The Connect Hyde Park project focuses on three key components of Village Planning and Revitalization, transportation, streetscaping and economic development.  To get a complete picture of what the local economy looks like, DuBois & King brought Camoin associates to Hyde Park to conduct an economic assessment and offer suggested actions that will be incorporated into the Main Street Action Plan.    The report, which was largely completed in January, includes data collected locally through a village survey, one-on one interviews and the first of several Business Roundtables held in Hyde Park.  Some of the key suggestions made in the report include:

  • Continue to review opportunities to physically connect the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail with downtown and be more “trail user friendly.”
  • Increase the number of community events to build excitement in the Village.
  • Encourage the expansion of restaurants in the Village.
  • Take advantage of “Catalyst Sites” like the P.H. Edwards Building.

There is a lot of excitement building in The Village of Hyde Park these days, so much so, that some of the things suggested by the Economic Report in January have already taken place.  The Sweetcrunch building is now the Fork and Gavel, and the P.H. Edwards Building has been sold!  The data collected in this report will inform the Action Plan’s economic component, providing strategies that are designed to help the community build the economy.

For the full report, go to our Data and Results page.