Throughout the study, it is the goal of the LSC Team and CTAA to involve local governments, local organizations, and citizens in the planning process of the restoration. The initial visits to Raton by the LSC Team were very successful with continuous community support for the depot restoration. The most common response received from citizens was, "Please, fix it up and don't let it waste away."
The LSC Team held an all-day design charette in early June. The purpose
of the charette was for the CAP architects and LSC to perform a structural,
architectural, and transportation reconnaissance of the depot. Alternatives
were developed throughout the day and refined to present at an open house
held in the evening and available for the community to review and provide
comments. The different scenarios are presented in Chapter III of the Technical
Memorandum and on the website.
The open house was held at the Old Pass Gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The open house was a successful event and many citizens provided feedback for the different alternatives. Public meeting announcements were published in the local newspapers, announced on the local radio station, and flyers were distributed throughout the community. Comments received at the open house and the future public meetings will be presented in the Final Report. The preliminary sketches, historic photos, current photos and proposed alternatives are also available on-line for review. The website address for review throughout the study process is: http://www.cyberarchitects.com/raton.
The former Wells Fargo building is located adjacent to the depot and
has been restored. It houses the Old Pass Gallery.
The recommendations were presented at a public open house held on December 6 at the Old Pass Gallery.
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