*Page Updated November 2020*
Applewood Master Plan & Projects
The Ruth Mott Foundation recently updated the Applewood Master Plan, which provides a road map for the development and care of Applewood for the next 10-15 years. We will post updates here on the projects, including information for our visitors about potentially restricted access to areas under active construction.
Phase One of the Applewood Master Plan includes two components: constructing a parking lot on property across from Applewood’s main gate on Kearsley Street and adding amenities on the estate’s south property/lower gardens area.
The Ruth Mott Foundation plans to construct a parking lot on the property at 305 Walnut Street, across Kearsley Street from the main entrance of Applewood. The lot will serve as shared parking for Applewood and the Flint Cultural Center, and is conveniently located near The Whiting auditorium.
Survey work on the property has been completed and design work has begun.
The Applewood Master Plan calls for a new comfort station with restrooms and a shelter pavilion in the lower gardens area of Applewood, near the historic barn and chicken coop and the Demonstration Garden.
Initial design work for the space has begun.
Main House – Window Wells
While not part of the Master Plan, the main house at Applewood is also undergoing window well repair and replacement in 2020 as part of its routine preservation and maintenance cycle. This work will ensure the 100-plus-year-old house is preserved for generations to come.
The window well work has been completed. Next steps are to reinstall the limestone finishes on the exterior of the house and finish painting. The landscaping around the house will be replaced in mid- to late summer.