Downtown London Corridor / London Nature Preserve Project
The overall aerial map is a "caricature" map in which the true proportions of the distances between features is greatly reduced and the relative size of the features is greatly enlarged.
Main Street & Depot Overview
This drawing illustrates an overview of the Historic Train Depot area and Main Street.
Historic Train Depot
This drawing illustrates a view from the depot back toward Main Street.
Historic Madison House
This drawing shows the Madison House and proposed micro-brewery.
This drawing shows the possibilites on Main Street.
An agriculture-themed petting zoo highlights Madison County's rich farming heritage.
Roberts Pass Park
The Maple St. Park sketch shows the familiar stone and plaque, and also now shows a small shelter building in the train depot vernacular. It has a small station sign hanging from the near eave and two benches perpendicular to the trail. Also showing is one solar light and (hopefully) a new and improved ice cream shop beyond. There is some bike rack parking to the immediate right of the shelter for visitors to enjoy the small park.
Heritage Grove is a very cool amenity along the trail that solves the no-man's land between the trailhead and the Maple St. terminus of the trail. This is a "drive-through" mini museum done in partnership with the Madison County Historical Society and the London Tree Commission. It would feature up to a dozen slanted info panels or artifacts spaced along both sides of the trail.
They will tell the story and significance of London and Madison County in the development of the area.
Roberts Pass Trailhead
The new Trailhead is shown in two sketches, one aerial view, and one street level view entering the driveway. There is a small kiosk near the trail entry point that is simply a shorter version of the original shelter building. It would contain map info and maybe brochures. The lamppost is in the small wedge near the parking lot and the solar panel would look better if placed on the kiosk roof. The permeable parking pavers are shown on the parking lot and could be extended to the access path as well.
This sketch illustrates access from the trailhead to the London Nature Preserve, featuring a historic railroad Train Depot pavilion structure, additional parking, and a boardwalk through the wetland.
Madison Pond Overlook
The Madison Pond Overlook is designed to utilize two of the smaller shelters, joined at an angle to fit the site. There is a larger cupola at the intersection and maybe a small interpretive display centered beneath. The familiar memorial bench is still there but is joined by another, and water's edge deck. It is possible to pull bikes off the trail and go right under the shelter. Some light plant screening separates the natural environment from the trail. This sketch introduces dog walking as one of the trail uses, in addition to the tandem bike at left. Note: this view is looking across the trail rather than down the barrel.
This sketch shows proposed trailside camping just past the Wetland Overlook.
If you would like FMCPT to give a presentation to your organization or business about this project, please email FMCPT@columbus.rr.com.