The hearing on the Rec Center appeal is on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Whether you think the Rec Center and playground shouldn’t be rebuilt and the project stopped or whether you want the multi-year process to come to a close, Wednesday is your chance to be heard. A neighbor sent this to the various Glen Park lists:
Is this Wed. Nov. 14 5PM City Hall Room 416
Emails can be sent to Board of Appeal staff, email@example.com, in reference to Appeal 12-128.
Renovations on the Glen Park Rec Center have been halted. Despite the many meetings of community input /planning, ONE person decided to file an appeal and everything stopped.
If you don’t know the full story…here is the link
If you disagree with the project being halted, you will have a chance to voice your opinion.
Wed. Nov. 14
City Hall Room 416
You can also send an email to
Board of Appeal staff, firstname.lastname@example.org, in reference to Appeal 12-128. Make sure it is sent by noon on Nov. 14.
Please see below. some thoughts from one of our neighbors.
You are likely aware that the work to begin renovation of the Glen Park Recreation Center, with a new, bigger playground, new restrooms at the Rec Center, and a new landscaped entrance path from Elk Street is on hold because of last-minute appeal filed against the building permits.
The appeal argues, among other points, that the 10-month community process to develop the plan approved by the Recreation and Park Commission last year was flawed, and that minor changes in the plan could avoid removal of several large trees. I believe, as do many other neighbors, that this appeal is misguided and should be denied so the contracted work can begin.
Please consider the following points to uphold the permits:
- The Recreation and Park Department and Trust for Public Land worked with the Glen Park community over 10 months to review needs, alternatives, and options to arrive at the adopted Glen Park Recreation Center Improvement Plan.
- The adopted plan carefully balances the goals of a larger, safer children’s playground, a safe drop-off on Elk Street, creating a wider, welcoming, landscaped entry path to the Rec Center and building ADA-compliant restrooms.
- The plan rebuilds the two tennis courts, and maintains the space for the heavily used athletic fields.
- The appellants are challenging this plan because of issues that have nothing to do with the building permits. Those issues in fact do not come under the permit jurisdiction at all.
- Please uphold the permits so this long-awaited work can get underway.
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