The Board of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department, 3-0, denying the appeal of our building permit for the maintenance complex. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during this process, with a special thanks to those who came out to the hearing last night. Unfortunately, the process has not yet fully run its course. New information, as it becomes available, will be posted here.
Work is moving forward at a steady pace. Last week Temporary Dog Play Area No. 2 was reopened, followed quickly by the closure of Play Area No. 1. The redwood mulch seems to be keeping the area reasonably dry and usable for our furry friends. The natural boulders to be used to construct the custom designed play features in the children’s play area also arrived on site last week. These beautiful stones are a gift to the project from the Friends of Lafayette Park. And finally, last week we saw the first activation of portions of the site’s new irrigation system. In the short term, the irrigation system will be operated manually to water the existing landscaping and to control dust on the site.
Unfortunately this week we saw the first major rain storm of the season. Muddy conditions make it impossible for the large equipment to navigate safely on the site, so progress made this week has been minimal. Our hopes for a dry winter season are beginning to fade.