Town-Owned Properties

Town-Owned Properties | Project History 

The Town of Avon is considering the future community uses for town-owned properties. The design and planning team, led by Design Workshop, is working with the Town to create land use development and business plans for the sites, providing insight into viable future uses to fulfill Town and public use needs.

The study locations include:

1) Tract G: Nottingham Park, Old Town Hall (vacating in 2017), the old Fire Station on Benchmark Road (vacating in 2017), the Avon Recreation Center, Avon Public Library and adjacent town-owned public streets and parking lots;

2) Lot 5 adjacent to Home Depot;

3) Lot E adjacent to Post Boulevard and Traer Creek;

4) “Park Site” within the Village at Avon;

5) Swift Gulch (adjacent to the Town’s transit and fleet facilities); and

6) Wildridge Fire Station (vacating in 2017).

Tract G

Up for review and comment are three distinct concepts for the east side of Nottingham Park, focused on areas adjacent to Lake Street and the Nottingham Performance Pavilion. In all scenarios, the Recreation Center expansion and a Main Street Pedestrian Mall connection to the park are included.  

Highlights of the Tract G plans include:
‘Avon Brimming’ (focus on as many programs as possibly fit)
Ice Rink and skating ribbon, recreation center expansion, indoor ice facility, relocated Hahnewald historic barn structure, events and artists, FIFA sized soccer field, pump track, and a mixed-use building adjacent to the library to include a food collective.

‘Avon in Action’ (focus on recreation)
Outdoor splash pad and event plaza in front of expanded Recreation Center, relocated Hahnewald historic barn structure for art collective, game plaza and pickle ball area adjacent to covered multi-use pavilion, and various picnic, play facilities.

‘Avon Advantage’ (focus on vitality)
Events pavilion, restaurant, art collective, art collective space adjacent to Library, and various picnic facilities.

To view concepts for Tract G, click here.

Wildridge Fire Station

Based upon feedback received during the February 22nd community meeting, and further study of the property, two scenarios have been developed for the Wildridge Fire Station.  One scenario maintains and expands first responder housing, with adjacent pocket park retained.  A second concept explores the possibility of a Wildridge Community Center, maintaining the adjacent park space, and includes flexible space on the first floor of the building for meetings, exercise classes, etc. Other ideas from the community meeting include a coffee shop or small general store, and deed-restricted resident housing. 

To view concepts for the Wildridge Fire Station, Lot 5, Village at Avon, and Swift Gulch, click here

Multi-Modal Transportation and Parking Plan

A multi-modal transportation and parking plan focusing on the Town’s commercial core is being completed.  The plan quantifies current parking demand; forecasts future parking demand based upon existing zoning and development plans; and, locates surface and/or structure parking for demand in the Town core. Recommendations integrate concepts from the Town’s Comprehensive Plan to include transit, walking, bike routes, etc.  A draft working paper is available here, and a final draft plan will be uploaded to the website when completed in the coming weeks. The plan confirms that the current parking supply is adequate, and that further pedestrian safety improvements are warranted in the commercial core area.