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Tubbs Hill Separated from McEuen Park Plan

Even before the marathon meeting gathered momentum, the Coeur d'Alene City Council agreed unanimously to separate Tubbs Hill from the concept plan for McEuen Park. On a motion by Ron Edinger, seconded and amended by Mike Kennedy, the Council agreed with KEA and the Tubbs Hill Foundation that Tubbs Hill needs to be addressed, but [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:06+00:00 May 25th, 2011|blog|3 Comments

Tubbs Hill is Different

We’ve written a few times about Tubbs Hill and its intersection with the McEuen Park debate. As the concept proposal for McEuen goes to the City Council next week, the issue of Tubbs Hill is likely to be squarely at the forefront of the Council’s consideration. We’ve spent some time this past week, working with [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:06+00:00 May 18th, 2011|blog|4 Comments

Tubbs Hill Foundation Issues New Letter on McEuen Park Trail Plans

We were recently cc’ed on a copy of a new letter from the Tubbs Hill Foundation to Mayor Bloem and the Coeur d'Alene City Council regarding the ongoing McEuen Park  discussion. In the April 28 letter signed by Foundation President Peter Luttropp, the Foundation reiterates and clarifies its position on the Tubbs Hill impacts of [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:06+00:00 April 28th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Tubbs Hill Accessibility

We were disappointed to see the Coeur d'Alene press editorial today, pitting well-meaning citizens against each other unnecessarily over accessibility to Tubbs Hill. The CDA Press promotes a false choice between accessibility and protecting the natural setting -- both values important to our community, but not necessarily competing. As we wrote previously, we believe the [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:48:56+00:00 March 13th, 2011|blog|4 Comments

McEuen Park, the Ball Fields, and the Boat Launch

We are in the process of developing our detailed comments to Team McEuen regarding the proposals for McEuen Park. Over the next few days, we’ll roll out some of our thoughts and concerns relating to the proposal here on the blog. Today: the ball fields and the boat launch. Other than parking, the loss of [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:50+00:00 February 8th, 2011|blog|1 Comment

McEuen Park and Parking

We are in the process of developing our detailed comments to Team McEuen regarding the proposals for McEuen Park. Over the next few days, we’ll roll out some of our thoughts and concerns relating to the proposal here on the blog. Today: Parking. Team McEuen’s approach to parking is quite literal in its adherence to [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:50+00:00 February 8th, 2011|blog|2 Comments

McEuen Park and Tubbs Hill

We are in the process of developing our detailed comments to Team McEuen regarding the proposals for McEuen Park. Over the next few days, we’ll roll out some of our thoughts and concerns relating to the proposal here on the blog. Today: Tubbs Hill. Indeed, one of the more controversial aspects of the Team McEuen [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:50+00:00 February 7th, 2011|blog|2 Comments

McEuen Park as a Place for Placemaking

In his remarks that prefaced the January 6th design presentation on McEuen Park, Coeur d'Alene Parks Director Doug Eastwood declared the city’s intent to make McEuen a “placemaking park for Coeur d'Alene.”   His use of the term “placemaking” is significant, and it helps to understand the reasoning behind some of the design choices proposed by [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:51+00:00 January 20th, 2011|blog|7 Comments

McEuen Park the Focus of Thursday’s Noon Meeting

Those in attendance at an overflow meeting January 6th saw an impressive presentation of how the venerable McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d'Alene could be transformed. Under preliminary plans, the current park’s boat launch, baseball fields, and parking lot would be eliminated and replaced by a plaza, gardens, water features, and a range of new [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:46:30+00:00 January 18th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Team McEuen To Present Park Plans Thursday

So, the grand plans for McEuen Park will be rolled out to the public at a meeting at North Idaho College Thursday evening (Student Union Building, Coeur d'Alene Room, 6pm). We will be acutely interested to see how the plans will be received. The controversial proposal eliminates most of the surface parking area and boat [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:46:30+00:00 January 4th, 2011|blog|0 Comments