*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.

Applewood Master Plan Map

Parking Lot
South Property
Main House


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Parking Lot

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.

November 2020:

Survey work on the property has been completed and design work has begun.


Landscape image of the South Property at Applewood, including the Barn and Chicken Coop

South Property

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.

November 2020:

Initial design work for the space has begun.


Applewood window wells under construction

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.

November 2020:

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.