Below is the slide for the schedule of the evening. It was adhered to. One did not feel rushed or lingered.
I liked the electronic polling that took place. That was a novel way to engage the audience. It was fun, engaging and very interesting as each one of us took out our phones and put in words that described our present feelings about the site. We were told it was all being archived.
The next exercise was to put in words that described what we would like on the site...
Here below is the site. As you see ingress and egress is via two narrow streets off of Garth Road. We will have to work on that. I think it is crucial to open up the site.
I agreed with almost all that our consultants said. However, I do not think Christie Place is such a " success story"... A big block of a building is not a success story. Far from it.
Concrete is man made, artificial. Foreign, alien, not in harmony with our souls or beings..
Here below are members of the Freightway steering committee at the meeting, second row as well as members of the press. Or Scarsdale Inquirer and Catherine Ferris in the third row.
Here below, is a plan of the space under consideration. It is begging for expansion.
It has the potential to become a very beautiful space. To me that means: green, trees, water, buildings not more than few stories high. One should not feel dwarfed. Not Christie Place height. Height of De Cicco. Not more.
Shallow pool in the summer, with fountains alternating, soft music streaming, ice rink in the winter. Few shops, residential space, garage under grade...Free internet and you have crowds coming. Pretty simple !!!
Last revision Wednesday June 21, 8:00 a.m. EDT.