Community Workshop - Reimagining Franceschi House

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Parks & Recreation
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Program Description

In 2018, the City Council voted unanimously to replace Franceschi House with a public open-air structure honoring the legacy of the building and its previous owners, botanist Francesco Franceschi and philanthropist Alden Freeman. Concept designs for a future project have been created using feedback from a community workshop held in February and almost 700 survey responses.

This second public workshop will present key takeaways from community feedback before explaining each design concept. Attendees will be invited to share their input and preferred designs. Onsite Spanish translation can be coordinated by contacting by Tuesday, May 7.

A brief survey will be available online for community members to share their preferences for a future project design. The survey will be open following the in-person workshop on Saturday, May 11, through Monday, May 27, at

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