Community Input Requested: Baldwin City's Lotatorium Development

Take this short four question survey to assist in the planning of Baldwin City's downtown Lotatorium. 

Lotatorium Information
 
Background – The Lotatorium is the public green space owned by the City of Baldwin City at 710 High Street between the Lumberyard Arts Center and the Baldwin City Post Office. The lot has been used for various community events include Maple Leaf Festival music tent, Festival of Lights, community theatre productions, Lumberyard Arts Center Bluegrass & BBQ and artwalk events, Chamber of Commerce WineFest, Baldwin Academy of Dance & Voice productions, BHS Football booster club pep rally and Baldwin City Recreation Commission activities.

Goal – To develop the lotatorium into a public space with amenities that is ADA accessible. The City is currently soliciting public comments on how the lot should be used and what features and/or amenities the lot should have.  The main goal for the lot is to make this place usable for all citizens of Baldwin City and visitors alike. 

Funding – The City Council has FY19 budget authority for the preparation, construction and maintenance of the lot. 
 
Timeframe – To be determined. The Community Development committee is the initial decision-maker for the project, and are seeking public input. The City Council will make the final decision as a whole, but the committee is tasked to develop a plan for the lot first, and then bring the final design plan to the Council for approval. The committee consists of two Council members, City staff and one citizen advisor.  The committee is currently discussing the timeframe for the lot.  The committee would like to see the lot developed or at least construction beginning in 2019 on an initial phase of the overall project. 

Lot dimensions – The lot is estimated to be +/- 160 x 140 = 22,500 square feet (roughly one-half acre in size)

Rate your level of interest and enthusiasm for this project.

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* 1. Lotatorium Information
 
Background – The Lotatorium is the public green space owned by the City of Baldwin City at 710 High Street between the Lumberyard Arts Center and the Baldwin City Post Office. The lot has been used for various community events include Maple Leaf Festival music tent, Festival of Lights, community theatre productions, Lumberyard Arts Center Bluegrass & BBQ and artwalk events, Chamber of Commerce WineFest, Baldwin Academy of Dance & Voice productions, BHS Football booster club pep rally and Baldwin City Recreation Commission activities.

Goal – To develop the lotatorium into a public space with amenities that is ADA accessible. The City is currently soliciting public comments on how the lot should be used and what features and/or amenities the lot should have.  The main goal for the lot is to make this place usable for all citizens of Baldwin City and visitors alike. 

Funding – The City Council has FY19 budget authority for the preparation, construction and maintenance of the lot. 
 
Timeframe – To be determined. The Community Development committee is the initial decision-maker for the project, and are seeking public input. The City Council will make the final decision as a whole, but the committee is tasked to develop a plan for the lot first, and then bring the final design plan to the Council for approval. The committee consists of two Council members, City staff and one citizen advisor.  The committee is currently discussing the timeframe for the lot.  The committee would like to see the lot developed or at least construction beginning in 2019 on an initial phase of the overall project. 

Lot dimensions – The lot is estimated to be +/- 160 x 140 = 22,500 square feet (roughly one-half acre in size)

Rate your level of interest and enthusiasm for this project.

Other communities with similar public spaces have included the following amenities. Please rank your preferences in order (1 = top preference). 

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* 2. Other communities with similar public spaces have included the following amenities. Please rank your preferences in order (1 = top preference). 

What other amenities not listed above would you like to be included in the Lotatorium development?

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* 3. What other amenities not listed above would you like to be included in the Lotatorium development?

Please list additional comments you would like to share below. There will also be a community visioning forum on September 21, 5:30 pm at the Lotatorium (710 High). Free cookout before the BHS football game. Everyone is invited to attend.

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* 4. Please list additional comments you would like to share below. There will also be a community visioning forum on September 21, 5:30 pm at the Lotatorium (710 High). Free cookout before the BHS football game. Everyone is invited to attend.

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