Re: Let me see if I have this
by Charlotte Glover
September 08, 2004
Well said, Mr. Bailey. One point
about the Arts Center that has not been brought up in the media
is that the donation of land will be leveraged into some big
grant money. There are numerous foundations both in Alaska and
outside that would be willing to give the project hundreds of
thousand, if not several million dollars, with a show of local
support, such as the land swap provides. Big civic projects take
many hands these days. Local doners and fundraisers, municipal
support, state and federal support and foundations all work together
to raise the necessary money. The land swap is a terrific first
step towards what could be a pile of money coming into our community.
Those dollars hire local architects, contractors, and builders.
The agencies involved already employ numerous people in our community
at three separate locations and they have thousands of supporters,
volunteers and friends. Sharing the same building makes fiscal
sense, common sense and beautiful sense when it anchors our downtown
for year round residential use and enjoyment.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Land Swap: Let me see if I have this
right.... by Alan Bailey
- Ketchikan, AK
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