A classic bandstand is taking shape on the former Great American lot in the center of Hancock. The 20'x30' building is only one of the prominent features that can be expected in the near future. A foundation is also apparent on the corner nearest the doctors office. This is intended to be the floor of the picnic pavillion, as designed by landscape architect Dave Lepro. A large gateway arch is expected to be constructed at the corner near the Grand Union parking lot. These structures, together with many smaller features such as trees, fencing, benches, old fashioned gas lights and the current walkway, will accentuate the square. This will be a vast improvement over the shabby cinderblock building and pot-holed pavement that inhabited the lot for years.
All work is commissioned by the property owners, the Hancock Partners, Inc, a local not-for-profit organization. The Partners have indicated that anyone wishing to donate to the Town Square can do so at their website, www.hancocknewyork.com. Donors can purchase certain aspects of the project, such as concrete pavers, trees, benches, etc. All donations are tax deductible.
The Hancock Partners have tried to include local contractors as much as possible, the extensive list includes: Como Construction; Greg Gill; Mike Makowski; Chris DuBois; Eberlein Plumbing & Heating; Vernooy Construction; Jacobs, Hunt, Associates and Signs, Etc. Other local businesses who have given partial donations of materials are: Bisbee Lumber, Beaver Mountain Log Homes and Masters Concrete. A thanks goes out to all of those participating.