Just letting folks know and looking for some input.
Beloit College is in need of additional parking and has submitted a COA (certificate of appropriateness) proposal to be considered by The Landmarks Commission on:
Tuesday, June 15
City Council Chambers
The Beloit College COA is in the public record and available on the city website here.
The college, like any property owner within one of Beloit’s historic districts enjoys the benefits and protections it affords. Like any property owner they are also required to submit a COA (certificate of appropriateness) for proposed changes that fall within the purview of the Landmarks Commission.
The Landmarks Commission volunteers serve to advocate for and serve the interests of property owners residing within the districts specifically and by extension the broader community.
The reason for this communication is to inform those living within the College Park historic district and others concerned with neighborhood preservation. It would seem that some, perhaps many, are not aware of the proposed Beloit College COA. The Landmarks Commission volunteers always welcome neighborhood/community input.
All the Landmarks Commission detail is likewise available here including the other two COA’s that will be presented at the next meeting.
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Hope this helps,
Those that know Ana-n-I know we love to dance.
I just saw that the folks at Forest City Swing in Rockford will be teaching a Lindy workshop at the college followed by a dance. If you like to dance, if you’ve wanted to learn these kids are good!
- Location: Beloit College, Pearsons Hall
- Date: April 11th
- Time: Lindy Workshop 8:30-10:00pm
- Open dance: 10:00pm – 12:00am
Our open dances generally have all ballroom rhythms, including Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo/salsa, Merengue, Viennese Waltz, Jive and Jitterbug, Tango, and some blues. We will also have Lindy music at this particular dance.
The dance is free to all, and is open to off-campus students. We will have refreshments.
We take requests for particular songs and rhythms. If you or your students want to bring specific music (it must be officially owned), feel free.
It’s been added to the NPA calendar. We’ll certainly be there. Join us. It’s just down the street. They’re bringing it to us!
If you’d like more information about Forest City Swing you can find them here.
Prior to moving to the area I lived in Evanston IL, another ‘college’ town. So when I was considering where to move in the stateline area the fact that there is a college here was very attractive to me.
Though I was unsure how it might manifest, my expectation from prior experience was that living in a college town would add a layer of arts, entertainment, educational opportunities and… well, sophistication. Though neither of us teach or work at the college we’re frequent beneficiaries of the college being just down the street. It couldn’t be more convenient. We likely take advantage of what’s available more often precisely because it’s adjacent to the historic district. Additionally, we’ve had the opportunity to meet some very interesting neighbors who are professors or otherwise work there.
So with that as preface I was very pleased to see in the mail yesterday the Beloit College Arts & Lectures Calendar. There are many things we’ve circled that we’re now hoping to attend. Some great stuff. I’ve updated and expanded The Beloit NPA calendar with these events and others. Hope to see you out at some of these events.