Last month a Sunset Hills resident discussed his revised intentions to turn the former Griesedieck property into a community library. Residents had several questions on traffic impact, parking, and operating hours.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Karlie Baker
Friday, September 28, 2012
Sunset Hills resident Al Moore announced last month that he was pitching the former Griesedieck property, also known as the Paraclete property, as a community library instead of a cultural center. Residents who were hesitant about the cultural center concept still had several of the same questions on a library's potential impact to neighborhood traffic and safety, usage on streets, and its business plan. Patch spoke with one of Moore's associates, Jim Johnston, to get more information on how the library would function within the Tapawingo and Sunset Hills communities. The library’s major collections (history, children’s books, art) will be split in different buidings, with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating areas. The non-profit first …
Sunset Hills resident Al Moore's revised plan for the Paraclete includes a library and exhibit space. Neighbors still want more specific information on its impact to Tapawingo residents.
Nearly 20 individuals spoke during open comment after hearing a re-tooled plan for the Moore Cultural Center during Wednesday night's planning and zoning commission meeting, which is now being pitched as a community library. While several neighbors to the former Paraclete property said they found the new proposal encouraging, they asked planning commission members to table a decision until next month so all residents can discuss the revised project. “We don’t believe there’s enough information that’s been shared. It’s an eleventh-hour compromise,” said Manors of Tapawingo resident Don Hagen. “Additional details should be filed with the city in writing so the concerned citizens have time to properly consider what these details are.” In …