|1922 Staniford farmhouse|
Community Room at the Miller Center will welcome neighbors coming together to look at five projects proposed for the North End, and receive an update on a completed project at the former Thayer School and DMV property.
|Farmhouse will be moved and restored.|
Farrell is also putting in the infrastructure for Staniford Farm home lots, and will be moving the 1820 farmhouse onto a new foundation to prepare it for restoration. Farrell received a Preservation Burlington Award. Appletree Point Historical Society was also recognized by PB for advocacy to preserve this historic home.
Staniford Farms, scheduled to commence in the summer of 2013, is an exciting new neighborhood being developed by Farrell Real Estate. It’s the first new residential neighborhood to be developed in Burlington in many years and features 19 home sites in a variety of sizes and orientations, 3 acres of common land reserved for natural woods, community gardens, and a play area for children. The new public street, to be named “Staniford Farms Road”, will be professionally landscaped, includes sidewalks on both sides, state-of-the-art street lighting, and underground utilities.
250 feet wide and 1,100 feet long — 6 acres of green space altogether. The dorms likely would be built and managed by a private developer, and the other campus buildings would be underwritten largely by college fundraising or financing.
A public-access recreation path from North Avenue to the lakeside bike path would be provided, Farrell said. The southern 16-acre tract would include 75 units of senior/congregate housing, 40 units of affordable rental family housing, 120 units of market-rate rental housing and 30 single-family homes on lots of 65-70 feet by 110 feet. These are not “hard numbers,” Farrell added, and could be revised.