Heidi Forney

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Supported a comment by Thomas J Beatty on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Thomas J Beatty
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 Deborah Eisinger on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Deborah Eisinger
Parking is essential. I wonder if a big glossy building suits the site, as it will verge on the Anne Frank Memorial. The main entrance should not impinge on the lovely quarry stone silhouette of the Memorial. It’s a well known landmark.
Supported a comment by Christine King on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months 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,
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
I was at that meeting November 27, 2018. There was no “review” or “careful consideration” of those 322 comments. City staff just mentioned it, —and mentioned that 60% of the commenters wanted the cabin to stay in its current location. The Council spent more time discussing the depth of the sewer line near one of the proposed locations in Julia Davis Park than they ever did discussing those comments. In fact, there was absolutely no discussion of the comments. I’m very tired of the city selectively advising the public of information that supports the Mayor and Council’s decisions which don’t reflect a large majority of the opinions submitted to the city by the public. It is a misrepresentation of the facts.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
It is an enormous failure of strategic planning that the Biomark lease was given, when there had long been plans for a rebuild of the Library next door. The fact that we are stuck with the Biomark warehouse and the precious cabin building is jettisoned to a flood plain tells you all you need to know about this very flawed process.
Supported a comment by John Bertram on Main Library Campus 1 year, 8 months ago
John Bertram
Why did the mayor and council sign a long term 45-year lease with Rocky Mountain Development (sub lease to Biomart) on the adjacent city property purchased in 2002 for 1.5 million for library expansion? This 1.3-acre site was selected by CCDC in 2004 as a location for a parking garage. Then in 2011, without the support of the Library Board, the city undertook a long-term lease that locks up the site for 60 years with options. Imagine if the architect had this city land in play there would have been room to keep the CABIN in place and create city owned parking to serve the public.