The next public meeting!
BPRW and the consultant team led by SE Group will be hosting a public meeting on June 2nd, 2022 between 4:30-6:30pm at Leddy Park. Join us under the tent behind the arena if the weather is favorable, or in Leddy Arena if it is not. We’ll be presenting the first conceptual ideas for the comprehensive plan of the park.
Everyone is welcome to join us for burgers, ‘dogs and vegetarian options at 4:30pm. There will be time for folks to view the project information boards, provide feedback, and discuss the project informally with the team. Everyone is invited to stick around for a brief presentation of the work-to-date at 6pm. The format is open for anyone to pop in anytime to provide feedback on the direction of the comprehensive plan, weigh-in on options, identify any areas that still need work, or just celebrate the work thus far!
If you’re planning to attend and would like to snag some food, please RSVP in advance so we can be sure to bring enough food. However, don’t let a last-minute change of plans or not registering deter you from coming – we’re just trying to plan (that’s what we do, after all…). 😊
Can’t make the meeting or know someone who is interested in the project but can’t attend? We’ll have the ‘boards’ from the public meeting uploaded to the project page soon after the meeting, as well as an online survey. We’ll also be tabling at Leddy at various times throughout the summer to talk to people about the project as they are out and about enjoying the park! Be sure to stop by if you see us!
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Hope to see you on June 2nd or…in the park!
Together with the BPRW team, consultants at SE Group kicked off the long-term visioning for Leddy Park in late March. The Leddy Park Comprehensive Plan builds on outreach undertaken in spring 2019 on amenities at Leddy – both planned and in the works. The Leddy Park Comprehensive Plan will provide a clear vision and cohesive roadmap for the future of Leddy Park, delivered through a highly collaborative and community-driven process. The Comprehensive Plan will identify how to connect the diverse uses on the site, prioritize opportunities for environmental resource management, and determine what infrastructure is needed to support visitors into the future.
The first step in the process will include analyzing existing conditions on the site through inventory and observations, data review and collection. Some of the data collection has already occurred, with UVM Spatial leading a drone flight over the park in mid-March. Information collected includes aerial imagery of the park as well as topographical information which can inform what can and cannot be done on the sight.
This spring, we’ll be gathering input from focus groups that are long-time users of the park, followed by an open-house style meeting in early June for the public. We’re planning on tabling in the park this summer to gather input from community members and visitors to the park through intercept surveys.
Stay tuned for more information to come about public meetings, online surveys and updates!