After our initial launch last month, a few of you suggested we start a blog to better communicate our thoughts on the redevelopment of Town Center. We thought it was an excellent suggestion, so we are proud to announce that we are re-launching as a blog.
We’re currently working on a lot of exciting projects designed to bring awareness to our generation’s participation in this next phase of Columbia’s growth. More importantly, switching to a blog also allows us to hear from you in real time, which we always welcome.
So now that you’re up to date on our new look, let’s move on to some good news out of Columbia. We were invited to a press conference in Symphony Woods today given by a new group called Columbia Tomorrow. They held the event there to highlight the fact that it is unhealthy, underutilized and disconnected from the rest of downtown.
Phil Engelke, Columbia Tomorrow’s Vice President, stated the last time he was in Symphony Woods was when he took his now grown kids to the petting zoo that used to be there. Hint: that’s a really long time. I guess if you’re not into music (Merriweather) or wine (Wine in the Woods) there’s really not a lot going on in the woods.
Add to that the years of neglect and watershed mismanagement, and Symphony Woods is in bad shape. Columbia Tomorrow believes we have a crown jewel here in our backyard, and they want to see it live up to its potential. We think they have a great point, and look forward to working in conjunction with them to ensure that Symphony Woods will be enjoyed for many generations to come.
That’s all for now. But please check back often as we plan to be much more active, both online and in the community.