Second Planning Meeting on Expansion of
October 01, 2012
“Public comment is a critical component in this phase of the museum’s expansion development,” according to Museum Director Michael Naab. “Everyone who has an interest in the future of Ketchikan’s community museum is encouraged to attend this meeting and offer their input.”
Ketchikan residents will be asked to help refine plans for an expanded Tongass Historical Museum at a public forum on Monday, October 15th. The City-owned museum will expand into the space in the Centennial Building that is now occupied by the Public Library, after the Library moves into its new building in January 2013.
The workshop-style planning meeting is a follow-up to one held in September, where local folks shared their ideas and visions of an expanded museum with Bettisworth North Architects and Planners. The Bettisworth firm has been hired by the Foraker Group Pre Development Program to work on the project at no cost to the City.
In this second meeting, Bettisworth North will present drawings of several possible concepts and floor plans developed from ideas expressed at last month’s gathering. Participants will select one or more preferred alternatives and provide further input on the desired look, feel, and arrangement of building. The architects will refine those ideas and come back in November with the results.
The workshop will begin at 5:30 PM on Monday, October 15th, at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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