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History museum too tall?

After reviewing the latest plan for the open space known as the Cuesta Annex last Wednesday, the Parks and Recreation Commission said the city history museum planned for the rear of the Annex is too tall.

Plans show the building at 35 feet, but commissioners wanted it lower, so as not to block the view of the mountains, said commissioner Ed Mussman.

There are other proposals for the 12-acre space next to Cuesta Park, and the commission said those were fine: a landscaped flood basin in the front half and a heritage orchard along with a small community garden in the back.

"Some people say don't touch it, leave it open space," Mussman said. But with all the amenities, "more people will be able to use it, not just a few."

The City Council will approve the final plans for the Annex in the next few months.

Daniel DeBolt

Comments

Posted by John Doe, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm

The PRC did NOT agree on putting a community garden in the annex. They deadlocked on that and voted 3-1 to investigate putting a garden in Cuesta Park itself


Posted by Mike Laursen, a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 16, 2008 at 10:13 pm

It would be more interesting, and maybe easier to finance and locate, if the group backing the new history museum worked on a single history museum for the entire Valley instead of just Mountain View.


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