Our radio show/podcast guest this week: David Ludescher, a partner at Grundhoefer & Ludescher and a member of the Mayor’s Streetscape Taskforce, talking about the the lack of a decision-making rubric for the expenditure of public dollars, particularly for capital improvement projects like downtown streetscape enhancements. (Comments on this post are disabled. Join the existing discussion attached to David’s guest blog post.)
In this week’s episode of Locally Grown radio show, we opine ad nauseum about last week’s contentious Council meeting.
But we segued nicely to the downtown streetscape planning process and finished with a flourish about industrial land development.
Unlike last week’s R rating, this week’s show is PG-13, with Tracy providing a colorful adjective and verb. Ross, by contrast, was amazingly restrained, at one point saying, “That’s a bunch of… of… balderdash!” when he clearly wanted to say ‘bullshit.’
No one can deny Griff’s rapidly developing photographic skills. Just think, some day when his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brady, Capa and Lange, you’ll be able to say “I knew him when…”.
Many of Griff’s images are of the civic “art” known as Streetscape. His photos have included the Library Plaza, the Riverwalk Arches, and the Parking Lot Screening. All of these pieces are part of a larger scale and longer term effort to visually enhance our town’s infrastructure.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th, there are two opportunities to hear about future plans and projects and give the City of Northfield feedback. From 8:00 am to 9:15 am the NDDC’s Monthly Forum, in the Riverview Conference Room of the Archer House, will focus on this topic and then from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm there will be a Neighborhood Meeting in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the same subject.
Hear the details about and talk to the people guiding this work. It’s a great opportunity to help shape your community.
The new streetscape project at 3rd St. and Hwy 3 was mostly completed last Saturday. I took photos of Architect Spencer Jones there with a crew from Grove Landscaping as they finished up. All that’s left is the installation of a wayfinding sign.