Keep talking

Opinion: Editorials

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

We're not sure that this latest offer from the Hollywood Citizens Association to lease a chunk of land to Riverside School District 96 for the annual sum of $1 for 30 years (with options to renew at market rates afterward) is the final answer to the school district's playground and parking issues, but at least the conversation is still taking place.

To be sure, the offer is a generous one, about 10,000 square feet of space set aside for students to use and potentially serving as a way to separate play space from parking.

But, it doesn't account for an addition the district would like to build onto Hollywood School and really doesn't solve the parking issue.

It's still our belief the parking solution is to be found offsite, perhaps privately owned land or a combination of public and private land near the intersection of Rockefeller and Hollywood avenues. Such a solution would truly separate parking and play areas, and could allow the district to remove the parking lot immediately south of the school altogether.

That might face some neighborhood resistance, but there's no easy answer in this area that is also shared by D96, Hollywood House, Brookfield Zoo and RBHS. 

Love the Landmark?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Riverside Brookfield Landmark and We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Riverside and Brookfield.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad