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Block Party Work Meeting Part II

We had a great work meeting part II on Thursday night at the Shred Shed! For a recap please click here.

Added by James Alfandre on March 28, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

First Block Party Work Meeting Aftermath

There have been some good comments and suggestions following out first work meeting. Ashley Sanders and Julie Henry have taken the discussion to the next level already! If you'd like to add to it, please click… Continue

Added by James Alfandre on March 18, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Lost Notebook?

Someone left a notebook at last Thursday's meeting!  Give me a call if it's yours 801-359-2658 x12

Added by Susan Finlayson on March 14, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

For a Block Party Work Meeting Wrap-up Click on the Above Article in the 'Forum'!!

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…


Added by James Alfandre on March 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

I Wish This Was, Part II...

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…


Added by Joe Alfandre on March 7, 2011 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

I wish this was ...

This is an interesting way to express visions and dreams for what could be a part of your neighborhood. These stickers, created by Candy Chang, were made because ...


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…


Added by James Alfandre on March 2, 2011 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Could you imagine Salt Lake City without cars?

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…


Added by James Alfandre on February 25, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Block Part kickoff meeting follow up

I just wanted to thank everyone for attending and participating in the kickoff meeting last night! Here's the recap.

Added by James Alfandre on February 7, 2011 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Block Party Kickoff Meeting Date!!

The date is set for the Block Party Kickoff Meeting! It is going to be at 7:30pm Thursday, February 3 at the…


Added by James Alfandre on January 24, 2011 at 5:20pm — 21 Comments

NPR: "Light Rail Transforming Cities, Guiding Development"

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…


Added by James Alfandre on December 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Block Party Tour Wrap-Up

(Ashley Sanders explaining her ideas for the Block Party, in front of the Utah Pickle Factory)

For those of you who couldn't make the tour this morning, here's a summary of what happened.

Keri Williams, Mark, Ashley… Continue

Added by James Alfandre on November 10, 2010 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

Granary District Block Party Tour!

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:…


Added by James Alfandre on November 8, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Granary District Block Party!!

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…


Added by James Alfandre on October 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Streetcars are officially coming to Salt Lake!

This seemed like it was going to take a lot longer to secure the federal funds needed to construct the Sugar House streetcar line after Salt Lake was denied funding after its first attempt, so this is very exciting news!

You can find the article about it here.

This is BIG news for the city. Salt Lake has been on the forefront for transportation infrastructure and adding streetcar to TRAX will catapult it into the… Continue

Added by James Alfandre on October 20, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Downtown/ Granary District streetcar talk resurrected

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…


Added by James Alfandre on October 13, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Artspace Grand Opening

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…


Added by James Alfandre on September 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Public market headed for The Granary District?

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.…


Added by James Alfandre on August 17, 2010 at 3:37pm — 4 Comments

Salty Streets in The Granary District

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…


Added by James Alfandre on June 7, 2010 at 12:08am — No Comments

One of the many local, thriving businesses in The Granary District

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…


Added by James Alfandre on May 25, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Walking tour of The Granary District

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.…


Added by James Alfandre on May 19, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

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