The Granary District

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March 2012 Blog Posts (8)

4th Pre-charrette Coffee Klatch Recap

We met at the offices of Blalock & Partners, and had some drinks and snacks (thanks Kevin Blalock and others for providing) and got to work!

The topic: Discussing hurdles to redeveloping / repositioning properties in the Granary District and reviewing the charrette agenda.…


Added by James Alfandre on March 30, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Familiarizing us with some of the bicycle initiatives and complete streets ideas

Fresh from the Kona Productions Crew, How Bikes Make Cities Cool – Portland, is a five-minute mini documentary that explores the thriving bicycle culture resident to one of North America’s most progressive metropolises. Filmed entirely by bike, with support from longtime Kona Portland dealer Sellwood Cycles and resident Team Kona athletes Erik Tonkin and Matthew Slaven, we spent…


Added by Quinn McCallum-Law on March 29, 2012 at 9:39pm — 5 Comments

Ted Talks on neighborhood revitalization- Take the Initiative


A short little video mirroring the initiatives being taken in the Granary!


An accompanying article on

Added by Quinn McCallum-Law on March 26, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

3rd Pre-charrette Coffee Klatch

Another great, productive, exciting coffee klatch!

Those in attendance:

Dustin Haggett

Kate Spears



Added by James Alfandre on March 22, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Nothing but raw potential

The Granary District, what an area. Full of raw potential, something I can identify with. It has such a beauty underneath the superficiality of grit and grime. Some, including myself, even think the grit and grime adds a certain jenesequa to the charm. For young budding designers, artist and everyone else how do we "preserve" this charm and and hidden luster…


Added by Quinn McCallum-Law on March 20, 2012 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

2nd Coffee Klatch Recap

Wow, what a time! The 2nd meeting of the Granary pre-charrette coffee klatch series was a tremendous success!

Those in attendance:

Bill Kendrick

Jenn Blum…


Added by James Alfandre on March 15, 2012 at 11:35am — 8 Comments

1st Coffee Klatch Recap

We had our first coffee klatch on Wednesday night at Nostalgia Coffee. We had coffee, beer and muffins, sat down at a big communal table and started brainstorming existing assets of the Granary District to see what we can add value to and build off of as the neighborhood grows.

Those in attendance:…


Added by James Alfandre on March 9, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE! // Granary District Planning Charrette

Detailed schedule to be announced.
Venue to be announced.
A year ago, the Granary District had its coming out party — organized by dozens of area residents and businesses, organized by The Kentlands Initiative, and attended by more than 1,000 people. Today, we’re excited to announce the next obvious step in the District’s renewal: a community…

Added by Christian Harrison on March 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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