New plans for the Brighton Millpond Band Shell and Amphitheater will be reviewed by the Planning Commission next week.

The City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority submitted a revised site plan for review and potential approval. Plans were revised after citizens at previous meetings were critical of the project, mostly centered on the destruction of at least five trees that provide shade for the current gazebo area. The proposed redevelopment includes replacing the existing pavilion with a new band shell, stage and seating area. Five large caliper shade trees would be added, along with a grassy hillside, native landscaping, and a revised color scheme featuring a natural aesthetic. Public seating will be slightly reduced with the new plan, but the angle of the band shell was altered to allow for easy viewing across the pond.

The proposed site plan will be reviewed at Monday’s Planning Commission meeting, which starts at 7:30pm at Brighton City Hall. Detailed information about the project can be accessed through the web link provided. (JM)