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The Town Council has selected a consulting team (Beckwith Consulting Group) to work with Town staff, Sunshine Alley stakeholders, and the public on the development of an urban design plan and program for Sunshine Alley including the backs of buildings and properties that front onto the alley space from the surrounding block.
The urban design planning process will include interviews with property and business owners of the block, focus group sessions with stakeholder interests and organizations, a public charrette, a series of public open houses on plan progress and proposals, a survey of Sunshine Alley customers, and an eventual survey of the public on final plan proposals and implementation particulars. The planning process will start in December and initiate charrettes and open houses beginning in January.
Depending on the outcome of the process, the ultimate plan could include proposals for gateways and wayfinding signage, interconnected interior walkways, outdoor performing and eating areas, water features and artworks, street trees and green walls, children's play areas, and a vertical identifying structure.
The program for the Alley could also include proposals for outdoor movies, street/alley performers, vendors, kids events, and additional celebrations and events. The program could also consider additional alley businesses including activities that compliment the Farmers' and Art Markets as well as other existing uses in the block.
INFO FROM BECKWITH CONSULTING GROUP
You are invited to participate in a design workshop to be held for all interested persons on the 26th and possibly another on the 27th of February if a large number of persons wish to participate at Brickworks to brainstorm ideas for the improvement of the Sunshine Alley block.
Workshop participants will divide into small groups to develop ideas for alley entries and portals, pathways and connections, alleyway treatments, building backside improvements and uses, outdoor dining areas, performance areas, children’s play, green space and green features, accents, landmarks, and lighting as well as any other topic the workshop participants wish to consider.
To participated register on surveymonkey . Photos of existing conditions are posted onlineas well as examples of designs that have been accomplished for other alley improvement projects that may give you ideas.
Due to space limitations at Brickworks and to allow participants a hands-on experience, you may be assigned to participate in the design workshop to be conducted on Wednesday the 26 or Thursday the 27 – BUT YOU MUST SIGN UP OR YOU MAY NOT HAVE A SPACE ASSIGNED FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE.
The concepts you create in this design workshop will be detailed, evaluated, tested, and refined by the consultant team in the following tasks of this process. The purpose of this design workshop is for you to create ideas - not resolve all the details.
An open house will be conducted at Brickworks and on-line once all of the design workshop concepts have been compiled, compared, and refined where you may review, critique, and rank (vote on) the ideas.
Please contact Duncan Wilson Town Administrator at 378-2810 or [email protected] if you have any questions about the design workshop or this project.
Click the following links for the current process, calendar, study area, and access to the Customer Survey which also includes a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from those who participate in the survey. Check the town's web page for future documents on the plan's progress and proposals.
Placemaking Checklist - Existing Conditions
Placemaking Checklist - Ideas