The County Board will consider approval for the final design concept Sat. Sept 16. The meeting will begin no later than 8:30 a.m., although we anticipate this item to be heard later in the morning or early afternoon as it is the fourth item on the regular agenda.
If you would like to speak at the County Board meeting, please follow the instructions in the link. If you are unable to attend the County Board meeting you can watch it here. A slightly updated staff presentation can be found here (there is a new slide #30).
In response to the public input received in May, the project team revised certain elements of the project scheme, including shortening the west wing by approximately 20 feet.
In addition, the project team also revised the park layout and further clarified other aspects of the design.
- Moved both courts away from Park St.
- Created an earthwork/berm just south of the courts to provide a buffer from 3rd The berm will be the site of tree planting and a fun element for kids and adults to play on.
- Turned the previously designed asphalt basketball court into a multi-activity court. This will allow for the court to be striped for pickleball and futsal along with basketball. The flexible surfacing will also allow a place to learn to ride a bike, for scooters along with accommodating activities such as four-square.
- The goal for the green roofs has been for them to be open and accessible to the public. While previous schematics may have had it appear that there was only to be a single path access, the goal is for the roofs, including the west wing, to have public access and use. Feedback for those uses was discussed on July 19 as well as at a fall 2017 community meeting.