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Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 3 months ago
Coming from a larger city, the best libraries were the small local ones. Easy parking, people walked to them, cozy scale for families and small community gatherings. This project is a boondoggle calling itself a library. I promise it will have a plaque with the mayors name on it if it is completed, and our taxes will go up bit by bit. I am not anti-taxes but what if we put those funds towards creating the countries most bike-able and walk-able city? Those are the trade-offs. Also, lets think about changing our library structure to fit today's lifestyle. Honestly, the worst part of getting a book from the library is going to the library- driving, parking, searching for your book, and the downtown location is the worst to get to with traffic. If you want to run a great service, let me order a book online I will pay for delivery and return, use shipping boxes that we can reuse over and over. Community center? JUMP is a couple blocks away. More books? How about sharing resources with BSU's library? Let's look forward and build this city different from others rather than copying them.
Followed Main Library Campus 2 years, 3 months ago
Supported a comment by Scott K. on Main Library Campus 2 years, 3 months ago
Scott K.
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.