Sunday, December 17, 2006


char·rette -[shuh-ret] : a final, intensive effort to finish a project, esp. an architectural design project, before a deadline.

At the end of the fall semester, members of COTTA met with the president of the Alfred State College Architecture Club. A tentative plan has been set to hold a charrette to solve the design problem of the bus shelter. This will involve business members, elected officials, residents, faculty and students.

COTTA has posted public input forms around the Village of Alfred. Those that have indicated on the response forms will be sent notice of the exact date and time of the charrette. It will most likely take place around the end of January. COTTA will present the design for the planning board to review in February, and if a further revision is needed, a final review in March. This will leave March and April to fabricate individual elements for the construction.