The charrette team recommended that Haymarket concentrate on its heritage to distinguish the Town from the new developments that surround it. Two alternative designs were prepared for downtown redevelopment:
the “Civic Green”
the “Town Green”
The Civic Green would have the Town redevelop Town Hall property to immediately in front of the town hall with a town square across from the old Town Hall. The Town Green would move the town square to the intersection of the Washington Street (Route 55) and Jefferson Street (Old Carolina Road). The team recommended modest traffic calming measures such as 4 way stops before placing traffics lights in town. Finally, the team recommended a number of managerial measures to help the Town in the areas of site plan and architectural review, finance, and marketing.