Peterson has commissioned local artist David Carlson to create design panels for the staircase, which will be behind glass and lit from fixtures within the handrails. Carlson's panels are estimated to have a minimum 35 year lifespan. The current tile design has already deteriorated after only being installed in 1999, according to the report.
The staircase is located on Ellsworth Drive (although the planning staff mistakenly refers to the street repeatedly as "Ellsworth Avenue"). Planning staff are recommending approval of the amendment, and the matter will be taken up by the Planning Board at its January 14 meeting.
|Zoomed-in detail of proposed|
art panels for staircase