Calendar

May
13
Sat
Library/North Quarter Park Public Information Sessions
May 13 @ 10:00 am

Two public information sessions are scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 13th at 10 am, both at the Chester Meeting House.

The Chester Library Building and North Quarter Park (NQP) Planning Committees will present plans for the redevelopment of NQP at a total construction cost of $5.5 million, and associated soft costs of $1.9 million. Of the $5.5 million construction cost, approximately $3.8 million is dedicated to the Library/CC. The committee has already been awarded a State grant of $1 million towards the cost of the Library and continues to explore fundraising and financing options to minimize the impact on taxpayers.

Chester has a unique opportunity to develop the town-owned 22 acre North Quarter Park (NQP) site so that it will enrich Chester residents of all ages for decades to come. Plans include a safe, accessible playground, an all-purpose playing field, 50 paved parking spaces, expanded walking/nature trails, and a twenty-first century Library/Community Center, all within easy walking distance of Chester’s village center.

The two committees which had been working separately were combined by the Selectmen in 2015. They were tasked with developing a schematic design that would answer three needs in the Town’s 2009 Plan of Conservation and Development: improvements to North Quarter Park, a replacement for the collapsed and subsequently demolished Community Center, and a new Library building.

All concerned citizens are invited to attend one of these sessions.

 

Chester Library Building and North Quarter Park Planning Committees

 

May
15
Mon
Library Board of Trustees @ Chester Public Library
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Zoning Board of Appeals @ Chester Town Hall
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
May
16
Tue
Water Pollution Control Authority @ Chester Town Hall
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
May
17
Wed
Board of Fire Commissioners @ Chester Fire House
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
May
18
Thu
Citation Review Board @ Chester Town Hall
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
May
22
Mon
Retirement Board @ Chester Town Hall
May 22 @ 6:00 pm
May
23
Tue
Main Street Project Committee @ Chester Town Hall
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
May
24
Wed
Board of Selectwomen @ Chester Town Hall
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
May
25
Thu
Town of Chester Budget Vote
May 25 @ 7:30 pm