Out With the Old…In With the New

HeadlineApril24psd.pngBY: LAUREN COSTELLO

As we all know, Long Range Planning for Town Center is underway! Dust is flying, walls are being torn down and beams are going up. Just think, the next time you blink, Town Center could be complete!! If only things worked like that…

This past Thursday there was a Town Hall meeting held in Erickson Hall to discuss the progress for the certain projects occurring in the Town Center area. Many photos were shown with updated chairs, tables, floor patterns, and furniture. Due to the weather and a delay on some approvals, the time frame was pushed back a bit.

I know the construction can be frustrating, but the other day I was watching the beams go up right outside of the studio and I have to say, it was amazing. First, I am terrified of heights, so seeing those men climb like monkeys all over the beams was truly incredible (also made me SO nervous).

Within 5 minutes the workers had seemed to gather a crowd of residents and staff watching them from the window. We were all talking about how they got up on the beams, how they knew what to do, and how fast they were moving. One resident leaned over to me and said “Isn’t this incredible? We get to see the whole process happen from right here! I can’t wait to see what happens when it’s finished!”

I couldn’t agree with you more! And to be honest…I think I stood at that window for about 20 minutes that day, getting shots and pictures, and just taking in what would soon be the new outside area of Windows.

So yes, change is scary, it’s unsettling, it’s annoying and it’s frustrating. BUT, with patience and a good attitude, change can be FUN! I mean, who else is excited for this new Bistro?!? This is only the beginning for this community and how cool is it that all of us get to be part of this!

The Long Range Planning Meeting airs on Wednesday, April 26th at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12 midnight. It will also be available the following day at oakcresttv.com

RESIDENTS: If you have a great view in your apartment of construction, feel free to send us pictures—we would love to show them on the air!




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