Our current projects include:
The Salisbury Square project aims to create 20-30 new homeownership units on 4.4 acres of disused industrial land immediately adjacent to Randolph’s Designated Downtown. The site was formerly one of two Ethan Allen furniture manufacturing plants in Randolph, used primarily for grading, sorting and kiln drying lumber. RACDC has acquired the site, by donation, from Ethan Allen, Inc.
The primary purpose of the Salisbury Square Project is to provide affordable and attractive home ownership opportunities in downtown Randolph, supporting local employers and businesses, and contributing to Downtown vitality. The development will remediate and revitalize an old industrial site in a predominantly residential neighborhood and will incorporate smart growth and green building and design principles.
RACDC has completed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments and an extensive Project Feasibility Study, and has acquired the site from Ethan Allen, Inc. The studies were funded by EPA, through Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission ($50,000) and VHCB ($45,800), respectively. A VHFA Ventures Fund Loan assisted in site acquisition. Future project steps include Site Clearance and Remediation, Permitting and Design, Development, and Sales.
Randolph Floodplain Forest
The Randolph Floodplain Forest is one of Vermont’s largest remaining Sugar Maple-Ostrich Fern floodplain forests. One of the greatest threats to the floodplain forest is non-native plant species (invasives). RACDC is working with several partners to preserve the natural integrity of the forest for recreation, nature study, and use as an outdoor classroom. Our partners include Randolph Technical Career Center, Randolph Conservation Commission, Randolph Rotary Club, Randolph House Limited Partnership, Wellborn Ecology Fund, and the White River Partnership. If you would like to volunteer to help in this effort, please contact RACDC.