Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.
After some scheduling conflicts, we finally had the opportunity to meet and discuss one of the main next steps post-charrette: The festival street (need to come up with a better name for it) located between 300 and 400 West on 700 South. Thank you to the Barretts for hosting again at the Utah Pickle Factory, Doug Woodruff for bringing the print-outs, and to all who came.
We talked about the 2nd Annual Granary District Block Party coming up on June 15, knowing it's short notice, but we want to leverage the events happening the same night through Green Drinks and the Young Architect Forum. We're going to drop some containers in the middle of the street where the festival street will be and have food vendors, music and more just for the evening!
Then we switched gears to the Festival Street and all agreed that it is a project worth doing, and something that will be a relatively easy way to start creating meaningful light infrastructure in the neighborhood to get things going.
Then we decided the next steps need to be programming the street. In the charrette drawing of the festival street, as a base plan, we have an outdoor stage for neighborhood concerts/events, containers for small incubator space, food carts, a beer garden and other open space:
These above images show these base plan ideas, but are we missing anything that should be incorporated into the street design? Brook Oswald thinks that incorporating an agricultural use is important, like bees or small garden plots.
What do you think?
We're going to work on finalizing a plan through online collaboration, then meet in person and start to create committees and timelines to open the festival street next May!
So stay tuned and give your input.
Leverage Next Steps Around CNU Conference
The design is on PAPER. Therefore, we can leverage real ideas from the neighborhood forward using the template that is on paper.
How this promotes what the neighborhood is all about?
This street reflects the narrative
Reflects Home-GROWN = Speaking directly to the neighborhood as a true crowd-sourced initiative
Have you talked to the property owners along that street?
Potential 24,000 sq ft of leasable space...
QUESTIONS TO THE LEASES? WHO COLLECTS THE RENT?
Respect the potential competition between local property and land owners
Salt Lake City has a history of trusting non-profit organizations for the new leasable space (sq ft)
Then the non-profit designates bylaws that reinvest dividends into the district and infrastructure for the district
COMPLEMENT vs. COMPETITION
The people running the incubator space should be art-space oriented. Local, art-based, artisanal, small-business, focused!
Keep a yearly portfolio review for owners/businesses/property owners/ etc...
Small accessible is hard to find. ACCESSIBILITY is a KEY ISSUE
the HUB is looking for 15,000-20,000 square foot
HUB is working with TECHSHOP (Crowd-sourced tools)
The other stuff is more important than the containers...
Outdoor stage is a key focal point of the block
Seems like it has to get done in Phases...
Initial Street Festival
More containers are inhabited over 3 months
Next following 3 months
Must use supporting documents, bylaws, philosophy, and program for the non-profit that runs the street
This is THE PLACE where you find everything local for Salt Lake City and Utah...
MUST COME TO THE GRANARY DISTRICT FOR LOCAL ECONOMY - LOCALLY MADE - UTAH'S OWN
Come up with the language of the discussion for OUR SPACE ---- THE GRANARY where you can find ALL, LOCAL, ONLY
What this street represents and what could go in that street? (General representation of the neighborhood (ie - Busy Bee Honeycombs))
Tuesdays/Thursdays (5-8pm) to find the critical mass - "Boutique" oriented
Salt Lake City has an ordinance against "Street Performers"
Pro-active collaboration (CO_OP) to showcase for local artisans and they share space for business in the containers
Friday/Saturday/Sunday (Time range)
NEED SOMETHING SPECIAL. This isn't the field of dreams. If you build it, they won't come.
What is the non-physical, soft-side that makes the area special? What is the programming for the area?
We have the special.
What attracts people?
MAJOR LANDMARK off 300 SOUTH and WEST TEMPLE
Music and Food
Concessions, conveinence, beer garden
What the space is going to be for the programming?
May 29, 2013
Kilby Court BIG MUSIC concert simultaneously
Flood the district on one week that coincides with many different events/organizations
How are we going to tell the story around this week and this area?
Have a GOOD SPACE
Have a GOOD STORY to TELL
(Open-alcohol container district?!?) - (Explore the possibility and discuss the idea?)
James and Christian need to know:
Space uses? - - - (Bike shop? Bakery? Coffee? Bar? Restaurant? Music?)
2nd Annual Block Party - June 15, 2012 (5-8pm)
Univ of Utah - The Foundry
Young Architects (1,500 People List Serve)
Green Drinks (1,500 People List Serve)
Live Music with a local kilby court show that night
Local Food from Last Block Party
- - - Similar to last block party - - - - - - (but different components......!!!!)
Frida Bistro After Party - 8p-11:59pm
"The Sacred Tree" gets planted on the 2nd Annual Block Party?? [--- Chuckles ---]
I've talked to Nick Norris about the festival street for permanence... He is a big fan of the permanent festival street and we don't want to burn the bridges that have been created.
Painted lanes? Spaces? Etc.
The next Coffee Klatch is June 26th or June 28th?
Mini-Charrette Project? - - - Inner Block Connection Party