Thursdays (previously Fridays) at noon! Minutes/Summary is posted on Everyday Olympia.
Here is the direct link:
We posted the "minutes" from last weeks Friday at noon meeting for downtown stakeholders here: http://everydayolympia.com/news/2008/08/05/minutes/
Last Friday representatives from six different organizations with a stake in downtown met to take a full inventory of all of the other organizations associated with downtown and to discuss how all of these organizations might work together for the common good of our city’s core. The general impetus for the meeting was a recent surge in the number of organizations sprouting up in our community – each one to stake claim to their individual downtown-related causes.
I'm surprised, I'm the first one to post something here!!
Last night the City Planning Commission recommended a partial heights rezone on the isthmus.
I posted my comments on Everyday Olympia.
Swing over there to read more about it!
Arts Walk is Friday October 3rd!
I'm looking for artists that are interested in showing their work at einmaleins.
I have a parking lot out-front as well - so we can do something inside and outside.
Swing by the store no later than July 13th and introduce yourself and show your portfolio, so we can decide what fits to the store and to the other artists showing.
Depending on the size of artwork we are planning on 3-5 artists.
So, if you'd like to show your stuff at Arts Walk - this is you chance!
Feel free to contact me for details or if you have questions.
it seems that Olyblog is pretty busy right now, looking at users online.
einmaleins is open today - until the late afternoon at least.
If anyone wants to chat in person - about the world - the community or how to turn Washington St. into a pedestrian-only street - swing by the store and visit.
Bring some coffee by - I'll pay!
cheers and Happy Fourth!
Hyperlocal relevance: Straight from the heart.
Guys, Germany lost in the EURO Soccer Championship.
My life is over, this is the end of it, will I ever be able to smile again??
I watched every game, every move by my favorite players, fought with them, anticipated, worried just short of crying.
Read every article, saw every goal. Compared teams and let my heart out.
But the truth is, the better team wins and so today, Germany lost and Spain won the Cup.
Now I surf the internet in search for answers and reconciliation.
There will be another sunrise, another reason to smile and love and live, right?
And another tournament to give it all.
After an interesting conversation with another business owner this afternoon, (who doesn't share my view on the development of downtown) I had a thought...
What are the underlying issues with the Triway development on the isthmus?
Yes, there is the view and the history and there is the luxury condo-problem and the tax breaks, ...
But, I have a view questions floating around in my head I would like to get some answers from you Olybloggers:
Is downtown good the way it is?
Should it stay the way it is?
Do we need change? Do we mean by change development?
Does development mean more housing? If housing, where and who could build it?
So, if you followed me so far, let's get down another few questions:
How much does it cost to build a multiple story building in downtown.
Who could take on a project like that, finance it, fund it, etc.
Are all developers evil?
If so, who else could build a project like that?
Let's find a solution to those answers and we can come up with a masterplan of how we want Olympia to look like in 10 years - hey, it's Olyblog2018?!?!?
And, then write a "buisness plan" of how we can achieve that.
That's what I did when I wanted to open my business:
Answer all the questions I could think off, write the answers down, answer more questions and write them down and before you know it, you got a working business model.
If we could create some synergy (gotta love that word!), perhaps we could shop the idea to a view developers around town/state and see what they say and perhaps we can come up with an alternative plan/solution for downtown. Usually it's much easier to convince people that they should consider your voice, if you have a plan...
So, with those words I shall leave you for the night to ponder...