The Granary District

Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.

May 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Block Party II


Come support the Granary District. It's going to be fantastic! 


Added by James Alfandre on May 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

1st Post-charrette Coffee Klatch Recap

After some scheduling conflicts, we finally had the opportunity to meet and discuss one of the main next steps post-charrette: The festival street (need to come up with a better name for it) located between 300 and 400 West on 700 South. Thank you to the Barretts for hosting again at the Utah Pickle Factory, Doug Woodruff for bringing the print-outs, and to all who…


Added by James Alfandre on May 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where The Local Economy Lives + GD Smart Phone App

I really liked the plan for the Festival Street that we discussed last night and what Christian said about making the GD the place where the local economy lives!

It would be great to see a retail space for local makers and artists to feature and sell their work.  This combined with programmed events could draw a lot of people to the area.  One…


Added by Dustin Haggett on May 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Great use of "I wish this was" stickers

Just wanted to forward this blog post on to ya'll.

I don't remember if this was the one that James came across, but Derek Sivers posted it on Facebook today and it reminded me how cool these are. The "I wish this was" stickers in action:

I really think it would be a cool idea to get some people to pitch in on a few boxes of these.

Added by Ryan Chatterton on May 28, 2012 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

The Granary District and neighborhood start-up, The Foundry, in Fast Company!!

There is an incredible article (read it here) in Fast Company, one of the leading technology, business and design magazines out, about a Granary District entrepreneur incubator,…


Added by James Alfandre on May 24, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Pay it Forward! Kickstart a Local Business

Cool! Some of our very own entrepreneurs —LAZIZ HUMMUS, running out of Art Space Commons — are fund-raising for kitchen equipment for their amazing little culinary start-up.…


Added by Christian Harrison on May 22, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Granary District salvage system for the neighborhood

There were a lot of fabulous ideas to come out of the Granary District crowdsourced charrette. One of many I've been thinking of lately is the idea of a Granary District Re-store/ salvage yard type of neighborhood service.

With all of the old buildings in the Granary, most will be…


Added by James Alfandre on May 17, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

We're in the Trib! - "Salt Lake City's Granary District fights gentrification"

Our crowdsourced charrette was front page news on this morning. I think the article did a good job of recapping the charrette. Although some important points and ideas were left out, the one that made a big impression on the reporter…


Added by James Alfandre on May 11, 2012 at 1:43am — 4 Comments

Granary District Charrette Wrap-Up!

Whew! What a week! Thank you to all those who came and participated in person and via the live stream. And a special thanks to the charrette team who produced some fabulous material. For pictures of the charrette, check out the album, here.



Added by James Alfandre on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

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