As the vision and direction for our project have become increasingly clear, the project team thought it time to settle on a name that would reflect the future neighborhood of homes and open space we hope to achieve.
After much consideration, the team has chosen the name “Harvest Crossing,” connecting the land’s history to its future. “Harvest” evokes both the agricultural harvest of the field as well as the annual Old Fashioned Harvest Market. This community-building event has drawn thousands to the space for almost 50 years, and we hope it will continue for decades to come! “Crossing” connotes both the railway that once passed through the field connecting to Riverside Station, as well as a bridge to building new homes for new families. It is our hope that this neighborhood will be a place of welcome, connection, and sharing for Underhillians past, present and future. A crossing, indeed.
With generous support from church and community, UCU was able to put a down payment on the land in late 2020. To date, approximately $71,000 has been raised toward the project. We continue to work with Green Mountain Habitat in all project planning, which currently includes securing grants, fundraising, preliminary engineering, and sharing project news with the community. Our goal is to welcome up to 10 new families to reasonably priced homes.
Stay tuned for more!