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**Please click here to access the Request for Qualifications and Proposals for the Redevelopment of the Former Parsons Chevrolet Property.**

Parsons Property

 

Charge of the Committee pertaining to Parsons Property:

  1. The Committee will develop recommendations to the Town Council regarding the future use of the Parson’s property including ownership, control and use.
  2. If Town Council determines ownership is in the best interest of the Town of Farmington, the Committee will identify the steps necessary to transfer the property from the State of CT to the Town of Farmington in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner and report back to the Town Council on their recommendations.
  3. If the property is transferred to the Town of Farmington, the Committee will follow up on the successful planning workshops conducted in 2015, review the findings and listen to the community to understand the types of uses for the Parsons property which would enhance the Village and report back to the Town Council on its findings.
  4. Based on those findings and direction from the Town Council, the Committee will conduct a process to identify a preferred developer to partner with the Town to secure and develop the Parsons property in a manner which complements the historic buildings and the historic district and defines the most prominent entry into Farmington as a place of high quality, beauty, and character.
  5. The Committee will recommend the preferred Developer to the Town Council for approval. Based on that approval the preferred Developer will work with the Committee on the Proposal which would then proceed through the Town Plan and Zoning process and subsequently be approved by the Town Plan and Zoning Commission.

Studies to date: 

 Appraisals: 

The Town of Farmington completed one appraisal on the property in 2019.

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) completed two appraisals of the property in 2018. 

Next Steps:

On September 12, 2019, Farmington's Town Planner outlined the possible paths to acquiring Parsons Property. The presentation can be found here: Pathway to Parsons Draft.

 


FAQs

  • 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 grants available to help clean up the property?
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