Save the Spiegel Community Center Playing Field

PETITION TO PRESERVE SPIEGEL COMMUNITY CENTER PLAYING FIELD

We, as residents of the Village and Town of Pittsford, recognize the benefits of rehabilitating the Spiegel Community Center (SCC) to maintain a key community anchor in the walkable part of our Town. A majority of residents supported a $9.3M bond funding this project, which passed a Town-wide public referendum in the Fall of 2016.

The current parking plan proposed by Town officials is unacceptable.  The enlarged parking area spreads far out over the site and eliminates roughly half of the 100-year-old community playing field. This open and untouched green space has been federally listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places (NRHP), which incorporates the entire site of the SCC.

As residents and taxpayers we urgently request the Town take immediate action to remedy this situation by engaging residents in the design process and seriously evaluating preservation alternatives before moving forward.

We favor an open review of the alternative parking plan as proposed by Mayor Corby, which includes the Village’s plan to expand on-street parking adjacent or nearby to the SCC. The Mayor’s plan would fulfill parking needs and preserve a larger and more functional area of our historic playing field.

The SCC playing field has been used by Town and Village residents for over a century. It is the last open, unstructured green space in the Village available to all residents. Let’s take this opportunity to get it right for the next 100 years.

Update #23 months ago
REMINDER : “Meet Up at the Playing Field “ TOMORROW, Sunday, Aug.13, 4PM!!
Join us as we stand (and play) together to support for our 100-year-old community green space! Throw a Frisbee, walk your dog, play your ukulele or just hang out with neighbors. We'll provide green bandanas and treats (for people and dogs) and Mayor Corby will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed alternative parking plan.

Update #13 months ago
Calling All Pittsford Neighbors!
"MEET UP" at the Spiegel Center Playing Field
This Sunday, August 13
4 PM
Bring your family, friends, pets, frisbees, or even musical instruments. Let’s enjoy our wide-open green space and demonstrate our support for the historic community playing field at the Spiegel Community Center.
Mayor Corby will be on hand to answer questions about his proposed alternative parking plan.
Refreshments will be served.
SEE YOU THERE!
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