Community Members Encouraged to Attend the Final Park at Beaty Street Public Input Session:
Tuesday, February 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Town of Davidson’s Park at Beaty Street Conceptual Plan Task Force has rescheduled its final public input session to February 19 (previously scheduled for January 14) to ensure information from engineering and hydrologic studies on the pond/dam and the property be available to the task force and the public. The session will include a presentation from the task force and a Q&A period.
The Park at Beaty Street Task Force held more than a dozen diverse public input opportunities last year, including two surveys, two public input sessions, nine guided hikes, a back-to-school event at Gethsemane Baptist Church, a Kids Draw-a-Park and an info booth at the Davidson Farmers’ Market, and an idea wall at Davidson Town Hall and on Pinterest.
The task force has carefully considered all input to date and has identified most popular features consistent with the task force’s charge to “sponsor public forums to solicit community input and identify park and recreation needs along with ancillary public amenities in keeping with the natural, park-like setting and the natural tree canopy.”
Major property elements that may influence the task force’s recommendations focus on the viability and feasibility of the pond/dam, the ecological benefits of the pond versus wetlands, and the water flow/storm water management on the property.
The Town of Davidson engaged Kimley Horn, an engineering firm, to provide a geotechnical assessment of the dam integrity and dam maintenance costs, water quality assessments and a hydrologic analysis of water flow on the property. The engineering study will provide necessary information the task force needs to arrive at a recommendation. The study is expected to be completed by mid-January.
Results of the study, along with a schematic of a proposed park design based on public input to date and task force research, will be available at the last public input session on February 19.
For more information and updates: www.townofdavidson.org/parkatbeaty.
For more information on the Park at Beaty Street Task Force, please visit: TownofDavidson.org/ParkatBeaty
Kathryn Spatz, Parks & Recreation Director for the town, serves as the primary staff liaison for the task force. Please contact Kathryn at 704-940-9644, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the task force’s work and schedule.