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File #: [18-0541]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/11/2018 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/13/2018 Final action: 6/13/2018
Title: Initiate Stakeholder Discussions about 140 West Activation and the Relocation of the Exhale Sculpture.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Asana Partners Design Ideas, 3. Exhale Contract, 4. Exhale Project Overview and Expenditures, 5. Exhale Plumbing Schematics, 6. 140 West Public Space and Exhale Location, 7. Staff Presentation, 8. A RESOLUTION TO INITIATE STAKEHOLDER INPUT INTO THE ACTIVATION OF 140 WEST PLAZA AND RECEIVE INPUT ABOUT THE IDEA OF RELOCATING THE EXHALE STRUCTURE (2018-06-13/R-8)


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Initiate Stakeholder Discussions about 140 West Activation and the Relocation of the Exhale Sculpture.
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Staff:
Department:
Susan Brown, Executive Director
Community Arts and Culture
Rae Buckley, Director, Organizational and Strategic Initiatives
Town Manager's Office

Overview: At the April, 2018 Council Committee for Economic Sustainability meeting, the topic of activating the 140 West Public Plaza arose and the question was raised about the feasibility of relocatinging the Exhale Sculpture. The Town Manager suggested that the topic be brought before the Council for consideration.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council receive preliminary information about the feasibility of relocating the Exhale sculpture and initiate a stakeholder input process to explore ideas for activating the 140 West Public Plaza and receive feedback about the idea of relocating the Exhale sculpture.

Decision Points:
* We recommend that the Council initiate a stakeholder input process to explore ideas for activating the 140 West Public Plaza and receive input about the idea of relocating the Exhale sculpture.

140 West Plaza and the Exhale Sculpture:
* The topic of how to activate the 140 West Plaza has been discussed in forums including Downtown Work Plan feedback sessions, blog conversations and at board and commission meetings. Some of these discussions focus on the relocation of the sculpture and the addition of a different amenity that would draw activity.
* In the summer of 2017, Town staff met with the owners of the 140 West Retail space, Asana Partners, to discuss how the space could be improved to support the retail environment and create a sense of destination in the plaza. Asana Partners engaged their architect and offered some ideas for the plaza that added social amenities, up-fit options and green space.
* The Asana Partners ideas were provided to the Council Committee for Economic Sustainability in April, 2018. At the meeting, some Council members ra...

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