The Pickaway County Board of Commissioners chose ms consultants, inc. to create a master plan for its fairgrounds. The project’s goal is to ensure the continued preservation of the county’s agricultural heritage, while providing for the fairgrounds’ future relevance and vitality.
The Commissioners wanted a cohesive master plan that revitalized the fairgrounds and provided quality, year-round, multipurpose facilities for the community.
Ranging approximately 60 acres, the Pickaway County Fairgrounds Master Plan addresses several areas and buildings, including:
ms performed a field survey to document existing conditions. The team assessed buildings, barns, grandstand, utilities, MEP, and drainage. ms also performed a traffic-impact study, analyzing the effects of the proposed driveway reconfiguration on daily traffic.
ms led stakeholder and public planning sessions to understand the community’s needs and concerns. Among others, the involvement included the following stakeholders:
Through these sessions, ms discovered the public and stakeholders were concerned with:
After understanding the existing site, future needs, and community desires, the team gave recommendations for fairground improvements. The goal being a more effective and useful Pickaway County Fairgrounds. Recommendations included: