Town of Killington to purchase new town administrative building

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Town of Killington to purchase new town administrative building

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 1:15pm -- tim
Killington vows to create a sense of place for visitors and community pride with new purchase, allows for development of a youth & senior center in current town hall

Vermont Business Magazine As residents and visitors pull off Route 100 and onto Route 4 accessing all that Killington has to offer, it’s hard to pinpoint “the heart of town.” In an effort to create a “Welcome to Killington” marker at a place where residents and visitors have all-in-one access to town offices and a welcome center, the Town of Killington is in process of purchasing a five-unit, 11,000+ square foot property at 2046 US-4, Killington, VT. This action is the first step to creating an entrance for the community resort and town businesses. It also frees up the current town office to become a recreation and gathering space for youth and senior residents.

Constructed in 1998, the new town administrative building will continue to house Killington’s Post office and has a long-term contract which offsets costs for the $1.2 million purchase, which will occur on or before April 14, 2023. The Select Board has closely evaluated the budget and worked with the Planning Commission to make it a smart investment for the community, to be paid off within five years. The acquisition is built into the current budget and does not require a special bond or separate ballot item.

Christopher Karr, Killington Select Board member, presented information about the potential purchase at the November 14 Select Board Meeting. “This purchase will not only create a gateway marker for our town, it will give greater accessibility to our town services for everyone residing here,” Karr says. “This building is in perfect shape to house all of our town services in one place and the smartest fiscal decision for our town’s future and further development.” 

The sellers, who acquired the building on May 27, 2004 in an auction of the Rome Family’s property, have been approached by many offers over the years, both from out-of-town and state. But, the Koch family wanted to wait for the right buyer who would ensure that the new owners of such a prominently-placed location would honor community needs first and foremost. 

“Killington is a really special place for our family and given the economic developments in Vermont and the people moving to the community - offering a proper entryway to all our town has to offer is important to us,” says Nancy Koch, Vice President of CSK Incorporated. “Our family businesses right next door (the Killington Deli, CITGO Gas station and 802 Spirits) have served as a community gathering place and we are thrilled at the prospect of visitors and residents being able to get all of their needs in one place before exploring the rest of Killington.” 

The current Killington Town Hall Offices located at 2706 River Rd in Killington, are set back on a partially finished road and away from general public traffic. The building does not accommodate all town services at that location. The Select Board would like to develop the current Town Hall Offices into a Youth and Senior Center. 

“Killington’s youth population has increased over several years and there is no real safe space to gather in between youth sports leagues or various other town activities,” Karr says. “In addition, our Seniors deserve an accessible place to come together for recreation and socialization, which is currently only available within our community businesses and/or their own homes.”

For more information on the Town of Killington, please visit https://www.killingtontown.com/ 

KILLINGTON, VT. (November 15, 2022) – Town of Killington