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WCSC, construction begins!

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Jackdaw, Nov 16, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    924 posts, 170 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    The exposure to the waterfront seems too narrow. I would have much rather seen an octagon structure, or a half octagon structure, with glass exposure all the way around the front.
     


  2. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,059 posts, 915 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    I have a soft spot for 100 year old houses. Call me a masochist. It's painful to see it torn down :frown:
     


  3. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    The old structure was grandfathered into restrictive waterfront setback regulations. Because of current setback regs, if the building was going to be that close to the water, it had to have the same footprint where it was closer than current regulations allow.
     


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  4. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Yea... one of the older club members was watching, sniffed, then turned and said, 'you can smell the mouse poop from here.'
     


  5. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,367 posts, 991 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Odd coincidence that you post this Jack, but our town tore down the library today, no more than 30' from my house (we're nighbors).

    We're on a small stream, often bone dry in mid summer, but it puts us in Maine Shoreland Zoning so the same restriction (no expansion beyond footprint) applies to any of us within 75' of the stream.

    There was nearly 10 years of local controversy (politics), petitions, votes, more votes, town meetings, broken friendships,....small town enthusiasm.

    I've torn down more than my share of buildings so we knew what to expect. Buildings go up slowly but with one man in a good sized excavator, with a thumb on the bucket, they go down in a few hours.

    Our library, as a building, had little historic value so I'm good with it (some were not). The new one will start going up a few months.

    Life goes on. Your clubs new building looks like a terrific plan.
     


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  6. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,707 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    One other point to this... the structure was originally built as a seasonal summer cottage on the other side of the bay. 50 years ago the last owner's parents moved it across the frozen lake, set it on a new foundation and expanded it into a house. The original cottage structure was never 'built to last' and really was in a state of serious failure. Several BoD members were keen on trying to save the structure if possible, but no real option presented itself that would allow that.
     


  7. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,059 posts, 915 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Sometimes you just have to let it go. The new, purpose designed facility will serve it's sailing community much better I'm sure.
     


  8. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,871 posts, 660 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    @Jackdaw
    I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for posting and many thumbs up to teaching children sailing first. GREAT JOB
     



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