Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.
As we start thinking more about what design elements should be considered in the Granary District and executed at the charrette this Spring, it's important to think about an environment that is inclusive and equal for all pedestrians and transportation modes; it's called Shared…Continue
This year the Mayor Symposium is focusing on the Granary District. It should be a very interesting event with some great speakers. It's open to the public, so you should come if you can!…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on February 3, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments
There's a great article in the New York Times about the repercussions of our nation's development pattern over the last 50+ years.
One of the more interesting statistics, is "In 1974, 66 percent of all children walked or biked to school By 2000, that number had dropped to 13 percent."
“Children who grow up in suburbia can’t meet their life needs…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on February 1, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I came across this article today from 'GOOD' and thought it was quite accurate on suggesting some things that can make a neighborhood 'perfect.'
Here is what the article said:
In late Spring of this year, we'll be partnering with leading local and national (mainly local) design and neighborhood redevelopment initiators to continue our effort in resurrecting the Granary District through a five-day intense design session called a 'charrette'.
We've come a long way…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on January 26, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments
Hello again, everyone! We sent out a little homework assignment to assist in the final stretch of the branding process before the break:
"Walk around your favorite parts of the district and snap some photos of lettering you love — faded signs painted on the sides of buildings, business signs, building names, whatever! Then post the photos by replying to this…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on January 9, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments
Enjoy your holiday!
Added by James Alfandre on December 6, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Temporary urbanism is a tool to enliven urban spaces through implementing temporary uses in neighborhoods that have some vacant space, like The Gran. You can read a great article on temporary uses here.
We did a great job of showing the benefits of temporary uses with the Crowdsourced Granary District Block Party…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on November 11, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments
We had our last Granary District branding focus group meeting last night, with an unbelievable turnout, honest discussion and great collaboration.
Erik Steffensen and his tenants all showed and brought a lot of new ideas and input to the branding process.
We're now tweeking the logos and will be posting on this site for review, so stay tuned!
Added by James Alfandre on November 4, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
WHAT: Community Celebration
Added by James Alfandre on October 26, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
Want to grow your own vegetables and meet your neighbors in The Granary District? Come learn how you can be a part of starting a new community garden next to Artspace Commons! For more details, click…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on October 19, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
What's better than good food and great company in a gritty, urban atmosphere that inspires and excites neighbors to see the potential of The Granary District? Adding a Beet-off contest (prizes for best beet-inspired dish) and Beet-off t shirts to the mix, of course!…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on October 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Don't forget to come this weekend! Check out the details, here.
And check out the Facebook event…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on October 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Check out the hidden urban gem that will host our next event! Stay tuned for more details!…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on October 6, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
It was a great night with fresh popped popcorn, friends, and The Goonies.
Thank you to Lou Barrett for hosting us and everyone…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on September 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It is also becoming an effective tool in rebuilding Vermont after Hurricane Irene.
Added by James Alfandre on September 1, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments
We'll be posting documents soon for comments, so stay…Continue
Added by James Alfandre on August 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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).
Added by James Alfandre on August 11, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments