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Champlain St. Park – Design Review

Thanks to everyone that attended the Virtual Meeting on May 3rd! We received some great initial input on our two design concepts. For everyone that couldn’t join us, we’d like to unveil our two conceptual designs for Champlain St. Park.


For more detailed information on each concept, please look over the presentation slides OR watch the full presentation at the following links:

Click HERE to watch the presentation

 

We are working on formatting for an online survey to get your thoughts on the two design concepts and will post a link here on the project page once it is ready. In the meantime, here is what we’ll be working on:

Next Steps

  • Get started on implementing low-hanging fruit: 
    • Proactively removing Ash Trees from the West Side of the Park due to the anticipated impact of Emerald Ash Borer.
    • Fixing Existing landscaping, Removing brush and vines around the Park:
      • Nate Lantieri (Parks Commissioner, Ward 5 NPA Member, and neighbor to Champlain St Park) is organizing hands-on community-driven efforts to start fixing up and activating the park, starting with a Day in the Dirt/Green Up Day event on Saturday May 7th, 2022.
        If you’re interested in getting involved and having some fun working in the park with your neighbors, please reach out to Nate at: natelantieribtv@gmail.com or 802-318-3463. 
  • We will give a shortened version of this presentation to adjacent NPAs and our City Parks commission to get additional feedback:
    • 5/5/22 @ 6:40 PM; Ward 6 NPA
    • 5/10/22; Parks Commission Meeting 
    • 5/19/22 @ 7:40 PM; Ward 5 NPA
    • Wards 2/3 NPA: Date and Time TBD

Project History

 

May Design Review

After expanding our outreach in collaboration with AALV, BPRW’s planning staff has worked on refining design concepts for Champlain St. Park’s redesign based on a wide-ranging collection of feedback. The concepts will be available for review through a presentation at a virtual public meeting on May 3, 2022. In the meantime, staff will begin taking proactive steps towards the removal of overgrown or dying vegetation, fixing broken fencing, and generally sprucing up the park while the final design comes together.

We look forward to sharing the next phase with the public. Please join us virtually via Zoom on May 3rd for a presentation of the concepts and to help shape the design and prioritize improvements to the Park.

When: May 3, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada

 

Sept 2021 Update

After more than a year-long hiatus, the visioning and design process for Champlain St. Park is officially restarting! 

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March of 2020, the outreach and design development for Champlain Street Park were placed on hold due to City-wide budget and staffing reprioritization. We are looking forward to getting this project back underway, starting with a return to Outreach and Community Engagement this fall. We also conducted an online survey. 

We will also be attending relevant NPA meetings for nearby Wards. See below for the anticipated timeline for this project.  

Revised Project Schedule 

  • 1/29/2020 – Visioning Meeting – King St. Youth Center 
  • 2/28/2020 – Public meeting IN the park 
  • 3/4/2020 – Online survey opens 
  • March of 2020 – Outreach and Design paused 
  • 9/28/2021 – Re-Initiating Outreach 
  • Planned Presentation to NPAs (get meeting details online): 
    • Ward 2/310/14 at 7:40 PM 
    • Ward 5 –  10/21/2021 @ 6:45 PM; 645 Pine St Meeting Room and  Virtual 
    • Ward 6 – 10/7 @ from 8:05 PM 
  • 9/28 Presentation and Outreach to CEDO Trusted Community Voices Program 
  • 9/28/2021 – Online Survey reopened 
  • October 2021 – Phone, digital, and In-person Outreach to Park Neighbors and adjacent property owners 
  • Winter 2021 – Project Design and Planning. Will include additional public input on any design options or alternatives. 
  • Spring/Summer 2021 – Project Implementation 

 

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