Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lawrence Village at the Fort Artwork Installed

The Fort Harrison Reuse Authority worked with the Herron School of Art on two art sculptures that are now installed at Lawrence Village at the Fort. In early 2010, a committee comprised of civic leaders who by their own rights are artists in their respective fields, reviewed proposals provided by several Herron students vying for a shot at being selected for an installation at Ravine Park at Lawrence Village at the Fort. All concepts were well-received; in fact, the committee had a hard time choosing which one.

In the end, artist Jared Cru Smith's concept entitled "Advance Epoch" was selected for its relevance to the physical area and its meaning for the Village. "Advance Epoch's" three forms of concrete, resin, stell and urethane represent the past, present and future strength of Fort Benjamin Harrison and the community who has continued to make Fort Benjamin Harrison what it is today. You can see this sculpture at the intersection between Merritt and Hawkins Roads.

Going in, the committee's job was to select one artist's design for Ravine Park. However, there was another concept we simply couldn't pass up because of its insightfulness and meaning. With her installation titled "Threshold", artist Cydney Campbell designed three doors made of wood, steel, glass, bronze, and aluminum. She writes: "Fort Benjamin Harrison once functioned as the point of induction or release from the military. While these are enormously life-changing actions that most individuals do not face, there are still everday battles each person must surpass that make them who they are. "Threshold" represents the point at which people decide for themselves what path they will take." You can see "Threshold" in key locations surrounding the pond on Otis Avenue near Lee Road.

Monday, April 18, 2011

FHRA Launches Revamped Website!

Over the past four months, we have been working to revise our website to be cleaner, more informative, and easier to navigate. And wow, I'll say we've accomplished our mission! Thanks to Tatum Hindman and her team at TBH Creative, we now have a website that clearly distinguishes between the Reuse Authority and Lawrence Village at the Fort. Why did we need to do that? The two entities have different messages. For example . . . The Fort Harrison Reuse Authority is the organization that was originally put into place to redevelop -- by reusing -- existing buildings and land left behind by Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Base. We've got 15 years of history in doing this; however, we needed a site that would share information about the Fort since its inception in 1903. We needed a place to store our approved board minutes. We needed a place for people to easily retrieve architectural review information. And, we needed an area to where we can refer the numerous callers who want to know the phone number for the PX & Commissary, for example. Lawrence Village at the Fort required different information for the sole purpose of getting the remaining 50 acres sold and developed. You'll find market analysis, land descriptions & prices, incentive information, and a bunch of other useful stuff including downloadable versions of the Village PUD and Master Plan. When you go to www.fhra.org you'll go directly to the Reuse Authority's site. In the upper right hand corner, you'll be able to click on Lawrence Village at the Fort and go there. Note the Village Talk button. That's where you'll see blog postings, which means I'm going to have to do a better job at keeping this information current. Or, you might get bored and not come back. And, we don't want that.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Consumer Electronics Free E-Cycling Event

Date: January 22, 2011
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Waste Management
10000 East 56th St.
Lawrence 46236

Residents can drop off and recycle up to 5 items per car.

Download the PDF flyer for the event

Computers – CPUs,computer monitors, computer peripherals, cable or satellite boxes,printers, gaming systems, fax machines, keyboards, photocopiers,televisions, VCRs or DVD players, consumer electronics

Microwaves, smoke detectors, householdappliances like refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners,cell or home phones.

Waste Management reserves the right to refuse items not listed,household hazardous waste, items which pose a health or safetyrisk or items prohibited by law. Unacceptable items will be left invehicles.


The event is part of the LG Electronics Recycling Program


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