Here is what you told us:
Comments on planned Armory Rehabilitation and Addition:
þ Possible Town office entrance off Third (a more obvious way to enter Town Hall)
þ Bank- Amory pedestrian pathway out of the mud
þ Relocate dumpsters
þ Boardwalk ties Armory to downtown
þ Relocate kitchen/multipurpose room – restrooms to west
þ Consider outside BBQ cooking location close to kitchen/backside entrance
þ Multipurpose/South Side
þ Rooms must be well used and planned
þ Outside space use/ park-like
þ Area identified as Town Hall future office if needed
þ Check appropriate parking count.
þ Parking could expand to the south side of the alley.
þ Address drainage issues.
þ Tie in boardwalk on north side.
þ Trash enclosures or relocate trash dumpsters to the east.
þ Parking Lot Gravel. Source from Gunnison County that affords better drainage.
þ Open Space is important in the back.
þ Snow removal is an issue.
þ Possible use of a temporary cover for the north entrance to mitigate snow build-up.
þ Dennis recommends a cover over the fire pit similar to San Juan Ranch.
þ Add picnic tables to the Open Space Area.
þ Open space for events and Family Reunions.
þ Rent Armory as revenue source.
þ More office space for future town offices. Recreation Office, Water and Sanitation Offices.
þ Multi-purpose space was called in to question regarding the use/need. (Six Multi-Purpose spaces were noted in town.)
þ Provide front entrance from the north and extend the town offices.
þ More obvious way to get in to Town Hall.
þ ADA Entrance on 3rd Street or Bluff Street.
þ Check emergency egress conditions.
þ May use current exercise room for future office space and/or Town Offices.
þ Add a south exit from the Armory.
þ Possibly increase cleanup deposit amount to insure the building remains clean.
þ Baffling and Sound Attenuation needs.
þ Provide an audio system for the hearing impaired. “thehearingloop.org”
þ Room signage with Braille lettering.
þ ADA compliant entrances.
þ Provide a 6’-0” door from the Armory to Storage Area for tables.
þ Remove the bleachers from the Armory.
þ The restrooms are not looked upon favorably.
þ Uses of the Armory Building should still include sports like indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball.
þ The climbing wall is not managed and not currently used by the students interviewed.
þ Reopen the Fire House door into the Meeting Room.
þ Establish a formal entrance to Town Hall.
þ Ping Pong table location.
þ Upstairs could be used for light storage or offices.
þ Suggestion that the upstairs could be used as a “business incubator.”
þ Teen Center needs to have access to the Main Armory.
þ Don’t change the look of the Armory.
þ Construction of a commercial kitchen approximately 300 square feet. Use the Don Comstock drawing for the Art Gallery as the basis of design. Include a freezer. Possibly open the kitchen with a bar top for cooking classes and catering functions.
þ Position the Kitchen against south wall for proximity to Armory.
þ Convert the existing small weight room into the Kitchen Space.
þ Provide for a van to back up to the kitchen.
þ Access from the Kitchen to an outside cooking area. Specifically BBQ pit.
þ Align Restrooms/Kitchen for direct access to the Armory.
þ Generator is okay however the Armory/Town Hall will not be considered Critical Infrastructure.
þ Suggestion to use a propane generator. Local gas pumps do not operate without electricity.
þ Regardless of Code Plumbing count, increase the Men’s Water Closets to a minimum of 2 stalls and 2 urinals; increase the Women’s restroom to a minimum of 4 stalls.
þ Tighten up the building envelope. (Currently have 1 air exchange per hour.)
þ Possible installation of Solar Photovoltaic panels.
þ Possible use of volunteer labor such as the Youth Corps.
K I am not afraid. I will be fine.
K ATV/OHV’s on residential streets
K That people won’t get along and get things done.
K Large capital projects = long term financial commitments. YES!
K Too fast growth!
K Loss of Historic Sites/Homes
K Beetles – Dead Trees
K Too many “multi-purpose” rooms
K Too many metal buildings
K Breakdown in communication amongst govt/organizations/businesses
K May not be able to afford the annual maintenance costs for these projects.
C Have more fun!
C Care and thoughts of sustainability
C School gym!
C Memorial Park pavilion is a no brainer!
C Authentic collaboration
C Taxing entities do not over extend themselves
C Town wide Wi-Fi
C Year-round employment options
C Better band-width
C (Jobs) critical to entire professionals (w/families) who can work from a distance.
C Year round employment options…think
C Summer alpine track ride at ski hill
C Snow making at Ski Hill
C Dark skies protection w/smart outside lighting
C Better/Broader Cell Phone reception
C Value the youth!
C Wider door for storage room at Armory
C Public Access to public lands
C No more blue Mondays
C Hinsdale County Mineral and Mining Show
þ A well-maintained trail for cross country skiing and snowshoe recreation, including XC groomed track @ Memorial – so easy! Use Ski Hill snowmobile and homemade (existing) groomer
þ Small Business Incubator
þ Improved snow plow plan for downtown snow storage
þ Expansion of Ski Hill: 1) Single track bike trail, 2) multi-stage zip lines, 3) expansion of Frisbee Disc Golf Course (18 holds), 4) water wells for snow-making and bathrooms.
þ Keep all trees around school and plant more!
þ Pavilion at Memorial Park will be a great use for everyone!
þ We need a unified and long term commitment by the County, Town, Chamber and DIRT to improve our economic climate.
þ Ice skating/hockey should utilize the Lake. Perfect conditions, great outdoors. Super ice conditions.
þ An astronomy observatory in Memorial Park. YES!
þ Build Zamboni house @ County boat dock.
þ A lobbyist/advocacy voice for Lake City/Hinsdale County that communicates on a regular basis with our state and federal “representatives” about our needs and priorities.
þ Cross Country Ski Trail and snowshoe trail system YES!
þ A small hotel, lodge, inn that accentuates the historical nature of the area and which can serve as a weekend getaway year round.
þ Downtown ATV route for riders coming from Henson.
þ Expanded trailmix path system for entire downtown.
þ Move weight room to West End of the Armory on concrete floor immediately to prevent further damage.
þ Well done banners, signs that promote activities & event in Lake City. It can be regulated but we sorely need tis to promote ourselves to visitors.
þ Create a small business that will pack and ship out internet sales for local businesses.
þ Build a school gym and parking lot on school grounds. Parks & Rec redirect to Memorial Park and the Lake.
þ Hockey at the Lake
þ Summer Boat Concession at the Lake (contract with private vendors)
þ Visit www.evergrenrecreation.com. It took 20 years and is now fantastic. And Evergreen isn’t even a town! Why not LC?
þ Convention Center – Expand Rentable facilities at the Chamber strip center in tandem with the theater.
þ Skate and Boat Rental at Lake San Cristobal – www.evergreenrecreation (see Evergreen, CO Park & Recreation)