McEuen Field

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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 [...]

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 |2011-12-22T10:27:06-07:00April 28th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|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 |2011-12-22T10:48:56-07:00March 13th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|4 Comments

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 |2011-12-22T10:47:50-07:00February 8th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|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 |2011-12-22T10:47:51-07:00January 20th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|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 |2011-12-22T10:46:30-07:00January 18th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments