Lyman Estate: What comes next?

At some point, Smith College will be selling the Lyman Estate, probably retaining only their preschool on the site. The entire site is 31+/- acres, of which 15 +/- acres, including the preschool and existing buildings, can support development.  Even subtracting the Smith preschool, this site has more development potential than any other property in easy walking distance (less than 1/2 mile) of downtown than any other site.

We began a formal community discussion with a presentation on possible approaches for the site at a February 3, 2014 public meeting.  Many of the neighbors contributed their thoughts of what should be required and/or incentivized in any redevelopment.