Thomas J Beatty

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Supported a comment by Christine King on Main Library Campus 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Christine King
Thomas, you make a good point about the design. I was appalled that the city had not seemingly had a plan for The Cabin until after a public outcry. The Cabin was informed the day before the plan was unveiled, then the city was 50% under on the expense of moving. I would guess they were simply going to raze the building. The city has been asked about library patrons having to pay for parking, they "hope" the first two hours will be free. There are a number of disadvantaged (not necessarily homeless) people who have vehicles and spend a good bit of time at the library, they can't afford parking,
Commented on Main Library Campus 3 months, 3 weeks ago
And I'm a little disappointed that Parking wasn't part of the original design concept. In fact, I think that the design went looking for a library, rather than the library - and it's requirements ( the Cabin, Parking, etc) - went looking for a design.
Supported a comment by David Klinger on Main Library Campus 3 months, 3 weeks ago
David Klinger
I think we have sufficient “shining icons” in Boise in the form of a river, some foothills, and a wonderful populace, thank you. A Massachusetts architect’s “vision” for our city cannot embelish on the intrinsic values of our community. You have to live here to understand here.
Supported a comment by Mary Wallace Dragone on Main Library Campus 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Mary Wallace Dragone
Another cost issue is that the cabin was just brought up to ADA standards to the tune of many thousands of tax dollars.....why destroy or move it? I am for historic preservation....I can't believe we are not just updating or adding on to the current library.....
Supported a comment by Mary Wallace Dragone on Main Library Campus 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Mary Wallace Dragone
It is just too big....it seems cost prohibitive to maintain....how much will maintenance cost on a building that size? I read the original study from 2014 and the original cost was 45 million....now it is 85mil....how high will it go? We have performance space in Boise ...there are already public meeting rooms in the library and I am probably not going to be thrilled to use the automated retrieval system, aesthetically unpleasing to me, but I am a book person.....
Supported a comment by Kathy Kustra on Main Library Campus 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Kathy Kustra
I'm greatly disappointed you didn't figure out a way to incorporate The Cabin in its original location into this design or campus. This new building should not forget our history.