For those who don't know, a charrette is an intense, collaborative planning process, during which representatives from different interest groups work together on a strategic vision or design. The charrette involves multiple workshops; in between workshops, the public will have a chance to view and comment on the alternative designs which have been proposed.
The first of these workshops will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 9 am until 3 pm. Participants will meet at the Town Common location for an introductory tour of the site, returning to Davis Hall for the workshop. Using information gleaned from the town-wide survey, as well as their individual perspectives, those in attendance will discuss and set forth some preliminary design proposals for the Town Common. A sketch artist will be on hand to provide a physical rendering of the designs, which will include notes regarding the pros and cons of each idea, and any additional information. Landscape professionals and engineers will be on hand to provide advice regarding the scale and limitations of the site itself as it relates to design ideas.
PUBLIC VIEWING AND COMMENTS
The public will be able to view the design alternative outcomes from the first workshop and make comments on three separate dates in January, in the Program Room of the Bolton Public Library:
January 17, from 10 am to 2 pm
January 22, from 3 pm to 8 pm
January 29, from 3 pm to 8 pm
Make sure you stop by and let us know what you think!
A second workshop will be held from 9 am to 3 pm on February 7, 2015, during which public comments will be reviewed. A preferred design alternative will be proposed, incorporating those comments as appropriate, as well as possible elements from other design alternatives.