First Call for Artists
Park Tower’s Social Committee is considering an art fair and wants to know who our artists are and if they are interested. Be it your work or your hobby, art covers a wide spectrum: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, woodworking, prints, glass work, metal work, fabric art, wearable art, paper art and crafts. Email email@example.com if interested or with questions.
Percentage of Leased Units at 32%
In the past two years, the percentage of leased units here at Park Tower has dropped to 32% from 37% — well on the way to the 30% we’re aiming to achieve and then maintain. We appreciate our lessors and lessees (landlords and renters) but want to remain mainly an owner-occupied condominium.
Significant Water Savings
Did you see what Tim reported? As a community, Park Tower used about 6,000,000 fewer gallons less last fiscal year than the year prior. That’s about a 10% reduction! So, what’s not to like?
In the past five years, the City has more than doubled water rates (price per 1,000 gal). A built-in inflation factor will allow the rate to continue increasing and, in addition, it will be subject to a new tax of 30% spread out over the next five years. Who knows what’s next!
But, as Tim says, if we can continue reducing water usage by, say, 10% a year, we could be looking at significant savings going forward. If you haven’t read Tim’s richly-detailed report, go to www.ptcondo.com/about-6000000-gallons-saved-last-year-keep-it-up/
In Our Park This Spring
Striding Figure (officially, Large Walking Figure No. 1) is the massive bronze sculpture by British artist Thomas Houseago that prowls the park just north of Foster Beach, clearly visible to Park Tower’s east facing units and expected to remain for a one year residency.
Adding new plots and preparing to plant at Sheridan Park Community Garden, our backyard.
Cricket Park Kite Festival at Montrose Harbor, first weekend each May.
Goslings at Montrose Harbor
A posting at nearby Sacred Heart School, grades 1 through 8.