Dodson & Flinker worked with a team of consultants to establish a vision and framework for the future of the former Texaco Research Center Beacon site, currently owned by Chevron. The 153-acre research campus was an integral part of the local community and economy from its 1931 establishment until 2003, when it closed as part of the merger between Texaco and Chevron. Since 2003, Chevron has conducted environmental remediation activities and made upgrades to the Fishkill Creek dam in preparation for future redevelopment, and in 2017, efforts to engage the public in the process began in earnest. Dodson & Flinker helped develop and facilitate community engagement efforts and to generate a master plan with recommendations for future land use. The centerpiece of this public process was a multi-day public design charrette, featuring a range of activities. Workshop attendees were encouraged to think like planners and developers through activities like a “Density Game,” which laid out the spatial tradeoffs of different land use decisions, and a physical modeling exercise, in which participants manipulated scale models to create potential development scenarios. Results from the exercises informed the consultant team’s master plan, which envisions a mixed-use village-style commercial center on the former Main Campus. An extensive trail system opens up surrounding conservation land to public recreation while maintaining habitat value.