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Plaza is a civic treasure

Dear Editor:

We urge the public to take a look at the “story poles” erected behind the Pitkin County Library. No artistic renderings can reveal the size and mass of the proposed extension as does these poles.

The Hudson Reed Ensemble has been producing the free Shakespeare in the Park series in the Galena Plaza for the past six years. If the current 60-foot extension and conceptual drawings for the Plaza are approved, these free and well-attended performances for the community will necessarily end, as well as a number of other possible performances, exhibitions, market uses and events held in the Plaza.



We have never bought the argument that the Plaza is a “failed space” because of its configuration. With enough imagination and will put into activities and amenities (shaded tables, etc.), the renovated Plaza could be and should be a lovely destination, as well as an inviting passageway from downtown to the Rio Grande area.

The Galena Plaza is a beautiful enclave in the heart of the city with wonderful view planes and trees. It is the only circular park, true civic plaza, in the entire town.



We encourage you to support our efforts to conserve this jeweled oasis as a performance space and park. For a look at the city’s current proposed reconfiguration, please visit: http://www.hudsonreedensemle.org. Thanks.

Kent Hudson Reed

Director, Hudson Reed Ensemble


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