As City Manager Andrea Arnold pointed out recently, “any developer on the property has to conform to [this] site plan.”
The comprehensive site plan also includes a track, a playground and a creative village that would likely assimilate, or partly assimilate, the historic cottages on the property’s west side. The site plan doesn’t define how much affordable housing or what income tier of affordable housing will be included. But in the Dec. 2018 master plan affordable housing was identified as a major priority.
Two early goals have been achieved by constructing a cross-country course and planting an orchard on the northwest corner. But the 77-acre property’s first major activity will likely relate to housing.
So far no specific use has been identified for the circa-1900 granite barn on the property’s middle area, though it’s been suggested as ideal for some type of events space.