As promised at Friday’s public dialogue on the Amphitheater renewal project, the independent advisory panel of state and regional preservation experts released its report to the public today. The findings will serve as important input for the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees as it prepares for a likely Aug. 29 vote on the project, and will also inform the project’s design team as it works toward a final design proposal.
Anyone expecting fireworks at Friday’s dialogue meeting on the Amphitheater project may have left the session disappointed. What had seemed to many as a potential showdown turned into a frank but civil give-and-take between Institution President Tom Becker, other panelists and an engaged community audience. The subject was historic preservation in the context of the Amp.
Over the next two days, Chautauqua Institution President Tom Becker will appear in two public forums that will focus on the future of Chautauqua’s centerpiece Amphitheater.
Civility returned Friday in the Hall of Christ as Chautauquans packed the auditorium to ask questions of and offer opinions…