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Design ideas take centre stage at 2nd arts and culture facility stakeholders session hosted

A second stakeholders session canada goose uk shop was held in Yarmouth where members of the local arts community were again invited cheap Canada Goose by the town to give input on the design of a new arts and culture facility.

canada goose outlet new york city A final design is yet to come. For now, architect Brian MacKay Lyons, hired by the town, said it is important to give people the canada goose chance to be involved in a participatory design process. canada goose outlet new york city

The town of Yarmouth has said it is moving forward with the planning process for an arts and culture facility in the downtown. The Collins Street parking lot has been identified as a preferred location.

Stakeholders session held July 11 to discuss arts and culture facility Canada Goose Parka in the town of Yarmouth. The July 11 stakeholders session started out with MacKay Lyons reviewing design ideas reached during an April stakeholders session a session that Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood described as an “off the chart success.”

cheap canada goose uk MacKay Lyons said he and his team were impressed with the ideas and suggestions that people canada goose clearance sale brought forward. cheap canada goose uk

canada goose factory sale “We were blown away by the variety of ideas and the intensity you put it into it,” he said Tuesday evening, saying it caused canadian goose jacket him and his team to second think the facility design. “We had an idea of what we thought was the right answer, but it’s not anymore,” he said. canada goose factory sale

MacKay Lyons and his canada goose factory sale team will be doing more facility renderings and designs following this second session. Attendance at the stakeholders session was by invitation from the town and was aimed at representing a broad cross section of the local arts and culture community, including theatre, craft, music, dance, visual arts, fine arts and more.

Members of Th’YARC’s board were invited and two members were present. President Mitch Bonnar confirmed he was invited, although he did not attend.

canada goose bird uk Others on social media including people involved with Th’YARC expressed that they felt snubbed and excluded because they were not invited. canada goose bird uk

A year ago Th’YARC initiated the process of trying to get a new facility on track after an attempt several years earlier fell by the wayside following a dispute with the town over location.

The subject of an arts and culture facility has been divisive, with people split on where it should be a downtown location or Parade Street and also about who should run and operate it. There was no discussion about governance at the session.

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Stakeholders session held July 11 to discuss arts and culture facility in the town of Yarmouth. The attendees were divided into groups and challenged to look further at a facility design. There were Canada Goose Coats On Sale some differences, but also many commonalities in ideas put forward. The suggested designs all included a large theatre and a smaller performance space. There was some debate over buy canada goose jacket whether the large theatre should be a 400 or 500 seat venue, but there was agreement that a 150 seat facility would be appropriate for the smaller space.

Many designs incorporated on canada goose store site green space with talk about open air performances linked to the venue.

canada goose costco uk Attendees said it was important that a facility be inclusive to all types of arts. canada goose costco uk

Stakeholders session held July 11 to discuss arts and culture facility in the town of Yarmouth. “You’ve got to do a little of everything,” said attendee Ann Jones. “You have to get the point across that this isn’t just a theatre we’re building. We’re building a visual arts space. A performing arts space. Arts studios, etc.”

One suggested design included a non traditional space for performances.

“Where else are we going to go in the winter? We’ve got nowhere to go other than into dark, black buildings that we have to light with electricity we can’t afford,” said Andre Haines, suggesting a glass enclosed naturally lit space during the day would provide other alternatives.

Aside from being adjacent to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, the designs made use of the area where the Vanguard newspaper building currently stands. That building has been for sale for years. People envisioned having different types of galleries and studios lining the street here, with second story residential options.

Stakeholders session held July 11 to discuss arts uk canada goose and culture facility in the town of Yarmouth. THE PARKING ISSUE

The issue of displaced parking was discussed, given that Collins Street is a busy parking lot. One thing being proposed is underground parking.

canada goose outlet store uk “We haven’t heard a better scheme yet, it doesn’t mean there isn’t one,” said MacKay Lyons, but he said the topography of the site would allow for a sufficient amount of underground parking. canada goose outlet store uk

The town says the Collins Street parking lot presents “unique and superior” possibilities given its proximity to the adjacent art gallery. “That’s what we’ve got so far until we hear a better idea,” he said about incorporating parking if an arts and culture facility is built here. “You’re either going to do surface parking, which is good to a point, and then there’s underground parking which is a lot more expensive but gives you more parking. The other way is to make parking buildings, but with a parking structure it uses up so much space for circulation that you don’t have a place for a parking structure here.”

It was suggested during the session people are opposed to the site because they don’t want to walk further distances to get to where they’re going. It was also stated by some in attendance that there is ample parking in the downtown available. There was no discussion of the time limits on Main Street and some side streets that exist, or that employees of businesses have been dissuaded over the years to park on Main Street to ensure downtown Canada Goose sale users and customers get those spaces instead.

Attendees noted it’s not a bad thing to encourage people to do more walking, as it is a healthy option. Haines also said people have shown they will walk if they need to.

“They walked to Ribfest. They managed to park way up and they managed to walk all the way down the hill to Ribfest and they managed to walk all the way back up the hill again,” he said.

Another issue discussed at the session was whether a facility cheap canada goose ought to be built in phases or you go for it all at once. The majority preferred the latter option.

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