CIT and construction staff are holding regular (socially distanced) meetings with neighbors most impacted by the building to address their concerns. Left to right in photograph: Harold and Heather (neighbors directly east), Scott the project manager and John the project supervisor from Yost Gallagher, and Abbey on the CIT Team.
*The sheetrock is loaded into the teen/music room above the shop, ready to install.
*Mark and Gregg procured palettes, and the construction crew marked the pavers that will be disrupted during construction. The goal is for Haystack Heights residents to load those pavers on the palettes. Contact Jim Dawson if you've got some time to help.
*You'll likely find some members of the Garden Team always about in the garden any time of day, but an organized WORK PARTY will be held this Thursday from 4 to 6pm. Help is very much needed and appreciated, and socializing (while distancing) is the added benefit. Did you know there's science linking happiness (dopamine) and digging in the dirt? Yup. So, between the happy biology from being with community and playing in the dirt, Thursday afternoon will be a party for your brain and body.
--On May 4th, in a very formal ceremony documented in this photograph, we closed on the loan! “With a stroke of the pen,” says founding member Jim Dawson, “we own the property outright and have a 10.2 million dollar line of credit to build the community!”
And Jim got to keep the pen! (A pen which some say should be immortalized in the Common House)
--We signed the construction contract with Yost Gallagher!
--We are ready to break ground next week!
--Many, many thanks to the CIT Team, UD&P, and Yost Gallagher for seeing us through to this big, big week.