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On 6/15/2020 at 9:01 PM, westsider28 said:

Looks like Phase 2 is beginning at the Townes at Converse.  This is directly behind the row of townhomes fronting Avant Street and will be accessed by an alley.  The original site plan is below as a reminder.  However, GIS reveals that they have also purchased those few holdout properties along Oakwood, so they now have a fully contiguous site (they can probably get ~18 more units in addition to the 66 originally planned).

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Lucky Penny Drive will get a small parking lot (needed, as it's already a tight fit, and not all the units are constructed). The Oakwood Avenue equivalent will get some green space called "Park Sparkle," which will be a venue to host movies for the residents and the like.  

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I got a follow-up email about the Duncan Park Revitalization process that had a map of potential improvements to the park (click on it below to zoom in and see everything).

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Some of the potential plans:

-Connection to the Rail Trail (possibly already funded by the recent grant)

-Roundabout at Park Drive & S. Converse Street

-A bridge across part of the lake

-A paved path around the park

-Revival of the old amphitheater in the woods (including clearing undergrowth for visibility/usability)

-Boat ramp for non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes)

-Improvements to existing facilities (baseball fields, playground), added restrooms, additional facilities (poss. basketball, pickleball, climbing wall, etc)

Which improvements would you like to see most?  Any other ideas?

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On 2/15/2023 at 9:37 PM, westsider28 said:

I got a follow-up email about the Duncan Park Revitalization process that had a map of potential improvements to the park (click on it below to zoom in and see everything).

1895130896_DuncanPark02.2023Plan.thumb.jpg.77af43470610f7e6c7aa0580318f8f8d.jpg

Some of the potential plans:

-Connection to the Rail Trail (possibly already funded by the recent grant)

-Roundabout at Park Drive & S. Converse Street

-A bridge across part of the lake

-A paved path around the park

-Revival of the old amphitheater in the woods (including clearing undergrowth for visibility/usability)

-Boat ramp for non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes)

-Improvements to existing facilities (baseball fields, playground), added restrooms, additional facilities (poss. basketball, pickleball, climbing wall, etc)

Which improvements would you like to see most?  Any other ideas?

As a follow-up to this, the City is planning a pilot program to allow non-motorized boating (kayaks, canoes) on Duncan Park Lake starting on weekends this fall.

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On 2/15/2023 at 9:37 PM, westsider28 said:

I got a follow-up email about the Duncan Park Revitalization process that had a map of potential improvements to the park (click on it below to zoom in and see everything).

1895130896_DuncanPark02.2023Plan.thumb.jpg.77af43470610f7e6c7aa0580318f8f8d.jpg

Some of the potential plans:

-Connection to the Rail Trail (possibly already funded by the recent grant)

-Roundabout at Park Drive & S. Converse Street

-A bridge across part of the lake

-A paved path around the park

-Revival of the old amphitheater in the woods (including clearing undergrowth for visibility/usability)

-Boat ramp for non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes)

-Improvements to existing facilities (baseball fields, playground), added restrooms, additional facilities (poss. basketball, pickleball, climbing wall, etc)

Which improvements would you like to see most?  Any other ideas?

These are all great ideas. if I had to pick, I'd say connect to rail trail and build a trail around the park are top priorities. I like reviving the old amphitheater and generally activating the wooded areas. The bridge isn't a terrible idea, but should be lower priority, IMO. If/when they build a bridge, make it more iconic than the one in Cleveland Park.

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