The Granary District

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

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Crowdsourcing is an effective tool in grassroots engagement!

As we're seeing in the Granary District, crowdsourcing is becoming an effective model for grassroots/ community engagement to resurrect The Granary District.

It is also becoming an effective tool in rebuilding Vermont after Hurricane Irene.

Cool story,…

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Added by James Alfandre on September 1, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Sound bite from a Granary District branding meeting

We'll be posting documents soon for comments, so stay…

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Added by James Alfandre on August 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Granary District movie night!!



Lou Barret, the new owner of the Pickle Factory, is going to host the first neighborhood movie night! It's going to take place in the backyard (pictured below).

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Added by James Alfandre on August 15, 2011 at 5:07pm — 5 Comments

New Block Party video (kind of)

Here's an edited, condensed, new-footage video of the Block Party and next-steps that the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City asked me to present at their monthly meeting yesterday.
My favorite part starts around 10:07! Go Granary!!
I have also been applying for grants so we can do the community-driven economic…
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Added by James Alfandre on August 11, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Neighborhood event brainstorming meeting at Alberto's

For those who couldn't make it to the meeting on Friday, here's a short recap:

Those in attendance:

Ryan Chatterton…

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Added by James Alfandre on August 2, 2011 at 1:29pm — 6 Comments

Great Video on benefits of 'Complete Streets'

Added by James Alfandre on July 18, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Promotional video for The Granary District!

I'm doing an "I _____ in The Granary District" video to show what amazing, creative things are happening in the District.

Here is some raw footage of an interview with Jonathan Russel, front man for The Head and the Heart (watch this video, they're really good!).

Does anyone have…

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Added by James Alfandre on July 18, 2011 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

The Granary District mural is complete!

The Granary District mural is complete, thanks to Trent Call and Captain Captain studios!

Can you decipher it?! What does it…

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Added by James Alfandre on July 1, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Block Party video

 

And to view the rest of the Block Party series, go here.

 

What was your favorite part of the Block Party? What did we miss on? Please discuss…

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Added by James Alfandre on June 8, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Block Party Success!!!

What a great day it was on saturday! Thanks to everyone who got involved:)

I'm really excited to see the branding effort move forward and the creation of a logo for the Granary District!!! It's on the community's radar, now we just need to make it clear this destination is on the map to stay! If you know businesses who aren't involved yet, invite them to get on board!

-ashlie

RDA

ps anyone know the name of the vendor in the red truck that was serving the amazing…

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Added by Ashlie Taylor on May 23, 2011 at 12:54pm — 3 Comments

THANK YOU!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNtHo2wtClk&feature=related

The Block Party was a HUGE success! Everyone pulled together, the weather more than cooperated and the turnout was great!

We couldn't have pulled it off without the help from a number of people, but especially the ones below who were there from 9am to 10pm setting up and cleaning up. Thank you all so much! You made the Block Party…

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Added by James Alfandre on May 23, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

30 Minutes Before the Big Moment!

We’ve met dozens of times … posted scores of posters … invited thousands.

 

And it’s all down to this: we show up, we get our hands dirty … and we have a blast!

 

Enjoy yourselves today! You deserve it!

Added by Christian Harrison on May 21, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Granary District Block Party — Less than a week away!!

The kickoff event for our District is upon us!

We need volunteers to help with a variety of things before, during and after the Block Party.

Not only do you get the reward of directly influencing the future of the District — you get a 'Granary District T Shirt, too!'

Look for another…

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Added by James Alfandre on May 16, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Posters! Blurbs! Marketing Galore!

Okay … ready to spread the word?



We need you to do three things:



Download and print the poster: hang it at work, in your apartment or condo complex, and around your neighborhood: download block party poster PDF.

Post about the event on Facebook — use our Facebook…

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Added by Christian Harrison on May 5, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

IMPORTANT: District Brand Survey

Afternoon, everyone! Please take a moment to fill out this FOUR QUESTION survey. We’re using the responses we get for the branding project! Your input is vital!

 

 

Added by Christian Harrison on April 30, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Last Block Party meeting wrap-up

We had another great Block Party meeting on Saturday at Wasatch Community Gardens office. I can't believe we're just under a month away from the Granary District Block…

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Added by James Alfandre on April 25, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Block Party Kickstarter project has launched!!

Check out the Kickstarter project page here! And spread the word so we can have more funds for the Block Party to make it even… Continue

Added by James Alfandre on April 22, 2011 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Behold — The Gandy Dancer!!

It's official, The Union Station in Ogden has officially given permission to rent the Gandy Dancer for the Block Party!

It's going to be a great representation of the future Granary District streetcar.

She's a beaut, and it's going to take 4-5 strong people to lift it on to my trailer for transport!…

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Added by James Alfandre on April 18, 2011 at 6:14pm — 3 Comments

Block Party Funding!!

We officially have some money committed from the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City to put on the Block Party!

Thank you to the RDA, and especially Ashlie Taylor for all her…

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Added by James Alfandre on March 31, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

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