80 acres. Wow!
Tim Mitchell did a great job covering the board meeting “live”:
Jeff D’Alessio obviously had an inside scoop and an article ready to go:
I watched the first part of the board meeting – no public comments at all about the high schools. Interesting.
What initially intrigues me is that it seems that the 80 acres we are buying for $3.2 mil is actually a combination of two sites (Ponder + Atkins), based on this image:
Interesting that the Board decided to purchase two sites, committing money that we do not yet have.
Well….. this will be fun. There is going to be a war between those who want to expand and grow versus those who want to improve and make better what we already have. I have my own feelings, but I am still looking for numbers and hard research. Today I got to looking at the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS), and it turns out I work not 25 feet from one of the folks who put a lot of work into the most recent study (they are done every 5 years). They stress a lot of sustainability options + rail, vs what happens when growth takes a higher priority than maintenance. I intend to do a bit more reading in the near future.