The public meeting for the East West Alley Master Plan is next week on 6/17. Activating our alleys is an incredibly efficient way to expand the vitality of our Canton Street area. There are numerous examples of successful alley conversions worldwide but I really like some of the concepts illustrated by the Alley Network Project. They are small tight places that make you feel cozy. They can be fantastic places for art installations. And most importantly, they enhance connectivty and thus walkability and provide opportunities for creative reuse of space. So, if you want to add more vitality around Canton Street and continue to build our downtown, try to attend.
My one piece of feedback is that we need to make these the first examples of active "Shared Space" or Woonerfs in the metro area.
Here's the flyer.