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Monday, October 22, 2012

Lowertown Ballpark Update: Bidding for the Ballpark accepted! Ballpark Design meeting thus Postponed?
Will this bidding process: http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_21792292/st-paul-put-design-saints-ballpark-out-bid, which begins November 30th, be limited to the actual construction of the ballpark project, or include conceptual ballpark facility designs?

Here is our newest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-BGEfMy4I&feature=youtu.be. Christin and Bill discuss this bidding process and why the first 'Lowertown Ballpark Design and Construction Committee' meeting, October 18th, was subsequently postponed. Will this group be expected to pre-approve the city's plans being the July 2012 City Council resolution states it will have "... a focus on ensuring that a livable and economically viable neighborhood is maintained throughout the construction process and after the ballpark is open" or will they actually have a say in its 'design' and be allowed to seek community input as well?


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info and updates.
Tom Russ - Saint Paul

Pat H - Taylors Falls said...

Have you taken into account the angle of the sun at game time and the effect that it may have on the final design of the new ballpark?

raisingstpaul said...

An earlier post addresses the sun issue and if you have time look at the Power-point presentation on the left side of this page...

The angle of the field is to the northwest/north. The site plan shows peak sun on June 22nd, over the left shoulder of a right handed batter.

For about a month on either side of that date a curtain/sunscreen can be pulled between outfield lightposts as needed and only during evening games.

Two perspective illustrations show this unconventional, but very effective concept at work.

Patrick J. Driscoll said...

After all the comments, ALMOST all of which are favorable to using the building rather than tearing it down, the main issue is still out there. Will the city have an open dicussion on the use, (or non-use) of the Gillette Building. I have seen nothing to the effect that such a meeting,(open meeting), will be held and all emails I have sent and all phone calls I have made and left messages on, I have received no answers. Others I have talked to say they have the same results.
Why is Mayor Coleman ignoring the people who put him in office?