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  <docHead>
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    <title>Project 2 - Djordje</title>
    <version n="2" date="2016-08-09"/>
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  <pub_init_proposal>
    <cover_page>
      <title>Tennis Court Building Initiative</title>
      <author>
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      </author>
      <submit_date>8/9/2016</submit_date>
      <audience>Boston City Council</audience>
    </cover_page>
    <tbl_cont>
      <section n="1"> Introduction </section>
      <section n="2"> Background </section>
      <section n="3"> Purpose </section>
      <section n="4"> Approach </section>
      <section n="5"> Feasibility </section>
      <section n="6"> Conclusion </section>
      <section n="7"> References </section>
    </tbl_cont>
    <intro type="ltr_int">
      <p>In Boston, there are a variety of public areas where one can choose to participate in
                sports. But for some sports, it is more difficult to find a place to play, tennis
                being one of them. Because of the lack of courts in the city and crowdedness of the
                existing courts, many people are unable to have the opportunity to play. This leaves
                many limited options on when and where they can play. The premise of this
                    proposal to expand the number of tennis courts in the
                city, so that more individuals can have the opportunity to participate in the
                sport.</p>
    </intro>
    <background>
      <p><crnt_cond> In today's Boston, there are a few places where someone can go out and
                    play a game of tennis. But from the already
                    limited amounts of courts in the city and the courts that are owned by private
                    facilities, there are not many options for the public to choose from. For the courts
                    that are available to the public, they usually fill quickly and may be out of
                    the way for some. These factors make it difficult for people to go out with a
                    friend and play a game of tennis. </crnt_cond> With these kinds of existing
                issues, it seems unfair that the average person can't just go out and have a good
                time at the tennis courts without worrying about where or when to go. <subj_hist> In
                    the United States, tennis is a sport with smaller community that belongs to the
                    very talented or those who are reasonably wealthy enough to afford the necessary
                    equipment, lessons, and facilities that are usually required to play the sport.
                    But for those individuals who do not have the luxury of falling into those
                    categories, it leaves them from experiencing the sport. </subj_hist></p>
    </background>
    <purpose>
      <p>What we hope to achieve at the end of this project is to give the community more
                opportunities to play tennis. Looking ahead at the scheduling for this project,
                    <scope type="when">the expected time table would probably be over the course of
                    a few months to half a year. If everything goes accordingly, the tennis courts
                    should be ready by spring of next year. </scope> In terms of an overall
                objective, <objective> we are insisting on is building four to six tennis court
                    sites throughout the Back Bay areawhy this
                    area?. These courts would all be nicely furnished and reflect a high standard in
                    condition. </objective> The benefits a project like this bring are: <goal> the
                    reduction of crowded courts throughout the city, uptick in the amount of
                    individuals playing tennis, convenience of location for many and increase in the
                    opportunities to lead a healthier lifestyle. </goal></p>
    </purpose>
    <approach>
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      <p>
        <action>The first step in the project would be getting the proposal approved by the
                    city council. Once the project is green lit, we will come up with a budget of
                    roughly $15 million to accommodate the tasks and resources that will be
                    necessary to the completion of these tennis courts. Once receiving approval on
                    the budget, the next phase would be to buy up areas around the city and get the
                    proper legal paperwork that will enable us to work without any issues. From
                    there, a construction company will be hired and begin work once all of the
                    necessary documentation has been set in order. After construction is wrapped up,
                    necessary precautions will be made to see that all safety regulations are met
                    and that all of the courts meet regulation sizes. </action>
      </p>
    </approach>
    <feasibility>
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      <p>
        <environmental> One of the main obstacles to this project will be finding the right
                    areas to build these courts. The first thing to make sure of would be building
                    these courts away from other existing courts in the city. The
                    other parameters for location would be finding a place in the city where it
                    would be easily accessible for anyone. This means minimal traffic around the
                    area and multiple entrances and exits. The main obstacle that will come with
                    building these courts will be obtaining the necessary zoning and construction
                        permits. But if we can find the right area to build and meet all of
                    the requirements given by the city, this project will be possible.</environmental>
      </p>
    </feasibility>
    <conclu>
      <p> Building these courts will give people throughout the city more chances to play tennis and
                introduce others to the sport. It will provide many with a more convenient locations
                and give people who may have lacked the opportunity before to play. This project
                will also give people another way to stay active and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
                Lastly it will lead to a resurgence in the popularity of tennis as a sport in
                Boston. Overall this opportunity will lead to renaissance for tennis within the
                community and give opportunities for many to play whenever.</p>
    </conclu>
    <references>
      <citation n="1" style="MLA">Lawrence, Merlisa. "Why Is American Tennis Dying?" Bleacher
                Report. N.p., 21 Nov. 2013. Web. 01 Aug. 2016.</citation>
      <citation n="2" style="MLA">Sopher, Philip. "Explaining the U.S. Tennis Slump." The
                Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 22 Aug. 2014. Web. 01 Aug. 2016.</citation>
      <citation n="3" style="MLA">"Tennis Court Construction Basics." Tennis Court and Play
                Court Construction Basics, Dimensions. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2016.</citation>
    </references>
  </pub_init_proposal>
</DOC>

  

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