Neighborhood Rally Garage-in-the-Park

A number of individual members of RRNA and other residents/property owners are hosting a RALLY to be held on this Wednesday evening June 20, 2007.

Music arranged by Jim Cullum, paletas and information on the proposed garage-in-the-park will be available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event will be held on the property of Myfe Moore at the corner of River Road and Armour Place; the site of last October’s “music event” during the annual garage sale.

Attendees are asked to enjoy, but respect Ms. Moore’s newly established tree plantings. Activities will be limited to the broad driveway area. Bring chairs if so inclined. The press and public officials are invited.

Thanks, Christopher J. Green

Additionally Chris Green has provided the following information in contrast to what was written in the prior Brackenridge Garage post.

1. The Trustees of the Witte Museum (who mostly live outside the City) now control over 8 acres of Brackenridge Park for their exclusive use.

2. The Witte Museum now wants another acre of land in the Park to construct a 40,000 sq. ft. 340- car parking garage with $1,750,000 of your bond issue money.

3. If you are surprised that your bond issue money is being spent for the garage- in-the-park so is the Bond Issue Co-Chairman Aurora Geis who’s Bond Committee turned the Witte’s request down.

4. The Witte’s claim to only 79 parking spaces is untrue and disputed by the 2001 River Road/Brackenridge Park Access and Circulation Report commissioned by the City of San Antonio.

5. The 30,000 sq. ft. garage presented to City officials is now 40,000 sq. ft. and still growing.

6. When the garage site in the Park was 30,000 sq. ft. the number of trees within the building foot print stood at 144 including, primarily, cedar elms (133) and oaks (11) ranging in size from 6”- 38” in trunk diameter. With an increase in the size of the garage to 40,000 sq. ft. plus an added construction zone trees lost are closer to 200 not counting additional losses involving the relocating (and shortening) of several hundred feet of the tracks of the Brackenridge Eagle.

7. What the Witte calls “Its Campus” is in reality Your Park.

Sincerely, Christopher J. Green

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