Community Work Session Planned for City's Granary District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2012
Downtown Community Council Chair, Christian Harrison
Community Work Session Planned for City’s Granary District
Collaborative “charrette” sessions aim to crowd-source future vision
SALT LAKE CITY – Do you work, play, or live in Salt Lake City’s Granary District, or want to? Join your neighbors for a chance to make your dream neighborhood a reality.
One year ago the Granary District had its debut party, ¬organized by dozens of area residents and businesses and attended by more than 1,000 people. Now it’s time to take the next step in the District’s renewal: a community-based, collaborative workshop, also called a “charrette.”
This seven-day charrette will bring area residents, businesses, government officials, planners, engineers, advocates and investors together. The goal will be to sketch out a broad vision for the District that honors the best wishes of the people who live, work and recreate there. The group will also identify and prioritize a handful of development projects.
With 19 sessions spread over seven days, the charrette will cover a variety of topics, including assessing needed amenities, building walkable neighborhoods and adding to the District’s many cultural assets. The program also includes a roundtable session about hurdles faced by property owners and an open discussion about embracing the District’s multi-cultural past, present and future.
All interested parties are welcome and invited, including:
• Area residents, businesses and property owners
• Prospective tenants
• Community organizations
• Local transit experts and advocates
• Real estate professionals
• Governments and intra-governmental organizations
The Granary District Charrette is hosted and organized by The Kentlands Initiative, a non-profit urban development facilitator, with support from Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, Morgan Stanley, American Express, University of Utah and the Foulger Family Foundation. For more information about The Kentlands Initiative, contact James Alfandre at 801-245-9193.
EVENT: Granary District Neighborhood Charrette
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25–Tuesday, May 1
Agenda and complete session details available at:
WHERE: 426 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City