THIS COULD BE THE FINAL DECISION ON THE FATE OF THE HISTORIC CABIN.
Please Don't Wait To Send An Email!
City Council Will Meet on 11/27/18 at 3 PM or 4 PM (time will be finalized Monday).
Emails must be received before Monday, 11/26/18 at 5 PM.
The city has decided that it cannot move forward on a design for the library until the future location of the cabin is decided. The meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, November 27th.
There is not an opportunity for public testimony, HOWEVER, all emails will be read and considered. Preservation Idaho and The Cabin Writer's Center will present their perspectives. Council may not have seen emails sent to other sites or city personnel so it is CRUCIAL that you send in a new email before Monday, November 25th at 5 PM. Your voice needs to be heard and counted for this meeting.
The visual connection of the new library to the river and the greenbelt won't happen on the first floor. Any views and connection to that open space will be seen from the second floor and above. That means that the cabin is not in the way. A path from the SE corner entrance of the new library will connect to both Capital Boulevard and to the greenbelt. Keep the cabin on it's original, chosen site and get both the preservation of Boise and Idaho's historic past AND the desired connection of the new library to the river's open space and greenbelt.
The email can be very simple. Use your own words or something like this: "I support keeping the cabin on it's original site. Keeping it on-site preserves Idaho history and will save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars that can be better spent on the new library."
Please send the email to: LibraryCampus@cityofboise.org
Emails must be received before Monday, November 26th at 5 PM. EVEN IF YOU SENT AN EMAIL PREVIOUSLY, IT IS IMPORTANT YOU SEND ANOTHER SO THAT CITY COUNCIL SEES THE SWELL OF SUPPORT FOR KEEPING THE CABIN ON-SITE.
Thank you for your support on this important topic. The volume of comments about keeping the cabin is what got us to this hearing. Now we need to make sure we are focused on City Council and their final decision on the matter.
Look at the size of the trees in the picture. Think of the changes and the growth of the area and how it looks now. The cabin is a link to Boise's past and a testament to the economic and cultural development of the city and the state. Let's not lose another link in the chain from the past to the future.
SAVE THE CABIN ON-SITE!