Many of you have been involved in the process of studying
the four acres of town-owned land in downtown Davidson, the Downtown
Feasibility Study, over the past two years. During this process, the Davidson
Board of Commissioners recognized a need to transition the focus to improving
public facilities to position us to effectively serve our citizens as our
community grows. They have provided direction to town staff to evaluate town facility
space needs, as well as a public parking solution and public space
improvements. At this time, they no longer wish to pursue opportunities for
private investment on town-owned land. The UNC School of Government’s
Development Finance Initiative will not be involved in the process moving
forward since there is no private investment.
Staff will now begin developing plans for public facility
needs to ensure we are able to serve our citizens as our population grows. A
new process and timeline are being established as we close out the Downtown
Feasibility Study and transition to a public facility assessment.
We appreciate the time and input you gave throughout this
process. There will be opportunities for public input as we move forward with a
public facilities plan. We value your opinion and hope that you will stay
engaged during this process.