Scott K.

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Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
I'm sorry is this supposed to be JUMP? At this point, I don't believe JUMP has reached it's full potential so I'm not sure we need to emulate that closer to the river.
Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
No
Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
Absolutely not. Where is the access to the Greenbelt? Where are elements of the Boise River reflected in the design? It's a lot of concrete and glass with beige walls - emphasis on the walls, concrete or glass that separate individuals from access to both the river and Greenbelt. . The Boise River, to me, is free flowing, wild, clean, and green.
Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
First of all, we are not Salt Lake City, nor should we try to be. There is a lot of wasted space and a lot of concrete in the proposed designs. I'm not sure I would travel by foot, car or bike to a building that doesn't fit in well with its surrounding environment and seems to wall itself off from what makes Boise so nice - 8th street, the river, and views of the Statehouse, Depot, and Foothills.
Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
Given, I do not visit the library very often, I'm not sure how frequently I would visit once changes are made.
Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
I'd like to see a "going back to basics" approach to the library. We should ask ourselves is this a library that we're building, or a building complex that happens to incorporate two separate buildings that may or may not be necessary? It's a completely different situation when say a private developer like Gardner builds a facility that incorporates public elements like a transit center. When a city takes the lead, questions arise as to whether this is the most cost effective way to attain a goal. Do we need another event center given existing and planned venues? Does the Boise Arts and History department need its own building? Don't get me wrong I support culture, the arts, history, as well as, libraries, but I would be hesitant to help support and fund a complex that seems more than the simple task of modernizing a place to do research and find research materials and archives.