Fairfield Hills Master Plan Review Committee Charge
A committee will be appointed by and is responsible to the Board of Selectmen. The primary purpose of the committee is to review the master plan for the Fairfield Hills Campus (adopted March 17, 2005) and make such recommendations as the committee deems appropriate for revisions or modifications in that Plan.
- The Master Plan is a strategic plan for the use of Fairfield Hills to the benefit of the Newtown Community.
- The Master Plan should be consistent with the Plan of Conservation and Development for the Town of Newtown.
The Committee shall:
- Solicit input and active participation from members of the public, from community boards and commissions, and from such Town of Newtown departments as determined appropriate by the Committee.
- Provide forum(s) for local discussion of key issues pertaining to the future use and development of the campus.
The Committee shall use the existing Master Plan (March 2005 as amended) as the starting point for its review, understanding that the Town Meeting in June 2001 identified five themes for campus development. The Committee will be called upon to provide input, advice, and direction to the Board related to these core themes. Further, the Committee is encouraged to provide recommendations related to any additional themes, concepts or issues related to the development of the Campus.
Major themes from the Town Meeting in June 2001.
- The Campus should contain a substantial open space component inclusive of both active playing fields and passive open space.
- One or more of the existing structures should be renovated and adapted for use as Town offices and possibly educational uses.
- Selected structures within the entry plaza portion of the Campus should be renovated for economic development activity, such as small professional offices.
- A core area of the campus could be reserved for revenue generating economic development activities compatible with other uses and the surrounding area.
All components should be provided within the context of a master plan that preserves the campus environment, with the Town maintaining overall control of the Campus.