Pat Walker recently gave an overview and reality check on the Windego Park Society (lack of) progress toward rehabbing the Eastman Stadium.
They need one million dollars. They've got $7,000 after 12 years of effort.
Walker said, "At this rate the project will never get done."
It has occurred to people that it never was their goal to "get it done."
Maybe their goal has been to tie up the site.
Alyssa Baguss, WPS quarter-time-administrator, has said; "Windego became a poster-child for saving some drug rehabilitation centers".
Everyone is well aware that drug rehab owners have been firmly behind Windego founder, Bjorn Skogquist's three campaigns for mayor.
Maybe Windego has been about preventing a reality-based discussion and assessment of the practical and preferred uses for this valuable city owned site. (Nice little faux preservation plank in a campaign platform as well).
Reusing the amphitheater land would also precipitate a renovating look at the drug treatment facilities.
Comment: The irony will be if the drug treatment-cash-cow industry is regulated; these people may want to sell out for top dollar to a developer. They would then need to include the amphitheater site for redevelopment to maximize alternative uses.