The Family Fun and Information Day will be held on Sunday, October 25, 1998, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, at the site of the proposed Avon Commons shopping center. There will be approximately four large tents for a variety of family fun activities and music, including a performance by the Hotfoot Quartet Bluegrass Band. (The band will play between the hours of 1:00 to 4:00 pm. See the map below for the Festival location.)
For the kids there will be a craft area, a petting zoo, free pumpkins, face painting, clowns, and a magician. For everyone there will be apple cider and an opportunity to see and discuss the Avon Commons plans in detail.
Avon Commons will be located on land which has been held with the intent of shopping center development for over 30 years; it is the best choice in the right place. One of the requirements of C3 zoning is that there be 30 percent green space, which is about 25 acres of the 86-acre project. In addition, First Interstate has committed that the adjacent residential acreage, consisting of another 10 to 12 acres, would also remain as permanent green space.
Part of the Avon Commons green space will be used for the five-acre festival market walkway that could house art festivals, antique shows, and farmers markets on various weekends throughout the summer and for the two-acre gazebo area that could be used for Sunday afternoon concerts. First Interstate Development Company, with much input from the Avon Planning Commission, is proposing a development of the highest quality. This proposal incorporates award-winning design for greenspace areas, landscaping, and overall site layout. First Interstate looks forward to working with the community toward the ground breaking, construction, and grand opening of Avon Commons.
|Traffic flow will improve at Route 83, I-90, Detroit Road, and Jaycox Road. $1.8 million is devoted to these upgrades, including sidewalks and traffic lights. Avon Commons will bring over $600,000 in additional annual tax revenue to the City and over $1.1 million annually to the schools of Avon. There will be an additional $310,00 for the County, $65,000 for the JVS, and a $27,000 health tax revenue.|
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