Now twice a month the Veterans Building Steering Committee meets; the public is welcome. Architectural firm ARG was chosen for the project and its representatives report at each meeting with updated plans to solicit responses. First it spent time gathering information from each group that uses the Vets Hall as to its current usage, needs and wish list.
ARG has been good at keeping an open mind, not limiting itself to any preconceived notion of a veterans hall. It also notes the significance of the building in the history of Danville and the San Ramon Valley.
The Veterans Building Steering Committee, comprising each vested interest group, is giving equal weight to all of its 10 members. They represent the Town Council, local Veterans, the senior community and historic and architectural compatibility interests. They are all working together with a goal of achieving the best of all worlds - individual spaces plus shared areas.
The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 23, at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St. The process is thrilling to observe, as the plans begin to emerge on how to create the best Veterans Memorial Building to serve the community. When the project commences, probably in summer 2010, it will begin with confidence that it could not have been done any better.
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