Poll results: Is the tower too big?
No, it's not too big.
It's not the most beautiful building design, but it's pretty okay.
And yes, a high-rise apartment building is a good idea for the Outer Harbor.
Those are the results of the City Hallways Poll: Is the Tower Too Big? The poll, posted all last week, attracted 1,256 responses. That's the most of any City Hallways poll to date.
Question 1: Is the 23-story building too tall for the Outer Harbor?
No - 65 %
Yes - 33%
Undecided - 2%:
Question 2: On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being extremely unattractive and 5 being extremely attractive, how attractive would you rate the building?
(4)Attractive 37 %
(5)Extremely attractive 16%
(1)Extremely unattractive - 12%
Question 3: Is a high-rise apartment building - with restaurants and a bar inside - an appropriate use for this land
No - 22%
Undecided - 6%
City Hall security
I saw this sign posted this morning at the front and back entrances to City Hall. I'm told it's in preparation for the higher security measures expected in City Hall sometime soon - I don't have an exact date, just sometime after the July 4th holiday. Those measures expected to include visitors subject to metal detectors and packages subject to x-ray screening.
Today's Calendar Items
Common Council meeting this afternoon