Outgoing Festival of Arts President Wayne Baglin asked at the annual membership meeting on Wednesday for support of two projects: city acquisition of property behind the festival grounds and approval of a new façade.
"We could use your help," Baglin said.
He urged festival members to attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday to support the acquisition of the 32,000 square feet of buildable R-1 lots behind the grounds, which is scheduled to be on the agenda.
The acquisition would prevent development at least until the city found itself in a financial bind, Baglin said.
He would like to see the property added to the festival's lease. Landscaping the lots would buffer light and sound from properties above, Baglin said.