An important meeting toward Saving Wilson School
Arlington County’s Historic Architecture and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) has recommended that Arlington Public Schools (APS) designate the entire Wilson site, including the school and playfields, as an historic site. Such a designation would be a wonderful outcome for our community! In addition to historic preservation, the HALRB recommendation would restore and maintain Wilson for evening meetings, events and and adult-education; it would restore and maintain play and picnic space for our families and young adults; and, just maybe, Arlington would get a small, but very well placed facility for long-term primary education. The HALRB will present this recommendation at the next APS Board meeting, this Thursday at about 8:30 at the Ed Center on Quincy. For directions see:
Without doubt, our attendance at the APS meeting would be very helpful in obtaining a good result.
One notes that the APS meeting is this Thursday, the same date that we, NRCA, have planned our general meeting (yike).
The two items need not conflict. It should be possible to attend the NRCA meeting at The Atrium (start time 7:30 PM) and still arrive at the APS meeting a bit after 8:30 PM, timely for the Wilson School discussion. That’s my plan. I encourage people who care about our community to attend the APS Board meeting this Thursday in time for the Wilson School discussion starting about 8:30 PM.