Sunday, December 04, 2005

Eco Hostel and Trees Don't Mix

Why do I find this amusing? From an article in today's Eureka Reporter on why the Eco Hostel, proposed for the Eureka Waterfront, wouldn't be a good fit for at least one location in Arcata:

"We looked at a slope of land off of 14th and Union,..… They’ve got a lot of big old trees (and) we have to have solar access.”


At 1:42 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Amusing indeed!

Also interesting in the article is the following:

"Litsky said that one of the impetuses to locate the technology hostel on the Waterfront parcel was that CEED would lease it from the city and not have to purchase it, which would lower the need for FUNDRAISING."

This does not bode well that this cheapass, whacko, panhandling bunch believes the project will EVER be self sustaining. Also, the prohibitave cost of the number of solar panels required on the coastal plain with low average of available direct sunlight makes the project a DUMB idea. But what the hell, it's always someone else's cash.

At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's not like Humboldt County has a high rate of SAD cases because of the lack of sunlight or anything.

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