Frequently Asked Questions
The Restore Forward project is a proposed retreat center that will adaptively reuse the former Air Force Test Annex site, located on Webster Hill Road, in Ava New York.
Owned and operated by the Black Women's Blueprint (BWB), the purpose of the retreat center will be to create a serene location where people from the town of Ava, Boonville, surrounding communities and beyond can come to visit, retreat, and participate in the following:
recreational activities like fishing, skiing, picnics, camping, hiking/walking trails, and wildlife observation; and
holistic activities, like yoga, reiki, spa, meditation, pottery, Zen gardens, gardening, workshops, art, silent retreats, book readings, farming, and food as medicine.
The site for Restore Forward was chosen because of its beautiful environment, rural character, and the opportunity to live in harmony with people and nature. To protect these characteristics, the project will be designed and developed in a way that respects and upholds these principles. To ensure our project is consistent with the Town's policies and goals, the project site and conditions have been carefully studied and the natural resources needing protection have been identified.
To read our preliminary sketch plan as presented to the town of Ava, click here