of the property to connect a swimming area, paddle put-in, and observation deck.
  • Stacked (looped) accessible pathways are created throughout the property to add several distance options within the trail system.

At the public meeting on September 20th, we heard from several people that they did not want to spend the money to redevelop the property for recreation.  Instead they thought the property should be sold so the Town could offset the cost of the new pubic works faciltiy and bring in additional money from property taxes.  The Town started this Master Site Plan process based on the Town's Waterfront Plan that was adopted by the Town in 2005, which called for public works to be moved from the waterfront property and for the property to be redeveloped as a recreation area.  This direction was re-affirmed through the Comprehensive Planning process (2011-2014), which called for the Waterfront Plan to be implemented.   What do you think, should the Town implement the Waterfront Plan and redeveloped the property for recreation OR sell the property?

What do you like about your preferred design (boardwalk, pavilion, etc.)?  Is there anything you don't like about this design?

Why did you choose that concept as your least favorite?  Is there anything you liked on that concept?

 
 

What our your thoughts on having a pavilion at the new park?

Is there anything else you would let to tell us about the design/park?

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