Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.
Thanks to Kevin Blalock, Jeff White, the Pickle Factory for their support. What a time! And it was successful for a number of reasons. First, a lot of people came! People who have been involved with the Granary, and people who were Granary first-timers, allowing them the opportunity to see what the Granary has to offer.
Second, it was a great dry run for when we make this street permanent (please go here to give your input on what this street will be called), opening in May 2013, with container work space (hopefully living, too), neighborhood mini-plaza with stage, space for food vendors, urban agriculture, beer garden, and other space TBD. City officials who attended love the idea of making this street permanent (for one year) and offered to lease the middle of the street to us for $1!
I say it was quite the success!
Plus the after-party at Frida Bistro was awesome with DJ's, incredible photography and fabulous libations!
The Granary was covered from 5pm to 11pm with families, the young and old, bicyclists, urbanists, and others who where jumping from one party to another (The Pickle Factory had an awesome after-party as well in their backyard). It was really cool to see!
(Plan of street to open on 700 South between 300 and 400 West in May 2013)
What was your favorite part of the Block Party, and what would you improve for the more permanent installation?
Here are some more pictures from the evening:
(Moving the containers into place! Jeff White is the container whisperer)