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CMHS Seeks Public Input for New Building Construction

Ventura, California, 04/11/2008

Community Memorial Health System is inviting the public to participate in a discussion regarding its facility master plan and construction of a new building next to its current hospital in Ventura.

The following opportunities are available, with all meetings being held at Community Memorial Hospital’s Training Center, located at 2809 Main Street in Ventura:

  1. Two discovery workshops for Ventura property and business owners are set for Tuesday, April 15. The first workshop is from 1 to 2 p.m., the second from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
  2. A discovery workshop for the Mid-Town Community Council and midtown residents will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  3. Public input for CMH’s new building workshop and charette is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.

CMH’s final charette presentation will be held on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 652-5062.

The word charrette may refer to any collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution to a design problem. While the structure of a charrette varies, depending on the design problem and the individuals in the group, charrettes often take place in multiple sessions in which the group divides into sub-groups. Each sub-group then presents its work to the full group as material for future dialogue. Such charrettes serve as a way of quickly generating a design solution while integrating the aptitudes and interests of a diverse group of people. Compare this term with workshop.