Green Design Elementary

EVER GREENER

Jared Gorby’s early designs, Woodburn site, bottom.

UPDATE: SEE NEWEST PLANS, WOODBURN SITE:

Per the old plans, below: it will be very difficult to justify virtually any new off-site road building. Expense aside, many and plenty of roads exist in the immediate school vicinity already, while some could and should be expanded or otherwise improved.

Second, it will also be difficult to justify not covering virtually the entire sidehill with a building, given the premium on needing the upper and lower flat areas for playgrounds and parking, or on-site drives (especially for a consolidated school).

Third, primary access to the school grounds probably should not be via the Mileground (and Charles Avenue, etc), and probably should be via 857 and Richwood Avenue, due to both the high traffic and congested nature of the Mileground, and the lower traffic nature of 857, with the wider street than Charles, et al, that is Richwood Avenue.

The Mileground is a heavily traveled congested “principal arterial” highway leading to neighborhood streets, ” while route 857 is a less-traveled, ¬†free-flowing “minor arterial” road meeting the “collector” road, Richwood Avenue. All these roads (and more) are and would be used for the school, but use of the “minor arterial” and the “collector” is more safe, more healthy, and more feasible than using and depending on the badly congested (and polluted) “principal arterial” and the confines of the “neighborhood streets.”

(ANY TIME AN ADDITIONAL FUNDER WOULD LIKE TO STEP FORWARD TO HELP BUILD, TO HELP MAKE A LANDMARK NEIGHBORHOOD GREEN SCHOOL A REALITY, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US!)

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