The Granary District

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Property Owners

This group is for property owners to identify what properties they own, what their goals are for the neighborhood and to network with other owners in the District.

Members: 6
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2012

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micro lots 7 Replies

Quinn -Would you explain the problem in a little detail with creating fee simple, attached, small lots? Zoning Ordinance? Parking? Market Acceptance? Building Code? etc.? That row you took a picture…Continue

Started by Joe Alfandre. Last reply by Quinn McCallum-Law Jul 17, 2012.

Ways to create micro-lots under current zoning regulations? 5 Replies

I have been doing a lot of research as of late regarding this and I am wondering if anyone has idea's, recommendations, or contacts for this.Essentially from what I can figure out, there is no way to…Continue

Started by Quinn McCallum-Law. Last reply by James Alfandre Jul 16, 2012.

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Comment by Kevin Blalock on September 19, 2011 at 1:22pm

I am interested in discovering what other property owners are planning in the area, including timeframes for development, if any. I know there are a number of properties for sale, so I am also curious to understand what is driving development.

In general, though, what is it that is needed in the "district": affordable housing, live / work spaces, non-traditional office space (start-up / generator space, shared work space, etc.).  Admittedly, my inquiries are self-serving - we have a couple of parcels on 7th South and we're trying to decide what they could / should be developed into...

many thanks

Comment by James Alfandre on September 19, 2011 at 2:55pm

Kevin, I'm really glad you're on the groupsite asking these questions. I am currently applying for three different grants right now to do a crowdsourced master plan for the Granary District where we answer these questions — "what is needed in the District" and how to go about making it happen. 

Now there is a lot of work to be done before we get the crowdsourced master plan — we need to get the finding to pay professional architects, engineers and other specialists to help with finalizing our vision for the District, we need to get more property owners and future tenants involved, and we need to continue collaborating to answering questions like yours as we work up to the master plan (January) so we can efficiently start planning the future of the District.

There will be more to come on all of this. I was going to wait to start this discussion when I knew we had funding to conduct the master plan, but maybe we should start sooner.

I will create a special forum on this groupsite where we can start these important discussions of what we want to see in the District.

Thanks again for your involvement! We need to property owners involved if we're going to resurrect the District. 

Comment by Kevin Blalock on September 20, 2011 at 12:03pm
James - you up for lunch sometime in the near future? I think we could put our heads together to capitalize on the momentum you've created. Specifically, my firm is an architecture design / planning firm so we could discuss undertaking the master plan effort and work with the city. I would be willing to donate a substantial amount of professional services with the hope that the city / RDA could come to the table with a little bit of money to help offset some of our time. I think it's a minor aspect; my focus and priority would be on assisting in efforts to revitalize the area. If my team can provide assistance in the planning and design arenas, I would welcome the opportunity. Feel free to email me or call anytime: (c): 801.597.3900 (e):
Comment by James Alfandre on September 20, 2011 at 3:44pm
Hey Kevin - Id love to grab some lunch or coffee or something. I'll message you to figure out a time.
Comment by James Alfandre on October 27, 2011 at 11:11am


Kevin and I ended up meeting a couple of weeks ago, however I would meet again with you both. 

We need to get more property owners on this site to collaborate and share ideas, lessons learned, visions, etc. 

Hopefully we can get some more who are visionary like you both and we can have a property owner meet and greet/ tour, etc.

The Crowdsourced Redevelopment Plan we're trying to raise money for will allow us to reach out to all property owners in the District to work towards growth and redevelopment, but starting now to assemble more property owners is a good idea.



Comment by Quinn McCallum-Law on February 27, 2012 at 10:01pm

Thanks for the invite James! When's that next RDA meeting again?

Kevin, I have a property in the area that I have some plans for, and I am also trying to get a couple other off the ground. 1 is with a few of the people who submitted for the single family project on Jefferson a few months ago, the other is a mixed use town home project. The timing is all about 4-5 years on the townhomes and my existing property. The single family project is around 2 years, if that one can even pan out.

Comment by Quinn McCallum-Law on February 27, 2012 at 10:02pm

Also these are a few blocks south of your property. 

Comment by Kevin Blalock on February 28, 2012 at 1:04pm

Quinn - sounds fantastic! love to hear about the stuff coming up, for sure. Let me know if you want another set of eyes on anything.

Comment by Quinn McCallum-Law on April 18, 2012 at 12:06pm

Cheers Kevin, Thank you! Just saw your message on here. 


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