Fairmount Properties Proposed Phase 2
Public Input Open House to be Held September 29
We Want to Hear from YOU!
Wednesday, September 29 | 7 p.m.
City Hall Community Room
1140 Terex Road
Please park in the back of City Hall and enter through the back doors.
Small stations will be set up throughout the room for residents to provide input about aspects of the Fairmount Properties Proposed Downtown Development (see proposed plan details below). City staff and Fairmount Properties will be on hand to answer any questions.
If you are unable to attend this open house, there will be opportunities to submit feedback online following the open house and throughout the duration of the project.
Fairmount Properties Proposes a Downtown Development with New, Larger Heinen's and Housing
At the September 14, 2021 City Council Workshop, Fairmount Properties presented a preliminary conceptual plan for a new, larger Heinen’s and quad villas (similar to Villas of Hudson) and lower density town homes in the area west and northwest of First and Main. Fairmount Properties believes the new Heinen’s, housing with compatible density, more greenspace, and an overall reduced scale for development address many of the concerns citizens expressed in previous Phase 2 discussions.
The proposed plan includes building a new 40,000-square-foot Heinen’s at the end of Clinton Street, with adjacent parking, that will allow Heinen’s to provide more services to its customers. Fairmount would repurpose the current Heinen’s building for a new quality tenant or extend the townhomes next door into that lot. Fairmount plans to purchase the Windstream building on the corner of Clinton Street and Morse Road if it moves forward with the project.
North of the new Heinen’s, Fairmount envisions quad villas and townhomes. Fairmount is proposing the low density of 100 housing units, many with first-floor masters.
Fairmount is also in discussion with the property owner at the northeast corner of Clinton Street and Morse Road to develop town homes at that location. The developer indicated that they will work with the businesses in that location to relocate.
Fairmount has asked Council for a purchase agreement with contingencies, such Planning Commission, for the land purchase to occur. Heinen’s was planning renovations to its current location to begin shortly. However, it ideally would like a new, larger facility to better serve its Hudson customers. Heinen’s needs to move forward, so Fairmount is asking that Council decide on a purchase agreement before the end of November. If a purchase agreement is not achieved by that time, Fairmount will not go forward with the proposal and Heinen’s will begin renovations to its current building.
During its discussion, City Council expressed the need to gather input from citizens on this specific concept plan before making any decision regarding a purchase agreement. If a purchase agreement is agreed upon, the project would go through the standard review process which would allow for more public comments and public meetings and final approvals by Planning Commission and City Council as the project details are developed.
If approved, Council members would like to see the development built as one project, rather than in phases. They also would like to see more information on numbers for this project prior to making their decision regarding the sale of the property.
Public input on the Fairmount Properties Proposed Phase 2 concept plan will be gathered in the coming weeks. The first public input session will be September 29, 2021. Please stop by City Hall, 1140 Terex Road, after 7 p.m. to view the concept plan, talk with City staff and Fairmount Properties, and provide your input.
- Public Open House 9/29/21
7 p.m. | City Hall Community Room
- Council Meeting 9/21/2021 Discussion Scheduled.
- Council Workshop 9/14/2021 Plan Introduced to City Council. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>