Barbara S.

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Commented on Crystal City Parks 2 months ago
You have gotten some good suggestions from others, but I'm not sure that this particular set-up can ever be a really productive way of engaging people. And that is too bad because resident input is usually requested after the plan for a park is pretty well-cooked.
Commented on Crystal City Parks 2 months ago
It is great that you are seeking resident's feedback. Because this process has not been an easy one to participate in, it seems useful to tell you what I have heard from some non-participants. In general, there is some feeling that the park should be left as it is — a "rest for the eyes and brain" according to one resident. If changes are to be made, it might be useful to have more buffering of the train noise with plants/trees and a water feature.
Commented on Crystal City Parks 2 months ago
A agree with Christer Ahl's statement and also with the general statements made by Pam Van Hine. The pandemic and climate change suggest to me that flexible arrangements should be a priority and that there should always be shade -- especially natural shade. I also have a general concern about overloading of parks with too many options.
Supported a comment by Christer Ahl on Crystal City Parks 2 months ago
Christer Ahl
this approach with 3 yes and 3 no per site is not so helpful; we still need to think more about a realistic and cohesive package for each site, given size and location; the elements in each site have to fit together; you awareness of background of spaces such as Metro Market Square (w foot traffic and Farmers Market) and Gateway (important to know what really fits with LBP), and Center Park (a central oasis, between events and large gatherings); also important to anticipate what could fit in 15th St Park and at 2011 and 2345
Supported a comment by Pamela Van Hine Van Hine on Crystal City Parks 2 months, 1 week ago
Pamela Van Hine Van Hine
Definitely not sports courts, even tho they are shown in the CCSP. Lots of them are close by. Don't need a playground here - already some nice facilities in LBP. It's a good place to picnic, but not on that long table - flexible tables/chairs might help. Unfortunately insufficient room for a dog park - but dogs do happily roam on the current lawn - so JBG doggie stations are needed.
Supported a comment by Pamela Van Hine Van Hine on Crystal City Parks 2 months, 1 week ago
Pamela Van Hine Van Hine
Please get Courbanize to make unique, useful email subject headings! Even adding the number (at the begining) would help. I was not able to find where to add more comments, as mentioned in Update 7 - when I clicked on comments, I was just taken back to the initial survey. BTW - my favorite little park is the linear park behind the ramp that comes down from the airport access highway - it's fabulous! (but I also love Gateway - just the way it is - just add seating)