Friday, March 23, 2012

And put up a parking lot

With the closing of Mark's Meadow Elementary School two years ago, Crocker Farm picked up 80 new students and a few more teachers, so now, apparently, it's time to expand the parking lot at a cost of $25,000...although I'm not sure why it needs to expand by 20-25 vehicles.

The current plan is to expand the lower parking lot on the north side of the main access road above and below the current parking oasis for 11 cars.  Yes, it would look as though the two maple trees (planted during the 2002 renovation) will become kindling, but Ron Bohonowicz, Director of Facilities, said they may come up with a design to "incorporate them."

After all the trees lost in the unprecedented October 29 snowstorm--a few of them at Crocker Farm--it seems sinful to now whack a couple more, especially on a nice summer day.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even years ago it was tough to park at all school events. I can understand the need now.

Anonymous said...

Do what people do in cities, park on a nearby street and walk -- or go with a friend. people need to rethink what they think of as problems.

Anonymous said...

Right, so in the middle of winter you are supposed to park on a narrow side street so you can pick up your kids. What an idiotic suggestion.

Anonymous said...

People do this all the time. It's called parking and walking. Maybe folks need to get out of the valley more and see the folkways of other people.

Anonymous said...

Not very ecology minded for Amherst.