All Frequently Asked Questions:

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  • What happens if the Town declines to purchase the property?
  • Are there any easements on the property that prevent the Town from fully using the site?
  • Are there any wetlands or floodplain on the property?
  • Are there grants available to help clean up the property?
  • Can the Town use the needed environmental clean-up costs to reduce the purchase price?
  • Did the Town Hire a Landscape Architect?
  • Has the Town considered the traffic impact?
  • Has there been a professional market study performed?
  • Has there been any input from Farmington residents into the process?
  • Has there been any thought as to how the entire area should be developed?
  • How did the State become the owner of the Parsons property?
  • How many stories are allowed in the Farmington Center (FC) Zone with a Farmington Village District (FVD) overlay zone?
  • How much did the State pay for the property?
  • How much will it cost the Town to buy the property?
  • Is the State done working in the area?
  • Was the Town Awarded the Brownfield’s Assessment Grant for the former Parson’s parcel?
  • What about the neighboring properties? Who owns them? Are they available?
  • What does the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) say regarding the property?
  • What is the environmental condition of the property?
  • What is the Landscape Architect’s Scope of Services?
  • What is the process for Farmington to acquire the property from the State?
  • What is the zoning for the property?
  • Where can I find the BSC Group’s documents related to the Farmington Village Center Streetscape Improvement plan?
  • Who decides if the Town should buy the property? What is the process?
  • Will the amendment that passed in the 2018 Election have an impact on the possible purchase of the Parsons Property?
  • Will the new signs the State installed that obstruct people walking on the sidewalk be removed?
  • Will there be better landscaping and flowers planted?