Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.
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,…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on May 24, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on May 17, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Our crowdsourced charrette was front page news on sltrib.com 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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on April 28, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments
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:
Leaving goodies (invitations to the charrette) for neighborhood residents, businesses and property owners. Wanna co-design your future neighborhood? Then come! Details…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on April 17, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments
For the detailed session explanations, go here.
Added by James Alfandre on April 16, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments
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
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
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:
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 Jeremy W. Goldsmith on April 1, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on March 30, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments
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…Continue
A short little video mirroring the initiatives being taken in the Granary!
An accompanying article on archdaily.com
Added by Quinn McCallum-Law on March 26, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Another great, productive, exciting coffee klatch!
Those in attendance:
Added by James Alfandre on March 22, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Wow, what a time! The 2nd meeting of the Granary pre-charrette coffee klatch series was a tremendous success!
Those in attendance:Continue