Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.
We had a great work meeting part II on Thursday night at the Shred Shed! For a recap please click here.
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We had 18 people collaborating and planning the Block Party last night at our work meeting! It was a great success and we want to thank all of those who came and Wasatch Community Gardens for hosting.
For a detailed summary go to this discussion in the…Continue
One piece at a time. That's all it takes. A grocery store, a drug store, a WiFi coffee shop, some bars, restaurants, bike shop, cupcake shop where Jerry the owner lives down the street in the new block of 3-bedroom flats. And he and Marlene talk across their terraces about the new health food coop downstairs that lets you work a couple hours a week for credits. Then all of a…Continue
Many cities are full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. These stickers are an easy tool to voice what you want, where you want it. Just fill them out and put them on…Continue
Maybe not COMPLETELY without cars, but without having to use cars to get around for all the daily needs. I don't like cars. I don't hate cars — they're very useful for what they show in the commercials; driving up super-windy roads to go skiing, or camping in the great outdoors, but besides that I don't want to use one a regular basis.
I'd rather to get to…Continue
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The date is set for the Block Party Kickoff Meeting! It is going to be at 7:30pm Thursday, February 3 at the…Continue
I just recently saw this article on NPR's website and thought it summarized why cities all over the country are going back to our transportation roots.
The bottom line is that more and more people want to live closer to urban centers…Continue
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(Ashley Sanders explaining her ideas for the Block Party, in front of the Utah Pickle Factory)
This intersection, 800 South and 400 West looking north, is where The Granary District Block Party is happening this May. The group is going on an introductory tour Wednesday, Nov 10 at 9am to brainstorm.
Here in the official message:…
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So, I've been thinking that it would be a great idea to put on a Block Party for the Granary District. An event that will highlight local businesses and assets of the district to spur local investment and growth. I've been messing around with a mission statement and it looks something like this ...
With successful local businesses, a planned…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on October 20, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments
After federal funding fell through for the Sugar House streetcar line almost a year ago, streetcar talk in general died throughout the city. However, with today's article in the Salt Lake Tribune, it seems that the city has been working diligently to overcome the lost federal fund a year ago and focus on a downtown line that…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on October 13, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Artspace Commons on 800 South 400 West, in the Granary District is having its ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday at 4pm. I don't know what to expect, but I'm kind of interested to see what the insides look like. Hopefully it's miles better than the outside!
Is anyone else planning on…Continue
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This article was in the Trib yesterday about a proposed 80,000 square foot public market to be built along 600 South and 500 West, at the tip of The Granary District. The developer hopes that the market becomes a focal point for the city and tourism, like Pike Place Market (pictured below) in Seattle, Washington.…Continue
Another local, cool event happening in The Granary District! I just found out about the Salty Streets Flea Market that is happening this weekend at Kilby Court which is right behind The Utah Pickle Company. It sounds like a lot of fun, and if you haven't been to Kilby Court yet, this will be a great…Continue
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My Dough Girl, located at 770 South 300 West, in The Granary District, has some of the best of cookies I've ever tasted, but unfortunately it's success has given it some unwanted publicity.
The Pillsbury Company, who's mascot is the Pillsbury Dough Boy is taking legal action against My Dough Girl for trademark…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on May 25, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments
I had the opportunity to attend a walking tour of The Granary District, sponsored by ULI and hosted by DJ Baxter, the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) for Salt lake City, and Robin Hutcheson, transportation specialist.…Continue
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