The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) in Blue Mountain Lake is undergoing a review process to address concerns about the sustainability of the existing building at 3346 Route 28.
The building, which was originally a gas station, is 97 years old and has deteriorated throughout the years.
Last year, the board of directors acted by tasking the building committee to take a closer look at the issue. The committee includes the following board and community members; Pat Benton, Bruce Butters, Cathleen Collins, Nancy Forhan, Todd Friebel, Sherry Nemmers, Alan Pouch, Christine Pouch, Ardie Russell, Jamie Strader, and Tony Zazula.
Frost Hurff Architects in Saratoga Springs has been retained to assess the current condition of the building and provide guidance in regard to a “plan of action” moving forward. In a statement to the press, Matt Hurff, principal architect said “Developing an appropriate plan of action will rely heavily on local input.”
The group will host a series of gatherings to gain community input regarding the future of the building. The first Community Planning Charrette will be on November 8, 2018, from 4 to 5:30 pm at Prospect Point Cottages in their Library located at 3381 Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
The Charrette is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and contribute. RSVP by calling the Arts Center at (518) 352-7715.
Photo of Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts provided.
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