Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Gotham Park Committee Meeting

The Gotham Park Committee had a great meeting last night. It was to be our last meeting before meeting with the landscape architects and the playground consultants. The advice given to me by Park Pride was: when visioning for your park shoot for the moon and you'll land somewhere on earth. So that's what we did. Our (amateur) master plan draft includes a nice long list of wonderful amenities.

A big part of the evening was analyzing the results of a stakeholders meeting that was held in August. At that meeting all neighbors were invited to view the design draft and make comments, suggestions (about 35 showed up). That was followed by a dot voting exercise in which the stake holders received four dots. Two dots were for amenities they much favored or prioritized and two dots were for amenities they did not care for or did not feel were priorities. Frankly, there was nothing too surprising in the results except that zero people wanted a basketball half-court and 13 did not! Click here to see the complete results of that meeting.

Come back to see the latest design draft that reflects the stakeholders meeting results and last nights meeting. I'm in the middle of drafting it now.

The meeting with the landscape architect and playground consultants is scheduled for this Friday. So, lots of great news to come!

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