--------- DESIGN CHARRETTE ---------
The team will convene during the week of April 9th to conduct a week-long design charrette. The charrette is a concentrated planning and brainstorming event and involves intensive planning sessions, meetings, and production time. Public input is crucial to the design process and the team has designed three events to invite our community to join in this creative reimagining of what the East Hill Plaza area can be. The Space at Greenstar (700 West Buffalo Street) will host all Charrette Week events. Parking is available on site and light refreshments will be served at all public events.
-- CHARRETTE PUBLIC EVENTS --
All events at The Space at Greenstar, 700 West Buffalo Street While holding the public meetings at East Hill would have been ideal, there is no single space in the East Hill area that can accommodate the anticipated attendance.
We chose The Space at Greenstar because it is large enough, available for all three meetings, familiar to most of our community, is ADA compliant, and because public transportation is accessible and free parking is available.
Monday, April 9th - 6-8 p.m. Community Forum
The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide an update based on the May 17, 2017 meeting. The first part of the meeting will report on findings and highlight the planning goals and objectives. The second part of the meeting will seek public input at various stations, each with a different design area of interest, and will allow community members to meet in small groups with designers.
Wednesday, April 11th - 6-8 p.m. Design Open House
The community is invited to attend a Studio Open House for the public to observe the work in progress and discuss ideas with members of the design team. This is an opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the designers and collaboratively imagine the site using blocks to place buildings and green areas on a 20th-scale map of the site.
Thursday, April 12th - 6-8 p.m. Charrette Conclusion Design Ideas Presentation
The community is invited to attend the Charrette Conclusion, which will include a presentation and summary of alternatives for the site created during the charrette, with an interactive discussion of the merits of each.
---------- PAST MEETINGS ----------
May 17th, 2017 - Community Forum: The community was invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the future of the East Hill neighborhood on at the East Hill Office Building. The meeting, the first in a series of planned public sessions, included a presentation by the development team and a discussion of potential uses and visions for the site. This was followed by small focus groups and activities to allow for the community to express their ideas and concerns. Data gathered from this meeting will be presented at the April 9th Community Forum meeting. Click here to see the presentation.