'Summer Concert Series' at Maple Tree Place Called Off Due to Renovations

WILLISTON, Vt. - Renovation plans are moving forward at Maple Tree Place in Williston. Unfortunately, the popular ‘Summer Concert Series’ will be put on the back burner this year.

"They wanted to bring more people to the center, get people interested in going there, staying there and shopping there… making it more attractive,” said Matt Boulanger, Williston Senior Planner.

Boulanger gave us a look at some of the plans close to being finalized.

"They are taking this top part of the green and adding a skating rink so there is an ice skating rink, there is a building here that would have some of the mechanical equipment associated with that and in the summer the ice goes away and it's a splash pad,” explained Boulanger.

The 48,000 square-foot complex was bought last august for $90 million by Cypress Equities, a firm based in Texas. The new owners are looking to expand parking by about 140 spaces along with a new paint job.

Boulanger said, "It's a big color change to the site that is essentially red brick and a green roof… and they are proposing a grey roof color and grey, white and black paint on that brick on the buildings that surround the green.”

Boulanger says improvements to the retail center are much needed, "What people are going to shop for in person and how they are going to do that is going to change faster than buildings and sites are going to change.”

This is not the only project coming up here in Williston, Cottonwood Crossing just broke ground. The area will be a mixed-use property with commercial and residential spaces.

The concert series is expected to return next summer.

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