The start of this exciting phase is this Saturday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m. There will be another walkaround the area to visualize the areas and talk about what is needed. You can check out all the details for Saturday's event and sign up to volunteer for Team Better Block (which will be in April) right here. In the meantime, I've rounded up a few ideas I'd love to see happen with the area.
|food trucks, of course.|
Make a life-sized Chia Pet!
First-ever pop-up mall in East London. They used shipping containers (which Norfolk has plenty of) to make a retail establishment. Slightly reminds me of being in Thailand.
|comb bike rack|
Love the idea of a walking path, although I think these would need to be dug into the ground...seems like a bit of a hazard to me! Plus, then we could have all sorts of plants grow up around and through them.
The art on the left is by Richard Haas, and is a great idea to trick the eye. The mural on the left is from Massilon, Ohio (represent!), and shows what the Ohio and Eerie Canals look like directly behind the wall.
We've got plenty of bus stops - and a whole Greyhound Station - on Granby St. Why not make a rooftop garden from one?
|shipping pallet swings|
How cute are those? And every district needs a swing set and playground!
Inexpensive wall art and homemade moss graffiti! Yes please!