This week’s K-Park meeting was a disaster; but much of it was well received, while other components were rejected summarily. There may be components that would appeal to a lot of the citizens of Wellington.
Some of the components that most of the attendees liked were: the botanical gardens, quality restaurants, passive corridor/outdoor plazas, wedding pavilions, fountains, a trolley, green space, a movie theatre and a bowling alley with café.
Components that should be removed include a gas station, hotel, retail stores and four-story parking,
Possible units to be maintained: 48 villas and three-story senior living (250 units), both of which are in the back of the project, and retail components that would be convenient and specialized.
New ideas: Waterways in the botanical gardens, with water trails that could be navigated with kayaks. Exercised trails with stop places for additional stretch and strength exercises.
These ideas would give Wellington a new and unique “park,” that would not be limited to residents. It would be open to all. It would be appealing to youthful citizens, active adults and senior citizens.
I am sure our residents will come up with additional ideas. Let’s get it started and develop a unique facility.
Morley Alperstein, Wellington