I suppose if you’re going to do something, you ought to do it right. And by right I mean legally…
Last night Ben Oas and I traveled to Eureka with our professor to present the studio’s pavilion design to the Eureka City Council. By doing this presentation for them, we were hoping to get their permission to use the city-owned site as the location for our pavilion.
Ben and I figured this wouldn’t be a huge deal, seeing as we have many contacts in Eureka already and we probably wouldn’t have started the project in the first place if it wasn’t feasible to construct there. But you never know.
The presentation went quickly. (Unfortunately, it went so quickly that I forgot to take any pictures.) We touched on different aspects of the design, using two presentation boards and a model, and we also explained how the city will benefit from having a public pavilion. The city council members asked us several questions, but seemed excited about new construction coming to Eureka. (It also probably helped that we weren’t asking for funding, just permission.)
Ben and I both were really surprised at how proud we felt when the members made a motion, seconded, and approved it. It seems like such a small step in the process, but in that moment we both felt it was the most important step we’ve taken so far.
Small Town Studio is one step closer to beginning the construction phase! Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project!
Post contributed by: Kelsey Angle
Feature Image: A portion of the master plan produced to present to City Council