Writing a New Chapter for Story Mill
Over 140 people came to the Emerson Cultural Center to share their ideas and discuss the future of the Story Mill site at our community workshop on February 7.
Download a summary of the ideas and feedback along with maps that were displayed at the workshop.
Groups engaged in wide-ranging and lively discussions including these topics:
- Offering different kinds of park activities
- Balancing conservation and recreation
- Preserving the site’s wetlands and rivers for enjoyment and water quality
- Building new trail connections
- Connecting Story Mill’s agricultural roots to local food systems
- Considering how redevelopment of a portion of the former trailer court might complement the park proposal.
Overall, there was overwhelming support for a new flagship park at the Story Mill site. The Trust for Public Land is working to develop a plan for the 60-acre site that truly reflects a shared community vision. Please give us your ideas by contacting Maddy Pope.
Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop and to our facilitators: Pat Byorth of Greater Gallatin Watershed Council, John Muhlfeld of River Design Group, Heather Grenier and Tracy Menuez of Human Resources Development Council, Rob Pertzborn and Susan Riggs of Intrinsic Architecture, Penelope Pierce, Peter Brown and Gary Vodehnal of Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Ben Lloyd of Comma-Q Architecture, Troy Scherer of Design 5, and Sarah Alexander of Market Day Foods.