Parking Lot Relief
To the editor:
Regarding the plan for solar panels in Provincetown’s historic district that Michael Rodgers referred to in his letter in last week’s Independent:
If not carrying coals to Newcastle, an invitation to the land of my earliest visits to the Cape, for a seminar with Mark Doty, and colored by my reading of his moving memoir Heaven’s Coast.
Finally, the slight lyric that emerged by week’s end, opening with the line “It is heat that makes this place,” still seems apt. A novel riff is the plan for solar panels in the heart of the town’s historic district. Certainly, the most aesthetic design option should be sought and open to discussion before being voted on.
One thought I immediately entertained is a catwalk forming the site’s periphery — a place to gaze on the light’s conversion. The timeless image of the sun’s reflection has a place here, and with a thoughtful design could provide relief from parking lot traffic and be welcomed by pedestrians and those sensitive façades that line the historic district.