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This Week: Mayor Bloem to Speak to KEA

As Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro III notoriously said of being Mayor, "You come in in the morning and they bring you a big plate of [crap] to eat. So you grit your teeth and just when you get finished ... they're at the door with a bigger plate of [crap]." Coeur d'Alene is decidedly not [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:22:44+00:00 November 1st, 2011|blog, KEA|0 Comments

What Makes For A Great City? Definitely NOT Plenty of Cheap Parking

There's simply not a travel destination in the world where the most memorable feature is plenty of free parking.  A vast expanse of pavement is usually not where you want to be, rather it's an unfortunate and forgettable layover separating you from your real destination.  Indeed, increasingly, the lack of parking or very expensive parking [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:52:31+00:00 September 13th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Wheelchairs on Tubbs Hill

More about all of this soon enough, but yesterday afternoon we were pleased to take part in a unique event. KEA has been invited to participate in a City of Coeur d'Alene committee reviewing accessibility and other issues on Tubbs Hill. Yesterday, the committee got a first hand experience with accessibility concerns on [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:05+00:00 July 12th, 2011|blog|9 Comments

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

The Costs of McEuen Parking

The estimated costs for McEuen Park were released this morning and, not surprisingly, a huge hunk of the costs for the park are in the parking facility. We still think this is both unfortunate and unnecessary. The total McEuen project costs, according to the released estimates (pdf), range from $23.8 million to $28.0 million. Although [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:07+00:00 April 14th, 2011|blog|2 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