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Stadium Way Overlook Benches & Schuster Slope
As a part of the pedestrian amenities included in the Stadium Way improvement project, overlook benches were installed to give pedestrians a place to stop, rest, and enjoy the view.
That view is less stunning than it might otherwise be - unless of course you're stunned by the foliage of the assorted trees growing there.
In a letter to the City Council earlier this month public works staff shared an update on the Stadium Way overlook benches, and on that swath of open space they overlook.
While the benches and overlook spots fell within the purview of the Stadium Way project, the slope below does not.
The slope is a part of the much larger Schuster slope, which is designated open space in City plans, running north up along Schuster Parkway to Garfield Gultch. It's large, steep, and prone to slides and invasive vegetation
According to the letter to Council, the City is currently working towards a contract with Metro Parks to develop a plan to include both the planning and vegetation management of the Schuster alope area, and anticipates that a contract resolution will occur within the next 30-60 days.
In response to citizen interest in the management of and plans for the slope, Environmental Services is also coordinating with citizens and other City departments to develop a more comprehensive approch to managing the area.
Staff will be compiling citizen comments and inquires, along with historical data, to put together a plan to address community concerns including overlook views (or the lack thereof) from Stadium Way), among other issues.
So, has anyone asked you? Do you have any comments or inquiries?
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