What should be built at the Forks?

They want to know what you think! And I KNOW lots of people have an opinion on this – after all, the Forks is one of the most beloved spots in the entire city. Forks Railside aerial_wide_home_yellow

There are two big spaces – Parcel Four (where there was talk of a waterpark and hotel) and another site called Railside, and they want to hear from the public about what should be developed there. If you can’t picture it, you can see the sites by clicking here (they’re the highlighted spots in the picture right there)

They’re hosting a public info session tomorrow evening- that’s at The Forks Market, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 19
– so come out and share your thoughts! More info on how to RSVP here

 

21 thoughts on “What should be built at the Forks?

    1. , this series needs a beettr structure, and not so much jumping around. I would prefer a more scholarly approach to each subject, yet maintaining an easy to understand format so the idea can take root in the minds of those who think they know it all or are otherwise satisfied with the common beliefs.I cannot agree with all the findings or assumptions they attempt to make you believe (hence four stars not five). Every one is entitled to their own theories, but in a series or book, facts should be presented while letting the viewer/readership decide for themselves.One such idea presented is aliens from another world came to earth long, long ago. Okay, I can go along with that. But such a trip would have taken a major undertaking and would not have happened over and over again. So they came, perhaps more than once. I can agree to that. They set themselves up as gods. I can agree to that (look at mankinds own history to lesser developed peoples/cultures). But that they continued to visit us? That most of the UFO’s in the last one hundred years are them? I cannot agree to that.I have read to much from ancient history to just sit back and not believe that life only sprang forth from earth. That only on earth are wars and fights among the intelligent and wise. And really, no matter how huge and powerful the whips were on the backs of slaves, could you really believe ancient mankind could build many (not all of them) of the wonders that remain today?If your are not a thinking person, open minded and willing to sit back and listen. Then afterward, pickup and pursue the subject that gets your interest most. Then this is not the series for you. However, if you are not satisfied with the conventional beliefs, review this series but consider the subject presented with attentiveness. Otherwise you may just get caught-up in none-sense.Help other customers find the most helpful reviewsa0Was this review helpful to you?a0 | a0 Add Your Comment Your email will not be published.Name *Email * (never published)WebsiteComment

    2. may be it was a miscarriage she was not aware she was penangrt. The husband has been taking family planning project of withdrawal with sex with the wife. After the husband was suspcious the wife had another man and telling the wife they usually communicate the wife confeses she has just been in an affair with another married man since late last year2010 but she tells the husband she has never slept with this man they had just started the relationship. The man asks the wife did she tell that man she is married and she says she told him but the man insisted they go on with the relationship. The other man tells her he is also married.The wife who happens to be a good christian had before confessing told her husband she is human and also makes mistakes before the husband discovers all that and the woman confessesd. Now the wife cries and cries and then says to her husband after the man demands to know if she had slept with the other man , she says she fears God who sees in dackness she did not sleep with the other man and she is sure may be it was the husband who had impregnated her then she had a miscarriage. The husband is not satisfied with this comment becoz he insists why did her not tell her she had miscarried or aborted but chose to do all that secertly. She has refused to disclose the other man name for she says she fears the other man may do something wrong to her sounds funny and also she has refused to go for another check up to confirm how if the pregnancy got out well since at one point she had to go to a scan but refused. The husband also wants a blood test but says there is no need since she had not reached far with the other man by having sexual relations with the other man she says as she confesses she is speaking the truth with the fear of her God in her who can punish and reveal hidden things.. She was seen by the husband taking a local herb taken by women after they have just given birth and firstly she first denied taking the herb but latter accepts after the husband tells her she is taking that herb Should the husband believe her wife words as true or reject them that she is covering up something all this with use of saying she fears God and given all as you read and previously been happening.

  1. A climbing wall. A walkway that can float (year after year) A decent food court Come on plastic chairs squished together. A real market garden. Grocery store.

      1. , She Said Should He Leave?He Said:Should I leave my wife?We’ve been married for 34 years. I haven’t loved her for seevarl years and haven’t had sex for nearly that long. It hurts her back. There isn’t even any affection which I seem to thrive on. I also feel there is a big communication problem because when I say something, she responds with something entirely different. She seems to have selective memory and forgets almost everything I tell her.I haven’t been looking for someone else, but when I met someone that I connect with it seems so right. Recently my wife found out about my 3rd affair. Although she was mad and hurt, she has gotten to a point where she will not deal with it. I obviously had affairs for a reason. I don’t really want to leave my marriage, but I can’t stand to remain unhappy and unfulfulled like this. We have gone to marriage couseling in the past and it lasted for awhile, but then she would forget what we learned. I haven’t had fun with her in quite some time. Most of the time I think she has her head in the sand and thinks that everything will be ok. My children are grown and one supports me that I should go where I’m the happiest. My daughter wants to give it one more try and if it doesn’t work out, then leave. The thought of ended my affair is very difficult to accept. She and I seem like we’re made for each other. But I know if I divorce my wife, it will be so final.Before you respond to this question, I want to point something out that I have noticed about women men’s response to infidelity. If its a guy cheating they jump all over him and condem him. If its a girl that cheats, they somehow seem to look at it much more rationally ..WTH? Please try to put yourself in my shoes and tell me what you think I should do.•19 hours ago•- 1 week left to answer.Additional Details8 hours agoSome of you have ask about my contribution to this marriage over the years. Since I am a Cancer, I naturally nurture, love, protect and take care of her. Since she is on fixed income and cannot work, my job as the sole provider has been stressful at times. But I want to point out that if/when I leave I will be taking all of the bills with me. During this entire time, I have taken care of her when she has shoulder aches or migraines ..she’s not confined, she just can’t sit for very long. I would do the dishes, get her something to eat, go to the store for her .stuff like that. I’m always looked out for her best interest and tried to make her comfortable. Basically sacrificing my needs for hers. Sounds similar to what women do for men doesn’t it. She in turn, has been right there for me during my illnesses. I’ve had 6 major surgeries since 2004 and she has been right by my side the entire time.You guys are awesome and your answers really help me out. thanks, steveShe Said:Should Steve Leave His Wife?Steve posted the question, should he leave his wife?I’m the other woman in this scenario and would like to add my perspective:While he was in the hospital this last time, I could not be with him as I’m an interstate driver and was out of state. I was in anguish about not being there and only survived by staying in phone contact with him and the hospital. When he called me one day, I was horrified to learn that he was sick from medications and complications, and his wife would not question the staff on his behalf, for fear of causing trouble, believing they knew what they were doing. In truth, it turned out, things were going on that caused him to have to receive two more surgeries after the initial one. When he told me she would not intervene, I got on the phone with the hospital staff and would not relent until answers were given and solutions were being sought. I made many phone calls during that time, from the nurse, to the head nurse, to the director of nursing, to the surgeon, in order to get things done. So, while she was there everyday, as Steve said, she would not stand up for him or behind him when he needed her. When I did get within travelling distance and had a weekend to spare, I rented a car and drove 500 miles each way to visit him.Steve did not say in his posting that he has moral convictions that are making this very difficult for him; I understand that and we’re dealing with that together. I don’t want to be a home-wrecker and never sought out a married man. He is not in love with his wife. We have an uncommon bond that’s being built day by day on friendship and mutual respect. I would uproot my life to be with this man, but not until and if he’s ever ready to make the life change. I’m not pushing him because I want him to be sure and have no regrets. He’s soul-searching and so am I. If he decides he cannot be with me, I’ll accept it and disappear. But he’s not happy now and we’re both very, very happy when we’re together. I want, more than anything, for him to be happy, even if that happiness is not with me. Ellie what a thoughtful, insightful message. Thank you for that.In fact, we have discussed at length what we would need to do if he did decide to leave, these matters concerning his wife. I do sympathize with her, believe it or not, and would be more than willing to help. Steve knows this.

      2. You have my deepest shmyatpy for this dilemma I know of another couple who love one another deeply, yet cannot be together because of insurmountable issues that keep one of them tied to a marriage, and I find the whole situation sad beyond measure.Because of the pain and sorrow and frustration I see in this other couple, and the joy that is so plain when they’re together, and based on your narratives, I feel that Steve should leave his wife. It is always better, in my view, to seek positive happiness, rather than maintain a bearable status quo. Steve’s wife’s decision, not to deal with the issues in the marriage after she found out about the affair, clearly shows her priorities she is with Steve because that’s what she is his wife. It is simply a position she is used to occupying. Her pride would be hurt, and she would have to come up with a different view of herself, if Steve were to leave. Beyond that, she does not seem emotionally engaged. She seems, if anything, apathetic.Unfortunately, her physical condition adds a different dimension you can’t just walk out on someone who cannot take care of herself. How disabled is she? Is she able to live on her own without help? What kind of financial help can you give her to make sure that she does not suffer unduly from losing the sole provider in the household? You say you’ll be taking all the bills with you is that enough to allow her to live in some level of comfort, since she has no ability to earn? In fairness to her, you will have to address these questions before you make any decisions that will affect her future.Once those issues are sorted I think Steve should leave. Good luck to you both and I hope you do find happiness together.

    1. Is that at the HSC? Darn I was there yesterday too! Not for the cnnoerefce (though I saw a sign posted for it in our opthalmologists office last month but it was too late to sign up) but for my ultrasound, which turned out to be rescheduled. Anyway it’s too bad I missed you! You’d love Skyler in person 😛 he’s too cute.

    2. , She Said…Should He Leave?He Said:Should I leave my wife?We’ve been married for 34 years. I haven’t loved her for several years and haven’t had sex for nearly that long. It hurts her back. There isn’t even any affection which I seem to thrive on. I also feel there is a big communication problem because when I say something, she responds with something entirely different. She seems to have selective memory and forgets almost everything I tell her.I haven’t been looking for someone else, but when I met someone that I connect with it seems so right. Recently my wife found out about my 3rd affair. Although she was mad and hurt, she has gotten to a point where she will not deal with it. I obviously had affairs for a reason. I don’t really want to leave my marriage, but I can’t stand to remain unhappy and unfulfulled like this. We have gone to marriage couseling in the past and it lasted for awhile, but then she would forget what we learned. I haven’t had fun with her in quite some time. Most of the time I think she has her head in the sand and thinks that everything will be ok. My children are grown and one supports me that I should go where I’m the happiest. My daughter wants to give it one more try and if it doesn’t work out, then leave. The thought of ended my affair is very difficult to accept. She and I seem like we’re made for each other. But I know if I divorce my wife, it will be so final.Before you respond to this question, I want to point something out that I have noticed about women & men’s response to infidelity. If its a guy cheating they jump all over him and condem him. If its a girl that cheats, they somehow seem to look at it much more rationally…..WTH? Please try to put yourself in my shoes and tell me what you think I should do.•19 hours ago•- 1 week left to answer.Additional Details8 hours agoSome of you have ask about my contribution to this marriage over the years. Since I am a Cancer, I naturally nurture, love, protect and take care of her. Since she is on fixed income and cannot work, my job as the sole provider has been stressful at times. But I want to point out that if/when I leave I will be taking all of the bills with me. During this entire time, I have taken care of her when she has shoulder aches or migraines…..she’s not confined, she just can’t sit for very long. I would do the dishes, get her something to eat, go to the store for her…….stuff like that. I’m always looked out for her best interest and tried to make her comfortable. Basically sacrificing my needs for hers. Sounds similar to what women do for men doesn’t it. She in turn, has been right there for me during my illnesses. I’ve had 6 major surgeries since 2004 and she has been right by my side the entire time.You guys are awesome and your answers really help me out. thanks, steveShe Said:Should Steve Leave His Wife?Steve posted the question, should he leave his wife?I’m “the other woman” in this scenario and would like to add my perspective:While he was in the hospital this last time, I could not be with him as I’m an interstate driver and was out of state. I was in anguish about not being there and only survived by staying in phone contact with him and the hospital. When he called me one day, I was horrified to learn that he was sick from medications and complications, and his wife would not question the staff on his behalf, for fear of causing trouble, believing they knew what they were doing. In truth, it turned out, things were going on that caused him to have to receive two more surgeries after the initial one. When he told me she would not intervene, I got on the phone with the hospital staff and would not relent until answers were given and solutions were being sought. I made many phone calls during that time, from the nurse, to the head nurse, to the director of nursing, to the surgeon, in order to get things done. So, while she was there everyday, as Steve said, she would not stand up for him or behind him when he needed her. When I did get within travelling distance and had a weekend to spare, I rented a car and drove 500 miles each way to visit him.Steve did not say in his posting that he has moral convictions that are making this very difficult for him; I understand that and we’re dealing with that together. I don’t want to be a home-wrecker and never sought out a married man. He is not in love with his wife. We have an uncommon bond that’s being built day by day on friendship and mutual respect. I would uproot my life to be with this man, but not until and if he’s ever ready to make the life change. I’m not pushing him because I want him to be sure and have no regrets. He’s soul-searching and so am I. If he decides he cannot be with me, I’ll accept it and disappear. But he’s not happy now and we’re both very, very happy when we’re together. I want, more than anything, for him to be happy, even if that happiness is not with me. Ellie…what a thoughtful, insightful message. Thank you for that.In fact, we have discussed at length what we would need to do if he did decide to leave, these matters concerning his wife. I do sympathize with her, believe it or not, and would be more than willing to help. Steve knows this.

    3. And give the women their dowries as a gift spoonanetus. The Koran 4:412 Allah says: Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred one of themover another, and for that they have expended of their property. The Koran 4:3413 Allah says: they (i.e., your wives) are a vestment for you, and you are a vestament for them. The Koran 2:187 And of His signs is that He created for you, of yourselves, spouses, that you mightrepose in them, and He has set between you love and mercy. Surely in that are signs fora people who consider. The Koran 30:2118b7 Among the rights that Allah gave to the man alone is the right to separate and divorce hiswife. This was such in order to preserve the secrets of marriage, so that he is not forced toturn to injustice to the woman, degrade her, or spread her secrets.b7 Upon divorcing his wife, Allah required that a man maintain her for the waiting period(which if she is pregnant is until she gives birth; if she is menstruating for three periods; andfor all others three months). In any case, he is forever responsible for the maintenance of herchildren. If she is going to raise the children, it is [also] his responsibility to maintain her. Bythat a woman is absolved from working or seeking the necessities of life while she is a wifeor when as a mother she is raising [his] children after divorce.b7 Allah also gave women the right to leave the marriage contract. In this case, however, shemust return to him the dower he gave her, unless he drops that condition.b7 Allah made the marriage contract “a strong pledge,”14 each one of them, man and woman,must legally uphold this bond in this world and will accordingly be judged in the Hereafter.b7 Islam gave men the right to marry up to four women at one time, provided he is able tomaintain them all.15 Of course, a woman who accepts this, accepts such willingly and out ofconsent. Allah- Glorified and Exalted be He-has permitted this, so that no woman wouldremain without a husband; no man would turn to illicit sex (for lawful means have beenfacilitated for him); and so that each child would have a correct lineage to its parents. Without doubt those who desired to restrict a man to a single wife, arguing for equalityharshly reject that a man gather under his custody more than one woman; where unable toachieve that. Many men by instinct and nature cannot restrict themselves to one woman or else he willengage in illicit sexual intercourse. When the preachers of [this] “false” equality wanted tooppose the natural way, it collided with them. This resulted in men taking girlfriends andlovers. Illicit sex spread, illegitimate children multiplied, and [human] suffering becamewidespread. Among this suffering is that men have turned to raping their children. The statisticsregarding this are extremely frightful. What crime have these “preachers of equality”brought to humanity that they have turned fathers into predatory beasts raping theirdaughters, offspring, and family members.This is some understanding, did anyone know this?

  2. More parking lots! Haha!

    I personally think it would be a pain to take my child to the forks to go to a waterpark. (With parking and all the baggage that goes with kids). Unless– there is this thing called underground parking that builders seem to skip out when building a new building. Since we live in a cold climate, underground parking would help with limited space and then yes, add a water park on top of it!
    I like the idea of expanding the food courts and grocery store – maybe a large year round farmers market?

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