[Vision2020] Sangria Favored for Sixth & Jackson?

Darrell Keim keim153 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 13:50:34 PST 2015

Gritman had not discussed anything with the Latah Recovery Center group
about locating there.

Our group is currently moving forward with Sojourner's Alliance Van Buren
street building as the likely location.  This, of course, assumes we can
find funding.

That's not to say locating with Gritman's proposed building wouldn't of
happened as the business plan, etc. comes together.  Looks like we will
never know.

On a related note:  Gritmans proposal would've put that property off the
tax rolls, right?  I assume Sangria does not...

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Saundra Lund <v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm>

> Visionaries:
> Does anyone know more about the MURA development of Sixth & Jackson?
> Somehow, I've missed out on the discussion & am interested in learning
> more.
> There was an article in today's Daily News, but there weren't many details
> &
> it sounds like a decision may be made tomorrow morning?  Have there been
> any
> meetings with stakeholders to present the proposals and take public
> comment,
> or did I just miss the announcements?
> It seems to me I recall reading an article about Gritman's proposal a month
> or so ago that I thought would be a fantastic addition to our community.
> In
> a state with many employers who are exempted from providing health care
> insurance for employees and that has refused to expand Medicaid, it would
> have brought much needed affordable mental health & dental care to our
> community, and I think it was also going to house the Recovery Center
> Darrell has posted about.  Plus, it would have brought much needed decent
> wage jobs to our community, which was particularly appealing to me.
> After reading the article in today's paper, I see that the Sangria
> Development proposal scored higher on some basis that wasn't clear to me.
> Don't get me wrong -- I love the Sangria Restaurant, and I think their
> proposal is lovely . . .  but I'm not sure it's a good fit for downtown
> Moscow.
> So, is the Sangria Restaurant going to move from the mall to downtown?
> What
> parking provisions are there for restaurant customers?  I see that there
> will be parking for the micro-apartment tenants, which is great.
> And, if the Sangria moves downtown, will they keep Maialina (another place
> I
> really enjoy) open to compete with themselves?  The food is quite
> different,
> but I'd sure hate to see Maialina close -- there were three years or so
> that
> prime location right on the corner of Main & Sixth was closed & dark, which
> wasn't good for the city.
> I'm very intrigued by the whole micro-apartment aspect -- does anyone know
> what kind of micro-apartments these will be?  I know a little bit about
> micro-apartments in other (urban & European) areas, so I'm curious who the
> target renters will be?
> Another aspect that's near & dear to my heart is accessibility  :-)  I
> notice that all of the micro-apartments are on the second floor.  Does
> anyone know what -- if any -- provisions there for those with mobility
> challenges or will they simply be excluded as potential tenants in this new
> construction housing?
> If anyone can share more details, I'd greatly appreciate it!
> Saundra Lund
> Moscow, ID
> Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child
> as
> it is to the caterpillar.
> ~ Bradley Miller
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