Thursday, November 12, 2009

CFM - Great Park Feasibility Study Preasenation

The Calif. Fire Museum - Great Park Feasibility Study Presentation to the GP Board has been moved to Thursday, January 21, 2010. This change is due to the Christmas Holiday being so close to the December 17 date originally scheduled for our Feasibility Study Presentation. If you were planing to attend this presentation, please change the date on your calendar.

This is a very important day for CFM. This is the culmination of over 6 years of hard work to include CFM to be a part of the Orange County Great Park and a possible existing building for The Calif Fire Museum - Public Safety Education Center.

We are asking as many of you as possible to attend this January 21 CFM Feasibility Study Presentation at the Great Park Board meeting for a show of support for our fire museum at the Great Park. We will also need some of you to speak during the public comments segment of the GP board meeting.

Once we are closer to the Jan. 21 date we will keep you informed on location and time our presentation will be presented.

So PLEASE put the date on your calendar;

Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Any Questions please call Don Croucher 949-493-8718

Sunday, November 1, 2009

CFM at the Great Park Update

The California Fire Museum - Public Safety Education Center is moving forward with our Great Park Feasibility Study which should be presented to the Great Park Board on December 17 at their board meeting. Put Dec. 17 on your calendar and attend this meeting in support of our long awaited fire museum at the Great Park. We need to show the GP Board we have the support of the community for this project.

Following is the latest projects approved for the Great Park.

Great Park Approves Western Sector Development

This month the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors approved $65 million in funding for the first round of construction at the Great Park. The approved development plan will create agricultural space, several sports fields, infrastructure and community gardens. The plan focuses on building out 200 acres of the western portion of the park (closest to the preview park). While 200 acres maybe a fraction of the entire Great Park, this development sets the ground work for larger Great Park construction down the road.
Plans to Expand Arts and Cultural Programing In a hope to expand arts and cultural programming at the Orange County Great Park, the OCGP Board of Directors approved $250,000 to create a master plan for the arts at the park while also setting aside 121,000 square feet for an arts exhibition space, meeting rooms, and a theater. The proposal allocates 48,000 square feet for a galley where visitors can interact with artists and a 200-seat Black Box Theater and screening room. Plans for future expansion of the theater include a 1,500 seat theater which would be double the size of the Irvine Barclay Theater.

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