Town of Avon properties, transit and parking strategic plans released
AVON — The Town of Avon Planning and Zoning Commission is set to hold public hearings on Aug. 1 and 15 at 5 p.m. to consider a Property Development Strategies plan, as well as a Multi-Modal Transportation and Parking Plan. The public hearings will include a public comment period, after which the Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation on the plans to the Avon Town Council.
Leading up to this hearing, there has been an extensive public process, including focus group meetings, open houses, engagement at town events, outreach to target communities, real-time polling exercise, online surveys and public meetings.
Town of Avon Properties Development Strategies
• Tract G: Nottingham Park — Recreation center expansion with splash pad, art and/or food collective space at old fire station, covered structure for multiuse pavilion and seasonal ice rink, game plaza and pickleball courts adjacent to covered multiuse pavilion and various picnic and play facilities throughout park.
• Wildridge Fire Station — Convert first-level apparatus bays into housing units for local workers, and upgrade second-level units for local workers.
• Swift Gulch Parcels — Long-term use for local and regional transit operations and storage.
• Lot 5 Village at Avon — Public Works operations, parks storage, permanent recycling drop-off station, worker-housing units on top of administrative offices
• Village at Avon Park Site — Passive park uses phased according to adjacent future residential development.
• Lot E Village at Avon — While the long-term vision is for school facilities, the interim uses for this site include a dog park and community garden.
Multi-Modal Transportation and Parking Plan
A multi-modal transportation and parking plan focusing on the town’s commercial core complements the land-use strategies plan. The plan quantifies current parking demand, forecasts future parking demand based upon existing zoning and development plans and locates some additional parking for demand in the town core area adjacent to the railroad tracks.
Recommendations integrate concepts from the Town’s Comprehensive Plan to include transit, walking, bike routes, etc. The plan confirms that the current parking supply is adequate and that further pedestrian safety improvements are warranted in the commercial core area.
For more information, visit http://www.avon.org/engage.
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