On Monday, June 14th , the University Lakes Project conducted a pair of concurrent open house meetings to engage the community around the goals of the project and learn from the community’s visions and concerns. Over 135 persons attended the live event in City Park at the Baton Rouge Gallery, and an additional 75 persons connected via Zoom! The same project information was provided at both meetings, and both offered similar methods for participants to provide feedback to the designers.
Community Input This open house was all about having a community-wide kick off for the phase of the University Lakes project. Both in-person and online, the attendees asked questions, expressed concerns, and generated ideas around three topics:
Program + Culture: What you can do and experience at the lakes
Access + Connectivity: How to get to the lakes safely and comfortably
Water + Nature: The ecological health of the lakes
Give Your Input!
If you weren’t able to make it to the Open House, or if you thought of additional feedback you’d like to give, don’t worry you didn’t miss your chance!
Two ways you can contribute your ideas online through June 30th are:
Location-based commenting using the “CoMap” platform: https://www.universitylakesproject.org/share-ideas
Storyboard commenting platform: https://www.universitylakesproject.org/share-memories
*All surveys have been completed at this time.
Additionally, the project email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and several pop-up displays installed around the lakes will invite participation including one site on University Lake at Milford Wampold Memorial Park and a second at the May Street Park on City Park Lake.
Open House Materials
The items below were presented during the open house event.
Greeting by Rob Stuart, Chairman and CEO of the LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation.
Duration: ~ 2 minutes.
Project Overview and Due Diligence Presentation
Presentation by staff of Sasaki including Anna Cawrse, RLA and Elaine Limmer, AICP.
Duration: ~ 10 minutes.
Over 135 persons attended the event at BREC's Baton Rouge Gallery.
The exhibit boards below were presented during the open house.