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You may have heard or seen something about the Planning Charrette which is being conducted to help determine the future of downtown. I received a note that I wanted to pass along about public meetings next week which are part of this process – here’s the most relevant bit:
The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to engage the design team at two public meetings and an open house over the five days. The purpose of the public meetings is for the team to synthesize the best aspects of the alternatives into a preferred plan that will be developed in detail and tested for economic, design and political feasibility.
Monday, June 21, Public Meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm, Dulany Hall, Columbia College
Wednesday , June 23, 5:00-7:00 pm, Open House, Berry Building, 1025 East Walnut. Meet the Consulting Team of H3 and comment on their work to date.
Friday, June 25, 4:00-6:00 pm, Dulany Hall, Columbia College
The charrette studio will also be open all week from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm, so please feel free to drop by and comment on the concept plans as they are being developed by H3 Studio.
I will be unable to attend, but if someone else would like to do so and write up something for the neighborhood blog, please feel free.
If you didn’t make it to the Open House/Garden Party on Saturday, you missed a very enjoyable morning. Thanks for our hosts, Randy and Gary, for opening their beautiful yard for us. As it happens, while we were having our little party, two representatives from the Columbia Garden Club stopped by to award Gary and Randy their “Garden of the Month” honor. Congrats, guys – extremely well deserved recognition! And thanks for hosting!
A bit of business to discuss: Mary and Russ Still, who kindly offered to hold the Annual Meeting at their home this August, have found that they have a conflict for the evening of the City’s annual Night Out (August 3), which we usually coordinate with. So I would appreciate your thoughts: should we schedule our meeting for another date, or should we find another location and hold the meeting on the traditional evening? Please let me know soon, so we can get the scheduling in place.
Cheers to one and all!
Remember, tomorrow there will be an Open House/Garden Party at the home of Gary Smith and Randy Kilgore, 804 Fairway, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. If you can, come and enjoy good company in their beautiful garden!
Also, while there I will have information Sarah has compiled for a new neighborhood directory. Please see me to check and see if the information we have about you is *accurate*. If you will not be attending, please drop me an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) sometime in the next week or two so that we can check the information we have. Your cooperation on this project will be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!