If you have any interest in the Washington school property and its future and if you want your opinions on this heard, stop by the Herrick District Library this Tuesday at 7:00. This is a special neighbor-led meeting where you, the neighbors affected by these changes can give your input.
Here is some information on the meeting written by Chris Howell:
“There will be a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday March 22nd at 7:00 in the 1st floor meeting room of the Herrick Library. We will be discussing a cooperative effort between the neighborhood, developer, and (hopefully) the city to preserve the currently proposed green space as a public park, rather than private land.
This initial meeting will be an overview of this effort and a time to discuss what neighbors would like to see in this space. Professional planners Phil Meyer and Bill Johnson will be on hand to lead a brainstorming session on best use of the space. There will be a future meeting to review the park plans and discuss next step in our efforts.
We hope a high quality design based on broad input from the neighborhood can a least partially offset the significant reduction in park space.
We apologize for the short notice. Our hope is to have this effort well underway prior to formal planning commission and city council meetings regarding the development. If you are unable to attend but desire input, please feel free to add a comment to this message, and I will read these at the meeting.
For reference, I have included the latest proposed design of the project. This is also available at: