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Bike Sharing: What is it and how could it benefit the Granary District?

By: Havilah

Bike-sharing, is a service in which bikes are made available for shared use to individuals

who do not own them. Bicycle sharing systems can be divided into two general

categories: “Community Programs" organized mostly by local community groups or non-…


Added by James Alfandre on February 7, 2013 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Coffee Klatch Recap - Charrette Book, Mid-Block Weaves and GRANARY ROW!

We gathered last night at the Pickle Factory to go over the final release of the charrette book, and talk/ brainstorm about near-term projects that came out of the charrette that we're tackling as a neighborhood, and of course, to eat, drink an be merry!…


Added by James Alfandre on December 13, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Urban umbrella installation

How cool is this? It's an art installation in the city of Agueda, Portugal and you can read more about it here.

Maybe this is something we can try on a smaller scale for Granary Row? It could work well between the two food containers over…


Added by James Alfandre on December 5, 2012 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

Visit to NYC for Some Shipping Container Inspiration

Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, NY has been an example we've used to explain how Granary Row might work logistically (fire code, building code, ADA, permitting, etc.) and I have been in touch with the firm who operated Dekalb to see if we could receive guidance in our quest to get Granary Row permitted. As a note, the City has been so incredibly supportive with this project and…


Added by James Alfandre on November 8, 2012 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Granary Row Brochure

After our last coffee klatch to decide on a mission statement and design for Granary Row, we came up with a brochure (above).



Added by James Alfandre on October 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Incredible Example of Urban Revitalization

This is a great documentary on an urban revitalization project in the Netherlands. Something we're facing here in the Granary. There are some really incredible ideas from how to revitalize an under-utilized area through great design, collaboration, creating diversity, using existing…


Added by James Alfandre on October 8, 2012 at 5:55pm — 6 Comments

Large One Bedroom Apt for Rent in the Granary

919 Gale Street

Large Eco Friendly Townhouse Apt- One Bed/One Bath $800


Completely remodeled architectural gem with all the amenities and a huge outdoor space. Located on a quiet mixed-use street in Downtown Salt Lake City’s up and coming Granary District.


Great transportation- walk or bike to anywhere downtown. Less than 5…


Added by Shannon McCallum-Law on September 28, 2012 at 12:27am — 2 Comments

Granary Row Promotional Video

Check out what Jeff White put together. Awesome job, Jeff!

Meeting with Mayor Becker on September 14th, but we've had some very positive meeting with City Council members Kyle LaMalfa and Luke Garrott, and other City officials.

Keep your fingers crossed!

Added by James Alfandre on September 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Granary Row Coffee Klatch Recap

We had a great turnout and a great meeting on the evening of the 26th at the Pickle Factory to discuss the final design and mission statement of Granary Row.

Granary Row came out of the week-long Granary District Crowdourced Charrette held at the end of…


Added by James Alfandre on August 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Granary District Charrette — Closing Presentation

Granary District Crowdourced Charrette — Closing Presentation from The Kentlands Initiative on Vimeo.

It's long, but VERY Good! We're working on starting the implementation of charrette outcomes like Granary Row (the container semi-temporary development…


Added by James Alfandre on July 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Coffee shop being built using shipping containers at Black Diamond

Two Utahns want to bring sustainable coffee shops to Holladay | The Salt Lake Tribune


(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ty Snelling is co-owner at Higher Ground at 3300 South and 20th East in Millcreek. Snelling is partnering with friend and mountain climber Kyle Dempster to put in a new coffeee shop…

Added by Pete Federman on July 5, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Block Party II Recap

Granary District Block Party II from The Kentlands Initiative on Vimeo.

Thanks to Kevin Blalock, Jeff White, the Pickle Factory for their support. What a time! And it was successful for a number of reasons. First, a lot of people came! People who have been…


Added by James Alfandre on June 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Granary District market

Some think the Granary is a food desert, but we know that's not true! M. Flores and the other surrounding bodegas offer some great produce, groceries and tamales on Saturdays. 

Added by James Alfandre on June 14, 2012 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Another Granary District Gem

This is the inside of the Hyde Building, just north of the Pickle Factory. Amazing, isn't it? At the charrette we talked about how to get more vacant buildings occupied in an efficient, cost-effective, safe way.

Wouldn't you love to live or work in the space when it's finished? Some good people are already working on making that happen!

Are there any…


Added by James Alfandre on June 7, 2012 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Community Planning Conference

This sounds interesting, especially as we move forward with designing further the neighborhood organizing elements that came out of the charrette (inter-block connections, plaza, etc.)

I'll be out of town, but if someone decides to go, take notes! and report…

Added by James Alfandre on June 5, 2012 at 6:37pm — 3 Comments

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

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