Encore, formerly known as Festival Park Commons, is a project to redevelop three lots Downtown, just south of Town Hall. The project is a result of a request for proposals the Town distributed in 2017, specifically for a new parking structure.
About the project
As a result of the RFP, Town Council chose a developer to move forward on the project. Confluence Companies acquired that developer.
The project includes a seven-story building that will have residential, retail and office space on the west side, adjacent to Wilcox Street, and a parking garage on the east side, adjacent to Perry Street. The project also will include public plaza just south of Town Hall and an additional plaza space interior to the project along Wilcox Street.
The ground floor will contain retail and office space, while floors two through seven will house 124 for-sale condos. The parking garage will have 601 spaces total, 308 of which will be for public use. Construction began in fall 2019 and will likely continue through 2021.
A limited number of parking spots in the Encore garage opened to the public in late April 2021. These spots are to serve the businesses on Wilcox Street directly west of the Encore development, to which access is being impacted by the construction of a roundabout at Wilcox and South streets. ADA-accessible parking spots are also available in the garage at this time.
A public announcement will be made when the full 308 public parking spaces are available for use; this is expected to occur by the end of May 2021. Work on the garage is expected to be complete, and the parking spots in their final configuration, by the end of summer 2021.
About the process
Town Council approved a public finance agreement for the project in September 2019. Read more about the project and that agreement.
The Town's Design Review Board approved a site development plan for the project in August 2019. Additional information about the plan follows.
View a preliminary rendering
View the site development plan submittal
View the site development plan narrative
Read the redevelopment agreement (Ord. 2019-021)