Local residents are now long accustomed to the sight of decaying buildings on the isthmus, and Capitol Lake filling in with silt and weeds. We know the sad story that after many years of debate, the state has not found a solution to these blights. However, newcomers and visitors to Olympia must be really turned off by these ugly sights so inappropriate to his once attractive capitol city, and wonder what is going on.
I therefore propose that prominent signs be erected.
Seriously, posting on-site information about the current status and future plans for these important capitol city features would make good public relations sense. As it is, it appears no one knows or cares. The only lake information I have noticed is a display showing the original Wilder and Wright concept for Capitol Lake, so apparently this is still the state’s nominal intention, but is now being negated by lack of maintenance.
The buildings have no signs except “No trespassing.”