10/27 Notes + Next Meeting 11/17

POEM Meeting Notes
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Marché Museum Café, UO Campus

In Attendance by Group:  Miriam Jordan, Robert Long, Dana Magliari, Jerry Ross.             Guests: Bob Hart

The Group outlined strategies to continue community discussion of repurposing historic sites such as the historic U.S. Post Office building.

It was reported that another piece of property on the same block as the Post Office is for sale.  This expanded the discussion of envisioning a grander multi-use project on that block that would accommodate the growing needs of the arts and culture community, and perhaps expanding the art gallery district.

It was decided after the November 4 Election would be a good time to begin conversations with members of the Lane County Commission, City Council, and Legislature about receiving support for the best use for the historic U.S. Post Office building and surrounding property.

A letter was sent to the dean of the Arts and Administration Program of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts,  seeking participation from AAA professors and instructors in leading site visits to the PO and assigning student projects related to repurposing the space.

Proposed Upcoming Activities:
*January First Friday ARTWalk (confirmed)
*City Club program
*KLCC “Northwest Passage” interview
*Initiate conversations with surrounding property owners
*Continue conversations with City, County and state officials *Continue conversations with federal government (Jerry Ross – also follow up with LCC Art Department, and Mike Sullivan) *Contact AAA of the UO to present project for student consideration as a class project (Miriam Jordan)
*Follow up on information that the property adjacent to the historic building is also for sale. (Dana Magliari)
*Visit Albany Post Office that was recently repurposed *Update POEM supporters of recent events (Miriam & Robert)

    Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Marché Museum Café at UO.

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    About roberthilllong

    I publish photography, poetry, prose poetry, and flash fiction as Robert Hill Long. I work at the University of Oregon, and can be contacted here: rohilong [at] uoregon [dot] edu.
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    2 Responses to 10/27 Notes + Next Meeting 11/17

    1. malexisjordan says:

      It was interesting to learn that the Muse Lounge building is now for sale. Perhaps we can think bigger.

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