Saturday, October 27, 2007

A Victory for History at the Presidio UPDATED Nov. 1

Thanks to your strong public statements concerning the planning process for a contemporary art museum in the heart of the historic Presidio, the Presidio Trust has announced that it will expand the scope of its environmental impact study. The planning will be expanded in scope annd allow more time. This is a truly important new development that will allow the public to thoughtfully suggest what the future of Main Post area should be.

Here is the new schedule:

NOVEMBER 28 6:30 PM, Officers Club - Public meeting to hear comments on the proposed scope of the new EIS for Main Post. This meeting replaces to one previously scheduled for November 21.

DECEMBER 15 - Written comments on the scope of the new study about Main are due to the Presidio Trust, ATTN: Compliance Officer, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129.

Meanwhile, the process for submiting proposals for "cultural institutions" continues. The Presidio Historical Association will submit a proposal for the "History Center at the Golden Gate." Watch this blog for an exciting announcement soon.

Above all, congratulations to you, the public, for showing up in force to convince the Presidio Trust that serious planning is needed: no more big projects rushed through without lots of public scrutiny and responsible input. Your comments revived historical values and the priority for public uses in planning at the Presidio.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the news. Looks like thaere will be a big fuss over the art museum on the Presidio main square. Keep us informed. binc65