Location Factors

The Chester Town Plaza will be located at the corner of Main Street and Willow Street.  The Plaza will be built as part of a public/private partnership. T his site was selected based on several factors:

Opportunity for Public/Private Partnership 
 Current plans call for the Plaza to be built as part of a multi-use public/private development. This public/private partnership will maximize the impact of the community‚Äôs investment. Being close to other community spaces, i.e., Chester Park, Truman Collins Complex and the Almanor Recreation building, as well as retail, hospitality, and commercial businesses, will increase activity at the Plaza.

Visibility and Access 
The site is located on one of the highest visibility commercial corners in Chester, at the crossroads of banks, post office, library and public offices as well as retail outlets and restaurants. It lies along Highway 36, a main thoroughfare for visitors entering and leaving the Lake Almanor Basin and along two bus routes serving both Plumas and Lassen Counties.

Site Size 
The location is .83 acres with adequate space for the proposed building and loading area, outdoor facilities, public restrooms, and parking.

Connection to parks, trails and the Feather River 
The Town Plaza will be located adjacent to Chester Park, a public park on the Feather River with a playground, band shell, basketball courts, a baseball field, snack bar and restrooms.  The trailhead to the Collins Pine Trail sits at the northeast end of the park. To the east of the Plaza is the Truman Collins Sports Complex and the Almanor Recreation center building and the proposed developments of ARPD.  This location opens opportunity for joint festivals, games, concerts, pop-up markets, etc. that can both bring new activity and energy to the Town of Chester and success to Town Plaza programming and revenues.