Avon Hosting Open House to Roll Out La Zona Design Concept Project for Town Properties
First Community Open House Monday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The Town of Avon is seeking community feedback on new conceptual design plans for a Recreation Center expansion(s), redevelopment of the old fire station property, and connecting the Main Street Pedestrian Mall to Harry A. Nottingham Park. The project was coined ‘La Zona’ to represent the focal civic area of Town that acts as a transition from park space to mixed-use Town core. Plans have been developed over the last several months and this will be the first public meeting to gauge feedback.
The Community Open House will take place on Monday, February 13 at Avon Town Hall from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. A presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. with Town staff members and consultant team. The Town enlisted professional assistance from Norris Design, Barker Rinker Seacat, and Toole Design. An online survey will launch the following day, on Tuesday, February 14. More details can be found at www.avon.org/lazona.
Concepts for the old fire station site include expanded park space, a skate park, or a multi-use event and community building. Recreation Center expansion options have been carefully designed to work with and enhance the existing facility. Options include, but are not limited to, the addition of a child watch area, expanded fitness and weight rooms, staff office space, revamped aquatics facility, and new water slides. Options for a multi-use, competition size aquatics expansion or indoor gymnasium are also being presented.
Those specifically interested in the Recreation Center portion of the project can also attend an upcoming open house at the Recreation Center, scheduled for February 16, 17, 19, 20 and 23. Check www.avon.org/lazona for information and times.
Once the round of open houses is complete and survey results are rendered, the Avon Town Council will discuss next steps for the project. For more information, contact Recreation Director Michael Labagh at (970) 748-4446 or Planning Director Matt Pielsticker at (970) 748-4413.