[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntwqVDzdqAU] The video above represents actions mirroring the initiatives being taken in the Granary District.
The Kentlands Initiative help citizens and communities create and rehabilitate sustainable, compact, diverse, walkable neighborhoods. As a basic building block of human society, proper neighborhoods are crucial for sustained growth and increased quality of life. Right now, Kentlands is focused on the Granary District of Salt Lake City. To get involved as a resident, building owner, property owner, business tenant, neighbor, or concerned citizen, please join the community website for the Granary District.
Every Wednesday evening at 8pm, the Kentlands Initiative hosts a 'coffee klatch' to incorporate ideas, thoughts, and energy from residents, land owners, business owners, potential business tenants, etc. The passion at these weekly meetings is invigorating and I highly recommend you attend next Wednesday.
I started working with the Kentlands Initiative in the middle of March. James Alfandre asked me to collect housing, demographic, retail and corporate data in the Salt Lake City Metropolitan area. In addition to this large scope data, I will be collecting data specific to the Granary District. I will be performing geo-spatial analysis on the data with the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, EDC Utah (Economic Development Corp. Utah), and NAI West (Utah Branch).
Here are photos I took on the final day of work for the design charrette. It includes the presentation and after-party photos as well. The design charrette took a week to complete. The presentation lasted an hour and forty-five minutes.