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City looks to trim $100 million from Rengstorff Park plan

Original post made on Mar 6, 2013

The largest park in the city's most dense neighborhood is now closer to seeing a facelift. Having passed on a $136 million revamp of Rengstorff Park and its community center in 2011, City Council members took a liking to a modest $32 million proposal on Tuesday.

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Posted by Silly Question on Crisanto Avenue closure
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Mar 6, 2013 at 11:36 am

Should Crisanto Avenue be closed, wouldn't half the parking spots (and street parking) be inaccessible? Also wouldn't there be an issue for ADA or emergency vehicles access to the aquatics Park? Seems to me that this would require a bit more planning than just deciding to have bike path or more open space.

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Posted by @Silly Question
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Crisanto would only be closed closer to Rengstorff. We still get access to the apartments on Crisanto and access to parking at the park. It would be closed to thru traffic not closed for the entire street.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Could a youth-oriented theatre be build in the back (>500 seating) if the school district came up with the $ ? Joint-Powers Authorities can be wonderful things, ref. 2 shared community sports facilities at Crittenden and Graham. CSMA might also be a partner (JPAs can include non-profits). dear MVWSD Bd. members (no e-discussion)

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Posted by Konrad Sosnow
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

My hat is off to the City Council for taking a dollar-wise approach instead of a gold plated solution

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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I'm glad they're widdling back on the spending. Good for the city council.

I'm also in favor of closing Crisanto along the park. The solution would be to turn it into a parking lot. This would address some people's concerns about ADA access to the pool and not require other space in the park to be turned into parking.

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Posted by Wording
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

How is the City "saving" if nothing was ever formally planned? C'mon Voice! It's still an incremental expense.

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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hoping when they start doing up the Community Center they don't run into little surprises that involve fixing up a building that is 50 years old. Other then that good idea, nice theater for students, the community and the users.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Compared to squandering $136,000,000.00, blowing only $32,000,000.00 is prudent spending? Mountain View doesn't have any thing more important needing funds?

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Posted by Susan
a resident of Castro City
on Mar 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Please don't close Crisanto! The nightmare that the California/Escuela intersection would become is unthinkable! The number of cars in and out of the apartments that back up to the Park is incredible. Dump all of that down Escuela and it will become a slaughter alley every day.

A few parking spaces aren't worth the traffic jams and danger to pedestrians and residents. Seldom are the parking spaces all used anyway. Only for special events. Do THAT study before blocking off an improtant little street!