In the fall of 2009, hundreds of people participated in open houses, surveys, community design charettes and stakeholder groups to recommend what kind of activities should take place on the TwispWorks campus. These program ideas and site plans were integrated into a 10-year master plan with three phases.
Phase I: 2010-2013
Many of the buildings at TwispWorks have never been used year-round. Buildings are being renovated one by one to house activities from arts to agriculture, innovation to economic development.
The renovations emphasize energy efficiency, renewable energy and creative re-use of materials.
Improvements to sewer and water systems will also enhance the efficiency of the campus.
Phase II: 2014-2016
Once existing buildings are in use, development will focus on the construction of new facilities, including:
- A regional visitor center
- A flexible performance and event space
- A facility for culinary education and culinary and agricultural business development.
Landscaping and garden development during this phase will enhance the outdoor spaces on campus.
Phase III: 2017-2020
In Phase III, expanded classroom space and student/teacher housing will be developed to accommodate growing educational activities.