Festival Park Commons

Festival Park Commons is a proposed redevelopment of three lots Downtown, just south of Town Hall. The proposed project is a result of a request for proposals the Town distributed in 2017 specifically for a new parking structure.

About the project 

As a result of the RFP, Town Council chose a developer to move forward on the project. That developer was acquired by Confluence Companies, which has been working on concepts for the project. Overall, the project is expected to include a public parking garage, residential units, retail and office space. View preliminary details in the Preliminary Project Application.
Festival Park Commons Map

About the process

There are two processes for this proposed development. 

One is the possible negotiation of a public finance agreement, which would be negotiated with Town Council. 

The other is the development process through a formal land use application. Before that can occur, a neighborhood meeting must be held. That meeting is planned for:

6-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7
Council Chambers at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.

Following the neighborhood meeting, it's anticipated that Confluence Companies will submit a Site Development Plan application to the Town. If and when that application is submitted, it must go to the Design Review Board for approval. The land use application would not require Town Council approval.

Additional information

Read about the non-binding MOU Council approved May 1.
Read the April 3 memo to Town Council.
Update: Watch the presentation to Town Council on April 3.
View a preliminary rendering.
Update: Watch a presentation to Town Council on Oct. 3, 2017