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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is gathered from the Marquette City Police Department dispatch logs recorded at the time the calls were received. The reported incidents may have turned out to be unfounded once the police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space constraints.

August 4

≤ 2:43 am, alarm, the building was secure, 1900 Industrial Parkway block

≤ 4:39 am, property inspection, block 2300, county road 550

≤ 7:14 a.m., public peace, harassment complaint, 900 blocks from rue Wilson

≤ 7:28 a.m., parking, parking complaint, 500 North Third Street block

8:55 a.m., assistance, block 500, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 9:08 a.m., parking, parking complaint, 400 block Oak Street

≤ 9:27 a.m., newspaper entry, 300 West Baraga Avenue block

≤ 9:35 a.m., animal control, animal complaint, block 2100, avenue Presque Isle

≤ 9:50 am, general, fingerprints, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 11:44 am, general, fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 1:29 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

1:52 p.m., traffic control, Seventh Street near Spring Street

≤ 2:36 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 3 p.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 200 block West Washington Street

≤ 3:05 p.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 300 West Fair Avenue block

≤ 3:18 p.m. South Beach parking complaint 800 block South Lake Street

≤ 3:45 p.m., parking complaint at Sunset Point, Peter White Drive

5:05 p.m., animal control, dog welfare control in a vehicle, controlled area, departed on arrival, Peter White Drive

≤ 5:25 p.m., suspect, vehicle parked near skate park, questioned about orders banning camping in parks, 1400 Pine Street block

≤ 5:51 p.m., parking, parking complaint, Sheridan Street near Jefferson Street

≤ 5:54 p.m., property inspection, block 700, boulevard Lakeshore

≤ 6:05 p.m., mental, South Seventh Street near West Spring Street

≤ 6:39 p.m., theft complaint, 1000 block West Washington Street

≤ 6:55 p.m., unlawful removal of an automobile, 900 Garfield Avenue block

≤ 7:01 p.m., non-road accident, hit-and-run accident on private property, block 400 South Lakeshore Boulevard

≤ 7:08 p.m., Michigan Public Health Code violation, discovery of marijuana, turned over to agent for destruction, 1100 West Washington Street block

≤ 7:19 p.m., theft complaint, 900 Wright Street block

≤ 7:23 p.m., fire accident, firefighters assisted on a vehicle fire, 2200 block Fitch Avenue

≤ 8:10 p.m., non-road accident, private property accident, Peter White Drive

≤ 8:12 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 8:15 p.m., parking complaint, 400 block West Spring Street

≤ 8:25 p.m., traffic control, 200 block South Seventh Street

≤ 8:31 p.m., suspect, subject in the bushes, moved, 2100 block Wilkinson Avenue

≤ 9:50 p.m., public peace, appellant reports subject walking down street screaming and swearing, subject upset while working on lawn mower, 500 block West Baraga Avenue

10 p.m. Property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 10:02 p.m., property inspection, 400 block Coast Guard Road

≤ 10:12 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 10:30 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 11:18 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 11:56 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 11:57 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 11:58 p.m., property inspection, block 2300, county road 550

5 August

≤ 12:37 am, property inspection, 100 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 12:38 am, property inspection, liquor inspection, 100 block West Baraga Avenue

12:59 am, disorderly driving, intoxicated subject, 1300 North Third Street block

≤ 2:42 am, property inspection, 200 block North Lakeshore Boulevard

≤ 3 hrs, property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 3:01 am, property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 3h10, public peace, noisy subjects, contact established, waiting for a trip, advised to calm down, 200 block Rock Street

≤ 3:15 am, property inspection, US 41 South

≤ 3:51 am, property inspection, 1000 North Third Street block

≤ 4:41 am, property inspection, 100 block West Spring Street

≤ 5:09 am, property inspection, North Marquette schools

≤ 5:10 am, property inspection, South Marquette schools

≤ 8:32 am, traffic, traffic control, Seventh Street near Spring Street

≤ 10:34 am, general, fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 10:57 a.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 200 West Bluff Street block

≤ 11:07 am, assistance, well-being check, contact with the subject, all is well, 200 Whetstone Road block

≤ 11:16 am, fingerprints, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

11:43 a.m., fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 11:45 a.m., Parking Complaint, Block 900 South Lake Street

12:21 p.m., malicious destruction of property, 1100 Champion Street block

≤ 1:28 p.m., Theft Building, 1000 Grove Street Block

≤ 2:01 PM, Animal Control, Dog Welfare Control in Vehicle, Dog Control, Everything’s Alright, 100 Block West Washington Street

≤ 3:09 p.m., private property accident, 100 block West Bluff Street

≤ 3:22 p.m., vehicle lock, 3000 Island Beach Road block

≤ 4:01 p.m., two-car property damage accident, Washington Street near US 41 West

≤ 5:53 p.m., suspect, vehicle in drive-thru refusing to leave, moved, 1100 block West Washington Street

≤ 6:30 p.m., juvenile complaint, release to parents, 500 block East Ridge Street

≤ 6:57 p.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 100 block West Main Street

≤ 7 p.m., suspect, report of subject looking in garage windows, owner just wanted it noted, 900 block North Lakeshore Boulevard

≤ 7:28 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

≤ 7:29 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 7:35 p.m., domestic assault, domestic violence, separated parties, 400 block Fisher Street

≤ 7:37 p.m., hit-and-run accident and property damage, 1600 Kimber Avenue block

≤ 7:38 p.m., criminal harassment, harassment complaint, 700 block Pioneer Road

≤ 8:45 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 9:07 p.m., disorderly conduct, subject report yelling at people in Harlow Park, subject had left upon arrival, 600 block West Washington Street

≤ 9:28 p.m., drunkenness, intoxicated subject report, moved, 200 block Whetstone Road

≤ 9:38 p.m., property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 9:55 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 9:57 p.m., drunkenness, complaint from an intoxicated subject still in the area, controlled area, party on arrival, Village Pierre à Aiguiser

≤ 10:23 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 10:25 p.m., property inspection, 400 block Coast Guard Road

≤ 10:40 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 10:55 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

≤ 11:04 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 11:06 p.m., non-road accident, private property accident, 200 block West Hewitt Street

≤ 11:18 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 11:22 p.m., property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 11:23 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 11:25 p.m., property inspection, block 2400, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 11:31 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 11:40 p.m., property inspection, block 1300, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 11:45 p.m., drunk driving, arrest, incarcerated, East Fair Avenue near High Street

≤ 11:45 p.m., property inspection, 100 block Coles Drive

≤ 11:53 p.m., property inspection, 1000 Harbor Hills Drive block

August 6

≤ 12:23 am, animal control, dog found, turned over to UPAWS, 400 block North Fourth Street

≤ 1:06 am, disorderly driving, report of disorderly subject in parking lot, arrested on warrant from another agency, dropped off, 100 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 5 hrs, property inspection, 700 Chippewa Square block

≤ 6:24 am, property inspection, South Marquette schools

≤ 6:40 a.m., parking, parking complaint, 500 North Third Street block

≤ 8:43 am, broken down vehicle, owner has help en route, Peter White Drive

≤ 10:44 am, parking complaint, 100 block West Bluff Street

≤ 10:58 am, two subjects appeared to be watching in vehicles, checked area, departed on arrival, 100 block Jackson Cut alley

≤ 11:03 am, fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 11:17 a.m., locate attempt issued for a person on a mission outside of Chocolay Township, subject located, taken to family, 200 block North Front Street

≤ 12:21 p.m., animal complaint, Peter White Drive

≤ 12:23 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 1:42 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 1:44 p.m., malicious destruction of vehicle property, 200 block West Michigan Street

≤ 1:55 p.m., theft complaint, 200 block West Washington Street

≤ 2:18 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

≤ 2:32 p.m., followed by a complaint received regarding a marijuana plant, contact established with the owner, had to relocate the plant, 1700 block Longyear Avenue

2:34 p.m., property inspection, block 2400, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 2:53 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 3:40 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 3:52 p.m., traffic control, Seventh Street near Spring Street

≤ 4:30 p.m., property inspection, block 500, boulevard North Lakeshore

4:45 p.m., watch issued for vehicle in the lot, elderly couple, all is well, block 1900, boulevard Lakeshore

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Changing spaces in familiar dining venues

By Caleb Lunetta

Senior Signal Editor

When COVID restrictions forced restaurants to rotate, many made the outdoor food court – whether on a sidewalk or part of a newly walled parking lot – part of their new normal.

As vaccine distribution increases daily and the city of Santa Clarita seeks to revert to pre-pandemic rules, it will be interesting to see how the dining experience adjusts as restaurants return to their usual space.

Local restaurateurs noted that many preferred the change of atmosphere, and although some were able to expand their space thanks to the new regulations, everyone is no doubt looking forward to a day when such dining choices can be completely. optional.

In June, the state of California announced that restaurants would be allowed to return to 100% of their indoor capacity. And while restaurants have reportedly been pleased with the development, after spending the past year at a fraction of their staff and seats, Jason Crawford, economic development manager for the City of Santa Clarita, said the city and the restaurants wanted a transition period for restaurants that would need to demolish their temporary outdoor dining experience.

After August 17, about two months after the state cleared the new capacity rules, tables in parking spaces, tents blocking traffic, and all other temporary devices allowed in recent months due to COVID and the need for social distancing must be lifted.

“After the expiration of August 16, you will still be able to sit on the patio of one of the restaurants, for example, Main Street, but you just won’t be able to go out and sit in a parking space,” he said. Crawford said. “During COVID, we allowed restaurants to expand even further into sidewalks and parking lots. And that was on a temporary basis when they couldn’t be fully occupied indoors.”

“We spoke to some of our restaurants and suggested a two-month transition rather than just ending it abruptly,” Crawford added, saying about 100 local restaurants have been granted the free permit to extend their meals in the open. air. “The restaurants have had a very difficult time over the past year and a half, so it was important for us to work with them. “

But just because the expansion of outdoor dining will be reduced slightly, Crawford said the city continues to support outdoor dining. From Main Street to downtown Valencia, Stevenson Ranch to Canyon Country, from family experiences to intimate experiences, Crawford said a number of local establishments have permanent outdoor dining facilities that will be available even after. that the tents were taken down this past week.

Why dine outdoors?

Of course, the weather plays a role, an official said.

“I think larger groups are more interested,” said Ryan Wilkonn, manager of Rattler’s BBQ, when he explained why he thinks people like the al fresco dining option so much. “It gives you more space for yourself and depending on the weather people will appreciate it when it’s 75-80 degrees.”

Rattler’s barbecue had a COVID-19 front patio that could seat around 35 people and when COVID hit they were allowed to expand that outdoor capacity, they doubled that number.

“They’re in no real rush,” Wilkonn said when asked why anyone would choose, when it’s an option, to choose to eat outside rather than inside. “People who sit outside take their time to enjoy their meal. “

Caroline Law, co-owner of Draconum Brewery, said the outdoor dining experience at Draconum, from its original design, has been designed in such a way that the beer garden makes you feel like you are in. Europe or somewhere that looks like a tavern.

“Even back to the original design and concept, we wanted picnic tables because that also opens up an additional social experience; it allows people to have bigger parties that allow a whole group to get together and spend time or just a family.

“People who want to hang themselves, they know all the games are out,” Law added.

What is a part of the outdoor dining experience?

“We find that customers want to be able to connect for a dining experience in a safe but comfortable space,” said Jeffrey Compton, general manager of Lazy Dog restaurant in Valencia. “Our guests really appreciate our spacious outdoor terrace with comfortable tables which are shaded by umbrellas during the day and warmed with additional heaters at night.

“Our relaxed atmosphere and dog-friendly terraces also make the setting very accessible and make our customers want to come back,” he added.

Law agreed with Compton that the experience of an outdoor meal is different from an indoor meal because the activities that are part of the experience differ from place to place. ‘other.

“It allows the bocci ball, it allows the cornhole, the Giant Jenga,” Law said. “There is a lot of entertainment value. “

And for those with kids, eating outdoors can be fun for people of all ages, and there’s something for everyone, experts said.

“They come in and know this is where they can come and sit and really just enjoy the craft beer and great pub style food,” Law said. “So I think that’s what (the outdoor diners) have come to know, love and expect… it’s that kind of unique feeling” It’s your backyard, but not your backyard -court “.”

In the wake of COVID-19, and the lessons learned as well as the positive feedback they’ve received from first-time al fresco diners, Rattler’s, for example, is considering changing its previous style, despite the changes it made. to laws.

“We’re thinking of doing a bigger part of it, because a lot of the outside tables that we didn’t have before have worked really well, people seemed to really like that,” Wilkonn said. “So we keep five of the tables that we put there. “

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Stone Temple Baptist Church pastor on mission to bring beauty, peace and restoration to North Lawndale – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – We talk a lot about the crime happening in the South and West neighborhoods of Chicago, but there are also so many stories of ordinary people doing amazing things.

One of them is the woman you are going to meet. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos spent time with a pastor in North Lawndale, a neighborhood she serves and works hard to revive.

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“I want people to look at the assets that are here, like the beautiful gray and brown stones,” said Reshorna Fitpatrick, executive pastor of historic Stone Temple Baptist Church. “I want them to see the beauty. I want them to see peace.

Her mission is to bring beauty, peace and restoration to North Lawndale, the West Side neighborhood where she grew up and now works.

“If I wake up and don’t do anything for someone else, oh my God, I’m like, ‘Did you really serve your purpose today?’ She said.

A garden next to the church is an image of purpose; a labor of love planted and pruned by many, including volunteers from the Sinai Congregation of Chicago, a synagogue located nearly 10 miles in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

Volunteer and Susan Stone from Sinai said if anyone can make a difference in North Lawndale, it’s Fitzpatrick.

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“Reshorna is just a remarkable force in the community and has been a wonderful partner,” said Stone.

And this garden partnership has produced an abundance of kale, Swiss chard, cabbage, greens, squash, and more. Everything is available for anyone who needs it.

“We’re in a space where it’s a food desert, aren’t we? So we grow food, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables. People can come in and grab them and eat them, and I think that’s adorable, ”Fitzpatrick said.

The pastor took Bigos through busy Douglas Boulevard to a plaza full of flowers and plants, and plans to turn a cluster of shipping crates into cafes and flower shops to create training and jobs for the inhabitants of the neighborhood; a haven of peace in North Lawndale.

“Every space may not be peaceful, but this one is. The one opposite is. The ones we create are, ”said Fitzpatrick. “Imagine if we create a space on each block. We will have peace on every block. This is what I strive for.

The Stone Temple Baptist Church opened in 1926 as a synagogue. In the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the church on several occasions.

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We will continue to follow Fitzpatrick on his mission to North Lawndale. She said she was way ahead.

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Zoning relief requested for 3 projects at St. Paul’s Highland Bridge – Twin Cities

Three new real estate projects could soon advance at Highland Bridge, the 135-acre property commonly known as “the Ford Site.” And everyone is looking for zoning relief.

On Tuesday, the St. Paul Zoning Appeals Board will meet to consider three zoning waiver requests – two related to an affordable housing project, one related to a medical office building – at the former Ford Motor Cos location. . Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Highland Park.

The factory that operated there from 1925 to 2011 was demolished and the land cleaned to residential standards. The Ryan Cos., The site’s lead developer, worked hand-in-hand with the city to find new real estate opportunities, from residences and office buildings to grocery stores.


Project for Pride in Living, a Minneapolis-based affordable housing provider, proposed the Emma Norton Residence, a five-story community at 801 Mt. Curve Boulevard.

The building will include 60 units of “supportive housing” attached to 6,700 square feet of administrative and social services offices, as well as off-street parking and bicycle parking. The proposed development seeks three deviations for the required floor area ratio (3.45 instead of a maximum of 3), maximum land coverage (77.9 percent instead of a maximum of 70 percent ) and a greater number of facility residents in a supportive housing complex than is zoned (64 residents instead of 16).


Project for Pride in Living’s Nellie Francis Court would be a five-story multi-family building covering 75 residential units geared towards working low to moderate incomes at 2285 Hillcrest Ave.

The structure would include 38 off-street parking spaces and bicycle parking. The developer is looking for five variants, including floor area ratio (3.04 instead of a maximum of 3), open space (22.1 percent instead of the required 25 percent), building height (60 ′ 9 ″ instead of a maximum of 48 feet ‘River Town and Crossings Overlay District of the Mississippi River Critical Corridor area).

In addition, the Nellie Francis Court project would install 38 off-street parking spaces, instead of the required minimum of 56. The promoter did not offer any carpool space, instead of the one required for every 50 to 200 housing units. . .


The Ryan Companies have proposed a two-story multi-tenant medical office building at 2270 Ford Parkway. The building, with a leasable area of ​​62,500 square feet, would provide 16 surface parking spaces, 266 structured parking spaces and bicycle parking.

The Ryan Cos are looking for three variations. The first variance concerns a proposed floor area ratio of 0.94, which would be lower than the required minimum floor area ratio of 1. The developer has not provided any carpool space, instead of the eight that would be required in the Ford website framework. Zoning and Real Public Master Plan.

Finally, the master plan requires that a building setback facing Gateway Park extends a maximum of 10 feet. Parts of the proposed medical office building are expected to be set back between 10.7 feet and 64.6 feet from the park.

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Besides wines and vines, the ‘other’ Healdsburg is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Editor’s Note: This summer we’re posting a series of stories with ideas for local outdoor recreation, from easy walks and biking trips to the zipline and hearty hikes. Enjoy the variety of activities in our own backyard and get out there!

A popular marketing story in the Healdsburg wine industry is that winemakers and vineyard managers are farm laborers of the land. “We’re just farmers,” they like to say. As a bunch of “salt of the earth” who only work the land, they sweep away all aristocratic airs and golden stereotypes.

But what could use a good marketing campaign, and is often lost amid the endless rows of vineyards, is the idea that the same land these farmers cultivate is also home to a plethora of hiking, biking trails. and kayaks.

“You can only eat and drink that much. At some point you want to get out there and go on an adventure, ”says Randy Johnson, owner of Getaway Adventures and Wine Country Bike Tours.

Welcome to the best excuse to burn off a prix fixe marathon meal at the three-star Michelin restaurant – the other Healdsburg, an outdoor lover’s paradise that spills over into the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys.

“Hotel concierges tell us all the time that they’re always looking for something to say to their customers when they ask: What can we do outside in Healdsburg? ”, Explains Rochelle Collier, General Manager of River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe Trips.

And it’s not just for wide-eyed tourists. Many locals forget that adventure awaits them in their own backyards. Just in time for the last hurray in August, here’s a quick rundown of the outdoor activities in and around Healdsburg.


Located near Veterans Memorial Beach, River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe Trips was recently purchased by Southern California transplant recipients David and Kim Lockhart. She works in marketing for Sony Pictures and is a freelance actor-filmmaker and martial arts guru who occasionally sings in a Doors tribute band.

They have so much faith in the Russian River boat rental business that they bought it during the pandemic and have been renovating ever since, hauling nine tons of sand by truck to create a bigger beach, where they also have concerts on weekends. -end.

As drought causes historically low flows in the Russian River – typically they will see between 75 and 125 cfs (cubic feet per second) of water, and lately it’s around 25 to 40 cfs – that hasn’t prevented customers from renting canoes. and kayaks and enjoy the river all summer long, says Collier.

“If you hit a gravel bar, you have to get out of the boat and bring it back into the channel,” she said. “But we put leashes on each boat, so it’s not that difficult.”

The Lockharts didn’t open the Alexander Valley trip this summer, but the popular 5-mile self-guided Rio Trip is doing well. Lately, kayakers have seen river otters “more than ever,” says Collier, as well as ospreys, herons and turtles.

Rates from $ 75 to $ 150 for the 3-6 hour trip to Rio. 4 years and over. 13940 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg. 707-433-7247.

By two wheels

“There is a really pent-up demand to go out,” says Randy Johnson, owner of Getaway Adventures. “I can’t tell you how many people called us up and said, ‘We just wanna do something, anything, just put us on a bike, put us on a kayak, take us out somewhere. . “

Her biggest problem right now is finding enough guides to cover demand, as business is three times higher than before the pandemic.

“It was crazy,” he said. “We get a lot of last minute bookings and our rental business has grown significantly. “

Guided tours range from 10 to 15 miles, with a gourmet lunch and plenty of stops in between. Packages range from full-day bike rentals and private guided tours to self-guided multi-day trips from the coast to redwood forests to winding valley roads that take guests from winery to winery. and in guest rooms, with luggage delivered every step of the way.

Healdsburg Bike & Wine Tour $ 250. Daily self-guided bike rental (hybrid, electric and road) from $ 39 to $ 99. Pedal and paddle day trip starting at $ 144. 61 Front Street, Healdsburg. 800-499-2453.


For a great hike to the top of Dry Creek Valley, take Dry Creek Road through Sbragia Winery to Lake Sonoma. On the other side of the bridge, park in the Little Flat parking lot and cross Rockpile Road, where you will find access to the trailhead. The 4.7 mile round trip Little Flat to Bummer Peak trail winds through madrone, scrub oak, and manzanita, climbing 974 feet and the reward of breathtaking views of the valley.

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Walton County Approves Commercial Project on County Road 30A

FREEPORT – A unanimous vote by the Walton County Technical Review Committee on Wednesday paved the way for commercial development on County Road 30A at Tanglewood Drive.

Panama City Beach-based developer Nissim Afuta’s plan calls for the construction of a 6,233 square foot one-story structure on 0.80 acre land on the west side of CR 30A, about a mile south from its western intersection with the US Highway. 98. There is a mix of land uses in the area, including residential properties, and residents of the area have expressed concerns about previous versions of the proposal.

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The proposal had already been submitted to the Technical Review Committee (TRC), and following feedback from the neighborhood, Afuta and the engineering firm working with him, Nautilus Civil Engineers, based in Santa Rosa Beach, redesigned the project. .

As approved on Wednesday, the project now includes entry and exit points along CR 30A and Tanglewood Drive, as well as nearly two dozen internal parking spaces and increased attention to the site’s vegetation.

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Going forward, however, will require the developer to pay just over $ 61,000 as a “proportional fair share” of the projected impact of the development on transportation infrastructure in the immediate area. In addition, Afuta underwent a “preservation buyout” assessment – a reflection of the project’s impact on the natural environment, before work could begin.

Since the project is classified as “minor development” under county regulations, it will not require any review or decision by the Walton County Council of Commissioners. It will, however, have to meet construction requirements and other necessary permits to continue moving forward.

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TRC votes to move plans for Greg Orr Porsche dealership

On Wednesday, the TRC voted to move plans for a car dealership – proposed for the south side of US Highway 98 east of Don Bishop Road and west of Sugar Drive – forward for the September meeting. of the Design Review Board, the next step in the development review process.

Greg Orr Porsche is currently planned as a 28,450 square foot structure, comprising a showroom, service and office spaces and associated infrastructure on a 3.44 acre lot.

Plans for the dealership had been filed earlier by the county for a redesign, and TRC members learned on Wednesday that Porsche itself had requested a redesign of the plan.

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And at a January TRC meeting, Walton County Planning Director Mac Carpenter questioned whether the concessionaire could be authorized on the US 98 portion of the Scenic Corridor.

David Smith of Innerlight Engineering, the Miramar Beach firm working with Orr, told TRC on Wednesday that the firm was responding to a number of questions included in a report from planning staff on the proposal, including issues related to the presence of the concessionaire on the panoramic corridor. .

Some of the issues that must be addressed for the site include the location of parking spaces, required vegetation and signage.

Addressing the engineering firm’s work on planning staff questions, Smith told TRC members that the firm was “in great shape to respond” just before the committee’s decision to send the proposal to the Board of Directors. design review.

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The VLT parody piece, First Friday ArtWalk

Forecasters are predicting fiery weather to subside a bit and just in time for weekend events. The county’s cultural institutions are going all out with outdoor events across the city. COVID-19 conditions encourage social distancing, but with music, food and fun in the sun, there is plenty of space to celebrate during this time.

Below are some highlights that are following a strong civic impetus. For a list of all events, visit

“Ministers of Grace”, a Shakespearean parody of “Ghostbusters”

For its return (outdoors) to its live performances this weekend, the Very Little Theater asks audiences, “Who are you going to call?”

“Ministers of Grace” will parody the classic 1984 film “Ghostbusters” as part of the VLT’s theatrical comeback on stage since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of appearing under rafters, the show will take place under blue skies and green leaves as the venue continues to reshape its historic 70-year-old building. With wider seats, a bigger stage and new lighting rig set to debut in January 2022, “Minister” will be one of the company’s only performances in the sun and possibly the first of 92 years of VLT history.

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The piece, according to development and marketing coordinator Jessica Ruth Baker, is unique outside of the VLT regular season. The performance will be free in part to thank the community for support during the theater’s extended closure. The cast, Baker said in an email, are delighted to be back in front of live faces.

“Every person in our cast is thrilled,” Baker said. “A lot of us have enjoyed doing virtual theater over the past year and a half, both pre-recorded and live, but it’s hard to match the feeling you get when you’re in the same physical space as members of the public. “

“Minister” characters like Russell Dyball (Peter Venkman) and Kari Welch (Dana Barrett) will fight a spiritual infestation with a twist: Dialogue was adapted into Elizabethan English from the Shakespearean era. The VLT combines the memorable characters and lines from the movie with low-tech effects and silly antics.

“Ministers of Grace” is a work published by playwright Jordan Monsell, who has received readings around the world. VLT will most likely be the play’s first staged performance, Baker said. To support the local arts, Monsell allowed the VLT to perform “Ministers” for free instead of possibly attending the show.

“Ministers of Grace” will take place Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm in the parking lot of the VLT, 2350 Hilyard St. Free and donations welcome; tickets and information at 541-344-7751 or

#instaballet will perform during the First Friday ArtWalk at Capitello Wines, 540 Charnelton St.

Strong points

  • United Way of Lane County 75th Anniversary Kicks Off in the Park“will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road. Free ice cream, food trucks, a family magic show, story time and more will accompany the unveiling of the initiatives. Unitedway’s anniversary year of cultivating just and resilient South Willamette communities More information at
  • Lane Arts Council First Friday ArtWalk returns just in time to kick off Eugene Cultural Services Visual Arts Week at the Park Blocks, south of Eighth Avenue, east and west of Oak Street. At 5:30 pm, Mayor Lucy Vinis will deliver an opening address, poet Jorah LaFleur will present his oral piece on the theme “Emergence” and UP UP UP Inc. will follow with a “Crane Truck Circus Show” at 6 pm . Free, with at least 20 additional artistic and creative events running until 8:30 p.m. More information at
  • Eugene’s ballet dancers and live musicians will bring #performance instaballet 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Lane Arts Council’s first ArtWalk Friday at Capitello Wines, 540 Charnelton St. Free with food and drink to buy at Capitello Wines and Pizzeria DOP food truck. Details at
  • the “Pop-Up Pentecost Block Party 2021” bounces from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday along Third Avenue West. Music and merriment throughout Pentecost will be provided by local traders and neighborhood residents with festivities surrounding the main stage of Ninkasi Brewery, “G-Spot” at 272 Van Buren Street. Groups include Gold Casio, Camp Crush, Laundry, Beat Crunchers, Sam & Courtesy Clerks and many more. Free. Learn more at

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Four apartment buildings planned for the old McIntosh College in Dover NH

DOVER – Portsmouth-based developer Todd Baker, president of Baker Properties, plans to build four apartment buildings on the former McIntosh College property at 23 Cataract Ave.

Baker said each of the four multi-family apartment buildings is expected to have four floors with a total of 156 units. After purchasing the property in 2018, Baker and his team became involved with the city’s zoning committee when it assessed the rezoning of certain areas, like the old McIntosh College plot, to better meet the needs and to changing community concerns.

“Many people have told us that Dover needs affordable housing,” Baker said. “We have designed this project with this in mind and hope to build 156 new residential units to help meet these needs.”

Baker has been involved in commercial real estate for two decades. His company owns more than a dozen commercial real estate developments in the area, including Bowl-O-Rama Square in Portsmouth, Exeter Crossing Square and Hampton Airfield.

“What we’re trying to do is find properties that we think can be improved to meet the needs of the community,” Baker said. “This is an important project for us, and we are looking forward to it.”

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The apartment development by Baker in Dover is planned for part of the 12.1 acre property. He noted that the existing buildings have been recently renovated and are leased to several local businesses and organizations like Great Bay Services, Great Bay Calvary Church and Rising Phoenix Martial Arts. The existing building, along with two existing residential units in the college’s former administrative offices at 61 Rutland Street, will remain intact, he said.

McIntosh Commons should be located near the Spaulding Toll Freeway, between Exits 7 and 8 of Rutland Street.

The vision of the McIntosh Commons apartments

One of the things that drew Baker to the Dover property was the visible frontage location on Route 16, where the property’s large parcel of land has a relatively small building footprint. Since most of the property is paved, there are parking areas for more than 300 spaces, where only 80 parking spaces are needed for existing buildings, he said. Baker said his team needed to reinvent the way to redevelop unused space.

McIntosh Commons Apartments are rated to vary in size. It envisions one-bedroom and one-bath units of 776 square feet, as well as two-bedroom and two-bath units of 1,168 square feet and three-bedroom and two-bath units of 1,554 feet. squares. About 28%, or 42, of the 156 units offered would be rent-limited to meet the definition of affordable housing in Dover, and the rest would be market value, he said.

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These apartment complexes are designed to have individual patios, underground parking and roof terraces. A clubhouse is proposed to feature a fitness area, club room, administrative office, conference room and mail room, with a nearby pavilion that will have grills, as well as a golf course. health and a dog park.

“I think these amenities will be really appreciated by our future residents,” said Baker. “It is an extremely convenient place with a lot to offer.”

The McIntosh Commons Apartments would be located next to the Spaulding Toll Freeway, between Exits 7 and 8 on Rutland Street. It is a short walk from the Route 108 commercial corridor and about a 10-minute walk from Dover town center.

Dover moves to meet housing demand

In 2020, Dover City Council and Town Planning Council passed provisions to incentivize developers by allowing greater density if affordable HUD restricted rental units are included in a development.

Christopher Parker, deputy city manager and director of planning and strategic initiatives, said there is great promise to see a developer reap the benefits of the policy, as demand for housing and especially affordable housing continues to grow. to augment.

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“The mix of units that Mr. Baker and his team are proposing is very positive,” Parker said. “Housing diversity is important on many levels, and the staff are very happy to see this element of the plan. Dover can only benefit from these additional units, and the fact that some are aimed at meeting the need for affordable housing is all the more important. “

The project is still in the early stages of the planning process and will be submitted to the city’s technical review committee on August 12, when it begins a thorough review before moving to planning board review.

“The demand for housing in Dover continues to grow and Dover is a much sought after community,” said Baker. “This property had not been fully appreciated and no one has really done anything with it in a while. We saw a large plot in a great location and thought it would be a perfect place to add more accommodation to the community.”

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Parking limited to Purchase Road hiking | New

People who used to walk up the purchase route in Great Smoky Mountains National Park might have a harder time doing so, after the National Park Service put up more no-parking signs along the road.

The new no-parking signs were installed along the left side of the road in early June. Initially, additional signs were put up in places they weren’t supposed to go, but they have since been removed, said Caitlin Worth, acting management assistant for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The new signs eliminate makeshift parking for around 15 cars along the left side of Purchase Road just before a gate on the other side of the road, but leave enough room for around four to eight vehicles to pull through. park, depending on their size and parking configuration, Worth said.

The closed road was never designed or engineered to function as a public trail, and the area has seen “tremendous growth in popularity,” Worth said. The aim is to limit parking in the area, but not to eliminate it.

“There were times when there were so many partially parked cars on the road that there was no way for emergency vehicles to get on the road,” Worth said. “It’s a question of visitor safety and park resources. Ultimately, it comes down to managing usage at a level that the resource can support. “

The new no-parking signs are installed on National Park Service property along the left side of Purchase Road. The right side of the road is private and already marked with a parking ban.

Beyond the gate, Purchase Road leads to the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center and other trails in the park.

According to the National Park Service, “The Purchase” includes 535 acres of land and buildings donated to it in 2000. The plot includes Purchase Knob, a historic cabin, and two buildings that contain offices, a laboratory, a classroom. and accommodation for visiting scientists. It became one of the first five learning centers created by Congress in 2001 to support research in national parks.

Tony Malinauskas, a resident of Maggie Valley, said that while Purchase Road may never have been meant to be a trailhead, “it is certainly a de facto now,” and what many local hikers do appreciate.

“It’s good that they’ve removed some signs to allow some parking, but the double-arrow no-parking signs at many parts of the left side still make it look like the whole side is off-limits,” he said. he declared. “And especially in good weather, well over five to six cars are parked there. I would love to see a creative solution that allows adequate parking and protects the beloved natural resources there.

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Intelligent parking guidance system from MSR-Traffic for employees and customers of a large company in Vorarlberg

A well-known international company in the furniture hardware industry is focusing on the dynamics of finding parking spaces as well as more parking spaces with electric vehicle charging stations.

Whether they are, for example, customers of a large shopping center, customers of a hotel, visitors to a hospital or employees of a company, they all have one thing in common: finding the right one. parking space as quickly as possible.

MSR-Traffic Intelligent Parking Guidance System

During the expansion of a factory in Bregenz production site, a new multi-storey car park was created for employees and visitors, including a parking guidance system of MSR-Austria (a subsidiary of MSR-Traffic). The aim is to reduce the search for parking spaces and reduce ventilation and environmental costs.

In this project dynamic matrix displays are placed at selected intersections to guide vehicles to the corresponding unoccupied parking spaces.

Ultrasonic sensors With integrated status LEDs mounted centrally above the parking space, indicate to drivers where parking spaces are available (available / occupied).

In this case, the disabled parking spaces are displayed with separate status LED colors.

A matrix display has also been installed at the access ramp to indicate the parking spaces available even before the entrance.

Ultrasonic sensors from MSR-Traffic

By means of ultrasonic sensors (Design type), the availability of each individual parking space is recorded and managed with the master controller / computer.

The resulting occupancy status is displayed on LED displays at the entrance and for each route. In this way, employees and customers can be guided directly to the next available parking space.

This not only makes searching easier and reduces traffic in the parking lot, but also saves valuable time.

The detection and counting systems of cars entering and leaving car parks can be implemented for an area, but also for individual levels.

Advantages Ultrasonic Sensors Red and green sensors

  • Installation under the ceiling
  • Modbus communication
  • 99% detection accuracy
  • Integrated status LED
  • Open interface
  • Easy installation
  • High protection against vandalism

The ParkGard®ControlCenter software specially developed by MSR-Traffic offers the operator the simplest operation and the desired flexibility.

About MSR-Trafic


MSR-Traffic offers innovative sensor technology that enables single location counting and detection of vehicles in indoor and outdoor applications. Drivers are quickly guided to the next available parking space via dynamic traffic control technology or via an app. In addition to the development, production and sale of intelligent parking guidance systems, MSR also provides assistance in planning and on-site installation.

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