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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

The Granary District Charrette — We're in the thick of it!

We have a lot of work to do leading up to the closing presentation on Tuesday evening. We've made some great progress and some incredible ideas have been presented regarding the future of the Granary. These ideas have been driven by our Neighborhood Narrative, which is…


Added by James Alfandre on April 28, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

Salt Lake City's Neighborhood business conference:

I heard about this on the radio this morning. I thought there may be a few current and prospective tenants of The Granary that would be interested. Its free and open to the public but space is limited.

Taken from website:

As part of an effort to support the thriving local economy and the community it fosters, Salt Lake City Corporation has teamed up with Local First Utah and Vest Pocket Business Coalition to host the 3rd Annual Neighborhood Business…

Added by Quinn McCallum-Law on April 23, 2012 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

It's the Granary District Fairy ...

Leaving goodies (invitations to the charrette) for neighborhood residents, businesses and property owners. Wanna co-design your future neighborhood? Then come! Details…


Added by James Alfandre on April 17, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Charrette Agenda!

For the detailed session explanations, go here.

Added by James Alfandre on April 16, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Check out the Granary District Charrette Agenda!!

It's going to be held at 426 West 700 South in the Granary District.

Click here for the detailed agenda, and don't forget to RSVP at the linked Facebook event page, and invite others!

Added by James Alfandre on April 10, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

The Future...

Schweeb was designd as a self-powered monorail technology for dense / urban landscapes (specifically Tokyo).  Imagine if the Granary had a transportation network like this and eventually connected to downtown?  I think it would be very interesting and useful!

Added by Jeremy W. Goldsmith on April 6, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

5th Pre-charrette Coffee Klatch Recap

Had some really good discussion about how to incorporate and promote bike infrastructure and culture in the Granary District at our last klatch in the Pickle Factory.

Some other brainstorming ideas that were brought up were:

Bike corrals
Covered bike parking
Loop detectors for bikes
Create community to propose families biking together
Bike Pumps
Bars and nightlife to give ppl…

Added by James Alfandre on April 6, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Bill Nye's City of the Future

The coffee klatch raised the idea of bicycle arterials. Bill Nye says that the cities of the future will be bicycle friendly, way bicycle friendly:

Added by Fahzure Freeride on April 5, 2012 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

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

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