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The Next Big Thing Workshop Presentations

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Glass House Collective was founded to bring life back to Glass Street and Glass Street back to life. The Next Big Thing Urbanism Workshop was intended to take Glass House Collective’s previous efforts to the next level by developing ideas that are basic, realistic and scalable. This three day conference started off with a kickoff featuring Mike Lydon discussing tactical urbanism and ended with 10 minute team presentations from the work nine teams developed in four hours in cross-disciplinary teams.

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The Next Big Thing Workshop Presentations

  1. 1. Team 1 Synopsis Our team included planners, transportation specialists, community engagement specialist, residents and designers. Thematic concept: ​The next three years of Glass House must be about gaining ownership of the Glass Street area by Glass Street area residents. The expansion of the great work Glass House has been doing should continue south on Glass Street but the spaces being enhanced must be utilized by the neighborhood to be of greatest value. Defining the boundaries (this next 3 years).​With the help of floating facilitators and local institutional knowledge our table mapped out the target area we recommend for Glass House to tackle in the next three years.
  2. 2. 1 Month: ● Base Painting of Intersections: o Chamberlain is a runway of a road. The speed at which people drive on the road is well above the safe speed desired on the road. While we address longer scoped methods to help 2 methods can be quick and easy. The first is to create a painted traffic table at the Intersection of Chamberlain and Stuart. This is a fun and visible way to get the neighborhood interested and slow traffic. ● Street Calming Demonstration on Chamberlain: o A second method for a quick traffic calming on Chamberlain is a demonstration piece with paint or cones or pallet chairs to encroach upon the wide lanes by building out the sidewalks from Glass House down Chamberlain to Stuart. o ● Faith Based Stakeholder Meeting: o Have a primary meeting with all the faith based facilities in the area about the creation of a joint long term plan and project to empower the Glass Street area residents.
  3. 3. ● Meet a neighbor BBQ: o Go to the first, closest residential block and meet some of the neighbors by good ole fashioned door knocking. You won’t have to go far. o Ask if they can help you organize a dinner (bbq or boil or fry) on the street. o Use this opportunity to meet neighbors and find a champion who will go with you (and then for you) to the next block and do the same. See 1 year goal for next steps. 1 Year: ● Permanent upgrade of a single intersection: o Work with the City to install at least one raised table intersection or enhanced pattern intersection at one of the four designated intersections. A ​raised table intersection creates a traffic calming mechanism which requires drivers to slow down while emphasizing the primacy of pedestrians. An enhanced pattern intersection is simply any intersection where paint, tile, brick, stripping, or other tools are used to create a visual change requiring drivers to slow down and become more aware of their surroundings. ● Coordinating Faith Based Organizations: o Have events where all the faith based organizations in the area do community building exercises. Examples include: a cook off on Glass Street, a Spelling Bee, a dance party, market to sell wares, dinner under the stars, etc… o Make it a game and add a competitive element. Create a Glass Street trophy and it travels from organization to organization by winner! ● Conducting inventory of needs: o Walk the neighborhood and make an inventory of sidewalk issues, vacant buildings, vacant parcels, brownfields, shade gaps, negative impactors, and buildings in need of love. o Host the community and build an inventory of their needs to later identify if Glass House can act as a liaison to bring in those resources. ● Building Resources for needs: o Meet with groups (like CNE) to host resources which the community will want to come to you for. Recommendations include classes on home finance management or home improvements classes, how to start a business or how to qualify for student loans. o Look into the potential for facade improvement programs which provide micro-grants to retailers to upgrade or enhance their appearance and interior infrastructure. ● Open Street/Pop Ups/ Parades: o Get local marching bands to do a parade through the area. It creates a safe way for people to walk through their own neighborhood and see what is there. o Get each local organization (churches, neighbrohood association, ect…) to sponsor a pop-up and activate a vacant parcel or front lawn. ● Meeting the neighbors a block at a time: o Taking the meet a neighbor BBQ from 1 month work to host a dinner party on every block in the area in one year.
  4. 4. ● A first time farmers market: o The area appears to be a food desert, work with the local gardens and even markets to host one farmers market on the area. 3 Years: ● Permanent infrastructure improvements: ● Housing investment in critical areas: ● Forming a real bond with neighbors: ● Strategy to use enforcement of codes: ● A fully functional grocer with local farmers market component: Additional images and thoughts can be found HERE: ​https://www.pinterest.com/jtirsun/glass-house/
  5. 5. TEAM 2 Facilitators LOCAL: Bert Kuyrkendall OUT OF TOWN: Adrian Lipscomb Team RESIDENT: Mildred Moreland RESIDENT: Daniel Ceciric COMMUNITY ORG: Daniel Gamble ARTIST: Rebekah Muwako ARCHITECT: Fuller Hannan COMMUNITY ORG: Dan Bowers DESIGNER: Fernando Martinez
  6. 6. It was a mixed community. It was a nice community - Mildred Moreland, Resident (30+ Years)
  7. 7. GREAT NEED • Safety & Accessability • Solidarity & Empowerment • Resource Management & Neighborhood Ownership
  8. 8. ONE MONTH Paint Windows/ Add Store Signage show potential activity on the inside Start Dialogue w/City Council neighborhood leaders engage & demand attention Establish After School Program area rec center is under-utilized East Lake Rec Center Clean Up fields, tennis courts, basketball courts; implement more community programs “First Thursday” Art Events art events running the gateways Community Progress Board show measurable change & progress Pocket Park Movie Night promote using old movie theater marquee
  9. 9. ONE YEAR Grill Park at Waller bring neighbors together through food; encourage use for family/community events; host cook-off competitions Street Lights inventory streets w/lights; assess need on minor streets; consider solar initiative or partnership Install Sidewalks improve neighborhood accessibility and pedestrian traffic Promote Public Safety Code Review
  10. 10. SHERMAN’S RESERVATION SHERMAN’S RESERVATION TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER TRAILOFTEARS TRAILOFTEARS ATTRACTIONS Glass Street is rich in historic attractions
  11. 11. GATEWAY Creating an identity for the Glass Street community Glass Street is the strong backbone to the community. Identifying the area will instill a sense of pride in the neighborhood, welcome visitors and draw visitors’ attention to area attractions
  12. 12. SHERMAN’S RESERVATION SHERMAN’S RESERVATION TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TRAILOFTEARS TRAILOFTEARS GATEWAY NODES HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER GATEWAY NODES Four gateways anchor the community
  13. 13. IN BETWEEN Set Policy Address absentee owners on upkeep of buildings, retaking vacant buildings Educate On City Departments Host monthly city council updates at Glass House with a community forum Increase Green Spaces Identify vacant lots; evaluate how to make green spaces and tactical design projects to create catylist and activity Community Communications Create community phone trees help bring opportunities for neighbors to know each other and to build trust Edible Bus Stops/Comm Gardens Create opportunities to bring community and city government stakeholders together
  14. 14. SHERMAN’S RESERVATION SHERMAN’S RESERVATION TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TRAILOFTEARS TRAILOFTEARS SIDE WALKS GUIDE THE WAY HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER SIDEWALKS Glass Street’s community needs safe walk ways
  15. 15. B Ne Th im Ne Cr als GG M Cr me a b res bu IN BETWEEN Neighborhood Plan A strong plan has not been implemented in the area Neighborhood Associations The area can use a grouping of neighborhood associations to connect residents from the different areas that comprise Glass Street to provide support and sustain revitalization efforts Merchant Association A merchant association will allow merchants to feel a part of the area and will bring a buying power to the table with the City, along with an accountability for property owners, namely owners of vacant buildings
  16. 16. SHERMAN’S RESERVATION SHERMAN’S RESERVATION TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM TRAILOFTEARS TRAILOFTEARS STREET LIGHTS LIGHT THE WAY HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER EAST CHATTANOOGA RECREATION CENTER STREET LIGHTS Glass Street’s community needs safe, well-lit streets
  17. 17. THREE YEAR Create Active Core of Churches build common understanding and gain buy-in for revitalization efforts Promote Small Business Opportunities take vacant lots & activate them
  18. 18. 9 A SWOT- a discussion on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats- for East Chattanooga was held at the plan’s first public meeting. Following are a list of the results of this public visioning process. Under the headings of the department/organization most able to provide assistance for the concerns and opportunities presented. SWOT Results POLICE Strengths: Low crime in some areas Police presence has improved Citizen’s Police Academy Police check on elderly Weaknesses: Loud music Drugs (Sandy’s store) Speeding cars Running stop signs Threats: Police response not timely Drugs Speeding Crack houses Noise from emergency vehicle sirens on Taylor and Elmendorf Cars with loud radios NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES Strengths: Less trash on street Strong Neighborhood Associations City is trying to keep neighborhood clean Opportunities: East Chattanooga Merchant’s Association Weaknesses: Dumping trash at night on Orchard Knob House falling in at 2304 Bragg St. Overgrown yard: 2300 block Elmendorf Drive-in Theater location not being maintained Threats: Run down houses and businesses Dumping Grandfathered businesses (codes v. uses) ATION LTS COMMUNITY 2004 East Chattanooga Neighborhood Plan and the Future Since 2004 there has been a steady decline in the community, creating additional needs Some additional 3 year goals: • Substance Abuse Center • Police Substation • Infrastructure Changes • Medical Centers • Flagship Educational Centers
  19. 19. THANK YOU
  20. 20. GROUP  3       1  MONTH:   1. Temporary  Pavement  to  Plaza  for  Right  turn  @  N.  Chamberlain   2. Small  Neighborhood  Gardens:     a. Nursery  b/c  Grow  Hope  farm  &  Hardy  Elem  farms  are  nearby  but  outside  residential   area   b. Art  Gardens   3. Activate  Vacant  Spaces  through  weekly/monthly  events/annual   a. Pop  up  parks  (on  all  empty  lots  or  rotating  on  empty  lots)  &  cookout/food  trucks/music   b. Clean-­‐up  days   c. Dinners   d. “Meet  the  owner”  events  in  which  community  members  meet  local  business  &  building   owners  to  talk  about  potential  businesses  for  community   e. Pop-­‐up  events  around  different  graffiti  art   f. Neighborhood  Day   g. Pop-­‐up  Café/coffee  cart   4. Neighborhood  beautification  program  incorporating  homeless  to  help  w/activities  like   landscaping,  maintenance,  &  picking  up  trash  and/or  homeless-­‐driven  programs  such  as  a   produce  cart   a. Stormwater  education  &  funding  to  clean  up  creeks  in  area   5. Directional  Arrows  directing  pedestrians  to  destinations  on  Glass  St   6. Rain  water  shower  booth  for  homeless   7. LAUNCH/Co.Starters  presentation  to  locals   8. Planters  with  zero  maintenance  plants   9. Linear  park  connecting  residential  to  commercial  space   10. Night  lights  down  glass  street:  art  lights,  Christmas  lights,  solar-­‐powered   1  YEAR:   1. Edible  Landscaping/orchard   2. 20mph,  open-­‐air  drive  through  gallery  changing  exhibit:   a. Artist  to  interpret  old  street  signs  along  Glass  St  as  artwork;  signs  can  be  changed   3. Dodson/Glass  St  intersection  intervention:  Art  plaza?  paint  intersection?  Youth-­‐driven   projects  to  create  a  gateway;  annual  intersection  painting?   4. Frontage  improvements  along  Glass  St,  structural  &  aesthetical,  to  change  perception  of  safety   a. Awning/banner/canopy/sign  program  for  businesses   b. Fence/Tree/Window/Façade  program  for  residential   c. Campaign  to  get  residents  to  take  pride  in  upkeep  of  their  homes  &  community   d. Grants  for  improvements?   5. Strategy  for  cleaning  up  collapsed/burned  houses:  Art  installation  for  residential  space  where   house  burnt  down  +  integrating  ideas  from  the  family  who  lived  there   6. Restore  GHC  building  
  21. 21. 7. Reclaimed  Building  supply  store:  Urban  builders/craftsman  workshop  &  storage  space/business   assistance  or  Business  and  storage  startup  space  in  partnership  with  groups  like  launch   w/donating  materials   8. Meeting  w/group  of  folks  using  tables  &  chairs  @  corner  by  church  &  coming  up   w/beautification  plan/meeting  place  for  that  space   9. Dead  car  collection  program   10. Some  kind  of  childcare/learning  opportunity  (ex:  kids  helping  cook  something)   11. Partner  w/Green  Spaces:  Small  solar  project/partner,  Water  collector  tower/barrels,  leaders  to   gardens   12. Low  cost  extermination   13. Stop  thru  business  like  flower  shops  capture  traffic   14. Music  +  dance  zone  for  area  w/covered  parking  lot  on  Glass  Street  by  store  fronts   15. Bike  co-­‐op/share  program;  extension  of  downtown?   a. Bike  lanes  +  mini-­‐bike  repair  stands;  Bike  racks   16. Partnerships  w/churches  &  school   17. Farmer’s  Market   18. More  Parking   3  YEARS:   1. Reinstate  2200  Glass  St  community  meeting  place   2. Connect  Commuter  rail  to  area,  connect  community,  to  surrounding  community  &  greater   Chattanooga;  identify  TOD  locations   3. Community  owned  real  estate  company/trust:  buy  the  land,  stipulate  community  needs,  build   partnerships  w/boss   4. Residential/Spatial/Community-­‐wide  improvements:   a. Involve  building  &  land  owners  from  outside  town  in  reclaiming  &  improving  empty   lots/vacant  homes   b. House  museums  as  neighborhood  attraction:  renovated,  designed,  &  managed  by   residents   c. Continue  streetscape  improvements  along  glass  street:  lighting,  curb  bump-­‐outs,   banners   d. Creating  small  business  incubation  program  for  Glass  St  residents  interested  in   using/creating  space  for  business  in  the  area   i. Building  long-­‐term  relationships  w/local  finding  a  way  for  their  ideas  to  happen   *daily,  weekly,  monthly  meetings   e. Pay  as  you  can  community  café/co-­‐op  (causeway)  connect  to  space  by  grocery  +  local   church  growing  food,  for  homeless  and/or  general  public?    Employing  homeless?   5. Continue  sidewalks  &  trees  down  from  center  to  Dodson   6. Take  advantage  of  consolidated  ownership  &  willingness  @  Sam’s  parcels  (who  owns  the  liquor   store  &  vacant  post  office  bldg  across  the  street?  How?     7. Housing  for  artists/studio  space  for  artists   a. Recording  studio  artist  in  residence  program   8. Bring  back  the  Record  Store  
  22. 22. Team #3 _ Gateways to Glass
  23. 23. Team #3 _ FACILITATORS: Will Dowdy Macon Toledano TEAM MEMBERS: John Bilderback Kim Bonds Dan Bryan Ashley Conrad Chelsea Conrad Sarah Cook Rondell Crier Laura Margaret Jones Reginald Ruff
  24. 24. Step 1 _ Seeing & Hearing
  25. 25. “People speed through here, but they slow down when they get to this intersection because it becomes clear that they have arrived somewhere.”
  26. 26. “There is just so much unused space. Greenspace, storefronts, surfaces...”
  27. 27. “We must come together to talk to the residents... see who is on board and who we need to invite. If they feel ownership they will protect the space rather than harm the space.”
  28. 28. “Small signs of care can completely change perception. Those clues that somebody cares mean a lot. It’s contagious.”
  29. 29. Step 2 _ Organizing Ideas
  30. 30. Step 3 _ The Plan
  31. 31. THE BIG PICTURE Gateways to the Glass Street Core
  32. 32. Part 1: Upper Glass Street _ The Orchard Walk
  33. 33. Clean up. Mow the grass. Collect ideas from the neighbors. 1 MONTH
  34. 34. Clean up. Mow the grass. Collect ideas from the neighbors. 1 MONTH Invite neighbors to plant fruit trees. Get the city to repair the sidewalks. Create a walking path. Plant trees on the connecting streets. 1 YEAR
  35. 35. Clean up. Mow the grass. Collect ideas from the neighbors. 1 MONTH Invite neighbors to plant fruit trees. Get the city to repair the sidewalks. Create a walking path. Plant trees on the connecting streets. 1 YEAR Make more permanent improvements.3 YEARS
  36. 36. Part 2: Lower Glass Street _ Welcome to Glass Street
  37. 37. Clean the corner. Paint the crosswalks with art. 1 MONTH
  38. 38. Clean the corner. Paint the crosswalks with art. 1 MONTH Host an annual intersection painting. Get the city to repair the sidewalks. Plant trees on the side of the streets. Paint the plaza pavement. Host activities. 1 YEAR
  39. 39. Take a look at what works, and make it better.3 YEARS Clean the corner. Paint the crosswalks with art. 1 MONTH Host an annual intersection painting. Get the city to repair the sidewalks. Plant trees on the side of the streets. Paint the plaza pavement. Host activities. 1 YEAR
  40. 40. Part 3: Defining the Street _ Connecting Spaces
  41. 41. Paint the crosswalks.1 MONTH
  42. 42. Paint the crosswalks.1 MONTH Get the city on board for pedestrian improvements. 1 YEAR
  43. 43. Paint the crosswalks.1 MONTH Get the city on board for pedestrian improvements. 1 YEAR Fill out all the sidewalks and add street trees to connect the two ends of Glass Street. 3 YEARS
  44. 44. Part 4: Art Pieces _ Life to Glass Street
  45. 45. Fill the empty signs with art from the community. 1 MONTH
  46. 46. Fill the empty signs with art from the community. 1 MONTH Explore art opportunities to make Glass Street a Drive-Through Gallery: plywood graffiti and murals, sidewalk sculpture, street painting and other opportunities. 1 YEAR
  47. 47. Fill the empty signs with art from the community. 1 MONTH Explore art opportunities to make Glass Street a Drive-Through Gallery: plywood graffiti and murals, sidewalk sculpture, street painting and other opportunities. 1 YEAR Keep going. Create a curated art space. 3 YEARS
  48. 48. Thank you! _ The next big thing is a million little things.
  49. 49.   The Next Big Thing Team 4 Our team was comprised of a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, but most importantly included Toni and Katie, an employer and a resident in the neighborhood respectively. Big Idea Nodes/Bookends with Natural, Physical, and Artistic Infill Our team was drawn both to the story and the physical expression of creating an additional node at the intersection of Glass Street and Dodson Ave, which, together with Glass Street and Chamberlain, would create bookends to better define future development and create a richer experience of the neighborhood. 1 Month -Paint Glass/Dodson Intersection and Crosswalks on Glass -Define vehicle and pedestrian traffic pattern at Glass House Breakfast and Lunch House with temporary physical and visual barriers (i.e. railroad ties found on site, potted plants , paint, etc.). Add social yard games. -Gather business owners on Glass Street -Plant street trees up Glass Street 1 Year -Continue sidewalk LED street lights up Glass Street -Plant trees, install outdoor lighting, create gateway art sign in existing poll sign and install permanent lawn furniture at the Breakfast and Lunch House - Explore offsite parking options for Breakfast and lunch house, maybe area shared parking with grocery store -Provide green infrastructure, outdoor seating, shading, solar panels and other improvements to grocery store parking lot. Improve public space between Breakfast and Lunch House and Grocery -Plant edible parks at open green spaces between book-ends, irrigated by water wheel pump to bring water up from WPA ditches and draw attention to the feature -Start Glass Street Business Improvement District -hold a street festival with pop-ups, games, outdoor movies and art 3 Years -Infill mixed-income residential on open lots potentially with live-work space. -Protections for existing residents from displacement -Bury overhead power and communication lines and remove utility poles from Glass Street -Glass Street Business Improvement starts entrepreneurship/startup support programs -street festival becomes a larger annual community celebration -Improve connection to light rail/Railroad Museum
  50. 50. Glass Street we love it here A B
  51. 51. THE TEAM planner Designer Entrepreneur Community leader Resident Community leader Architect facilitator facilitator
  52. 52. Gateway
  53. 53. Gateway
  54. 54. Crosswalks
  55. 55. GreenING
  56. 56. Glass Street we love it here
  57. 57. Glass Street we love it here
  58. 58. Glass Street we love it here
  59. 59. Glass Street we love it here
  60. 60. Grocery
  61. 61. Glass Street we love it here CoNNECTIONs
  62. 62. GROW
  63. 63. Residential
  64. 64. Residential
  65. 65. WALK THE TALK Connecting Glass St. Voices: Dodson to Chamberlain “Walk the Talk” emphasizes strategies that strengthen the stretch of Glass Street between Dodson and North Chamberlain. This proposal focuses on extending the improvements and energy that have been invested at the intersection of North Chamberlain along the length of Glass Street, underscoring the identity of the street by enhancing a longer segment. The proposal is guided by four main ideas detailed below: business support, streetscape improvements, open space and community gathering. All ideas prioritize connectivity, programming, and art in support of larger neighborhood agendas. We recommend a similar but more robust planning process to create a plan that can guide Glass Street projects and decision making into the future. BUSINESS SUPPORT: POP-UP TO PERMANENT Support for business and property owners along the focus blocks will make an enormous impact on the Glass Street experience. Short-term pop-up solutions can evolve into permanent businesses that anchor the street. We propose that two spaces be activated in the near future, one at each end of the Glass Street strip, which are fixed up for a revolving series of pop-up businesses that will both serve the local community and attract visitors. Eventually, there is potential to develop or partner with programs that provide grant support to building owners (utilities, repairs, etc.) and business owners (start up costs, marketing, etc.) to jump start Glass Street properties. Identifying these partnerships and creating a community ideas board for businesses can happen right away! Initial program ideas include: library, market, ice cream, tea, education, computer lab, and healthy foods. STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS FOR SAFETY Streetscape improvements along the length of Glass Street would make the street and sidewalks safe and welcoming for pedestrians of all abilities. In the near future, Glass House Collective can start the conversation with the City for basic streetscape improvements including lighting and sidewalk repairs. Potholes and missing streets signs should be fixed immediately. Additionally, enhancements such as banners and murals at the North Chamberlain end of Glass Street should extend to Dodson. Eventually pavement changes or art at both intersections will slow traffic and celebrate Glass Street, especially if accompanied with gateway signs. BLUE + GREEN OPEN SPACE The creek running through the Glass Street community is a major asset that should be celebrated! Cleaning up and daylighting the creek that flows through the neighborhood and creating a green space around the creek toward the center of the Glass Street strip would unify the corridor and link the two main intersections. In the near future, art projects and educational signage can generate interest and teach neighbors about the waterway. Finding the right local partners will pave the way for fixing up the creek and turning it into a beautiful public space. The creek can provide another service if it more adequately manages stormwater runoff. One initial creek project could include a Glass Street Glass Bridge, which makes the creek visible as it flows under the Glass Street sidewalks. Ultimately the creek can connect to other city water and open space networks. EVENTS, COMMUNITY GATHERINGS + GETTING THE WORD OUT All Glass Street projects should be underscored by community events and communication strategies. Initial ideas for meaningful events that celebrate local culture include: a community walk and clean up that includes public officials and neighbors and emphasizes the length of Glass Street; Gospel on Glass, a Sunday event that celebrates local church music; and a neighborhood planning workshop for kids. Finding program partners to run activities in the community is key. There is also an opportunity to expand communication efforts with a revived community newsletter that could make a stronger connection with the surrounding neighborhood. This could be supported by a publishing and printmaking artist residency. Eventually, a pavilion could provide an outdoor market and gathering space on Glass Street, perhaps at the Dodson triangle. TEAM MEMBERS: John Brown, Ann Coulter, Dale Grisso, Carlos Hampton, Taylor Kinser, Ceara O’Leary, Michael Prater, Andrew Steele, Elizabeth Williams
  66. 66. Connecting Glass St. Voices: Dodson to Chamberlain connectivity - programming - arts WALK THE TALK
  67. 67. THE TEAM 5
  68. 68. mAP 1: OVERVIEW
  69. 69. mAP 2: PRIORITY BUSINESSES
  70. 70. mAP 3: CONNECTIVITY
  71. 71. WALK THE TALK: 4 IDEAS Business support: Pop-up to Permanent Streetscape improvements for safety Blue + Green open space Events + Community gathering + Getting the word out
  72. 72. WALK THE TALK Business support: Pop-up to Permanent benefit the community and attract visitors and passerby • Identify 2 key pop up locations, one at each end, with revolving businesses that serve as community gathering spaces: - library (free libraries) - market spaces - coffee/tea/ice cream • Central green space links the strip • Pop-up idea board with map • Connect with Causeway 1 month
  73. 73. • Create or access programs that offer incentives to both property owners and business owners along the strip: - repairs - start up costs - utilities - more facade improvemernts • Activate key buildings 1 year WALK THE TALK Business support: Pop-up to Permanent
  74. 74. • Major repairs to buildings • Continue to build partnerships with building owners • Highlight educational opportunities and access to healthy foods 3 years WALK THE TALK Business support: Pop-up to Permanent
  75. 75. • Start the discussion with the city for lighting and other streetscape improvements along the entire strip • Extend banners, murals etc. along the strip, including all business and home owners • Street signs • Fix pot holes 1 month WALK THE TALK Streetscape improvements for safety
  76. 76. • Lighting and other streetscape improvements installed along entire strip - crosswalks - integrate art - sidewalks - ADA - more traffic signs • Pavement changes at key intersections to highlight focus area and slow traffic • Gateway signs 1 year WALK THE TALK Streetscape improvements for safety
  77. 77. • Expand improvements beyond Glass Street toward nearby assets 3 years WALK THE TALK Streetscape improvements for safety
  78. 78. WALK THE TALK Blue + green open space • Waterway signage: - where does this water go? - what is hidden under here? - creek education - historic waterways • Find the right partners, engage the city 1 month
  79. 79. WALK THE TALK Blue + green open space • Glass Street Glass Bridge! • Work with city to plan daylighting • Create central green space around creek 1 year
  80. 80. WALK THE TALK Blue + green open space • Daylight creeks and connect with the central green space • Enhance and complete central green space • Connect with city water network 3 years
  81. 81. WALK THE TALK Events + community gathering + getting the word out • Community walk: fire/police, clean up -- Clean & Green • Expand communications: community flyers/newsletter • Connect with surrounding neighborhood identity 1 month
  82. 82. WALK THE TALK Events + community gathering + getting the word out • Parade! (24 hour fest) • Gospel on Glass: Sunday event series at both ends of the strip, include churches • Kids neighborhood planning workshops • Ongoing community programming through partner organizations (library satellite) • Publishing artist residency 1 year
  83. 83. WALK THE TALK Events + community gathering + getting the word out • Pavilion with outdoor market and gathering space • History & culture interpretive signage 3 years
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  101. 101. The Next Big Thing design charrette Team 7 Notes Typed 5-8-15 One Month Repaint the existing fire hydrants on N. Chamberlain Avenue Repaint the black & white Glass Street mural Painting scheme on N. Chamberlain Avenue for parking to designate proper parking areas Regular resident Forum Speed limit signs in residential areas near N. Chamberlain Avenue Signs that say “Kids Play Here” School bus stop signs to designate school bus stops Repair the gaps made in the sidewalks for the recent gas line replacement Create a flower gateway planting at N. Chamberlain Avenue and Stuart Street Select a neighborhood plant for the N. Chamberlain neighborhood to add continuity to the street. Perhaps the “Chamberlain Rose”? One Year Establish a permanent home for Glass House Collective Establish a community space attached to/ associated with the Glass House Collective offices Develop an outdoor classroom at Hardy Elementary Repair the crumbling WPA ditches Create a community garden at Hardy Elementary Create a bicycle repair shop on/near Glass Street so kids can fix their bikes when they break. Perhaps partner with the local non-profit in Highland Park already doing this. Start an outdoor theater program on the public space at the intersection of Glass and Chamberlain Develop a book titled The Porches of East Chattanooga, which would feature photographs of the many attractive porches in the neighborhoods around N. Chamberlain Avenue and Glass Street. Install neighborhood sign toppers on street signs and give porch banners to home owners Start the “Architect for a Day” program with a Pop-up Design Center at the GHC community space. Neighborhood home owners would be able to consult with Architects, Contractors, and Lenders free-of-charge about ways to improve their homes. Three Years More storefront grants Install/replace deficient curbs on Stuart Street Develop a neighborhood early child education program Bike connections to parks/trails Create a neighborhood tree program in partnership with the City’s existing Tree Program Develop a landscape assistance program for Home Owners Construct townhouses/rowhouses on Glass Street between the two commercial nodes Develop a forgivable loan program for house improvements for home owners Rework existing church parking lots to have better street edges
  102. 102. GROUP #8! ! Eric Myers - ! Chattanooga Architect, elemi architects, llc! ! Gene Burse - ! Livable Memphis Program Coordinator, Memphis, TN! ! Lauren Dunn - ! Chattanooga Architect, elemi architects, llc! ! Jonathan Butler - ! Affordable Housing Specialist, City of Chattanooga! ! Martin Gadd - ! Glass Street / East Chattanooga Property Owner! ! Marcus - ! Artist + East Cha Resident! ! Jennifer Holder - ! Communications and Special Projects Manager, C.N.E! ! Olga de Klein - ! Chattanooga Artist ! ! Cat Collier Martinez - ! Chattanooga Artist + AIGA Member
  103. 103. Our Focus! ! 1. Historical Assets: specifically, Entry Points into community, the Sherman Reservation, and Other historical buildings, landmarks and open spaces (green or paved) ! 2. Ways to grow awareness of, celebrate and connect Glass Street and East Chattanooga residents to Historical Assets ! 3. Ways Glass Street and East Chattanooga residents could engage outsiders in growing awareness of and celebrating Historical Assets
  104. 104. (1) ONE MONTH! ! • Designate KEY entry points into the Glass Street and East Chattanooga Community ! • “Guerrilla” Historic Markers at KEY entry points, buildings and landmark community locations, created by residents and volunteers ! • Improve neighborhood healthy home porch life/sitting ! • Turn pavement pieces into green improvements ! • Designate and install permanent location sign for Mobile Market with day and time
  105. 105. Designate KEY ENTRY POINTS (GATEWAYS) into the Glass Street and East Chattanooga Community thru GREENWOOD, DODSON, CHAMBERLAIN and RAIL, CHAMBERLAIN and WILDER streets, and BACHMAN to WHEELER avenue ! • Broadens the perspective, establishes space and place value ! • Educates the entire Chattanooga community entering into the Glass Street and East Chattanooga area ! • Provides way-finding and directional signage to visitors ! • Slows traffic, increases walkability and safety ! ! ! !
  106. 106. North Chamberlain Gateway Phase 1 ! Base (1)One Month! ! • Mural facing TN Valley Railroad Museum! ! • Mural or Signage Welcoming Visitors to Glass Street Mural Here Mural Here
  107. 107. Dodson Avenue Gateway (1) One Month! ! • Build + Install “Glass Street Welcome” Sign! ! • Landscape corner of Glass + Dodson to curve! ! • Build + Install Planters that accent Welcome Sign Base Phase 1 !
  108. 108. Greenway “Walkable” Gateway (1) One Month to (1) One Year! ! • Start at Cushman St. to Bachman St. to Latta St, down Wheeler Ave.! ! • Clear + Create Walking and Bicycle Path! ! • Strategically place planter boxes, railroad ties and easements! ! • Install Sidewalks and Bicycle Lanes on streets where necessary! ! • Install Street Lighting and Solar Paint along pathway Base Phase 1 ! Cushman St. to Bachman St. Bachman St. to Latta St, down Wheeler Ave.
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  110. 110. “Reopening Sherman Reservation to easy popular access will be especially appropriate for the sesquicentennial of the battles here, and it can also allow this important site to serve as a major attraction as part of the redevelopment of the neighborhood now known as Glass Farm District, formerly part of the town of East Chattanooga, originally the suburb of Sherman Heights.” - Chuck Hamilton, chattanoogan.com, April 20, 2013 • Residents and volunteers to create “guerrilla” historic markers, way- finding and directional signage Historical Landmark Signage! and Accessibility! (1) One Month
  111. 111. Improve upon Neighborhood Homes and Healthy Porch Sitting (1) One Month to (1) One Year “Light up the Night” or “Porch Project”! ! • seek funding for inexpensive front porch improvements, i.e. front porch furniture, light fixtures and bulbs, railing and fence improvements, paint, inexpensive landscape improvements ! Neighborhood Handyman Connection! ! • seek and hire neighborhood resident to start-up handyman connection ! Install Bike Station Repair
  112. 112. Old Post Office Location and Lot ! ! Old Sunny Town Supermarket Building and Lot! ! Art, Mural and Signage Installations in empty lots! ! Phase 1 Facade Improvements (Old Theatre on Glass St) (1) One Month to (1) One Year Turn Pavement Pieces into Green Improvements
  113. 113. Designate consistent location for Mobile Market and install permanent sign for Mobile Market with day and time! ! Proposed location: Sunny Town Supermarket Lot (1) One Month
  114. 114. (1) Year to (3) Three Years! ! • Permanent Historic Markers! ! • Phase 2 Facade Improvements (Grant Programs)! ! • Local Business Recruitment from Incubators! ! • Food Co-op / Grocery Store / Convenience Store! ! • Weekly Farmer’s Market! ! • Partnership with Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Chattanooga with goal to recruit trained leaders to volunteer to lead short and long term Glass Street Projects
  115. 115. Thank you! (3) Three Years! ! • Diversify Housing / Attract Private Developers! ! • Partner with and Offer Housing Incentives from Larger Employers (Amazon, Volkswagen)!
  116. 116. Facilitator Toolkit TEAM NO.9 Brandi Hill, architect an architect with Cogent Studio with a passion for urban design and sustainable architecture; currently lives in Highland Park and enjoys being outdoors hiking and backpacking in her free time. Thomas Palmer, architect responsible for new business development and design leadership; works closely with intern and employee development, and suppor the firm’s sustainable design projects. Mike Watkins, architect architect, town architect and town planner located in the Washington, D.C area. Lisa Flint, executive directorFootprint Foundation, Lisa is responsible for foundation operations, community relations, and grantmaking that fosters deep and meaningful connections to place. Ed Garbee, architect founded Garbee Architecture where each project is one of teamwork; works actively with his community and serves on the Design Review Commission for Signal Mountain, Tennessee. James Moreland, resident a long-time resident of Glass Street, Mr. Moreland serves with East Chattanooga Improvement to help improve the quality of life in East Chattanooga. Gail McKeel, resident a long-time resident of Glass Street. A member of Good Neighbor Network (GNN), focused on ways to better support individuals who call the Glass Street community home William Smith, resident a new resident of Glass Street; president of the East Chattanooga Academy of Art and Social Justice Hunter Franks, artist a resident of San Francisco Hunter’s work is about creating public space for connection and conversa- tion. Founder of Neighborhood Postcard Project and League of Creative Interventionists Chris Lykins, graphic designerDirector of Visibility and Outreach of AIGA Chattanooga. Chris’s current work focuses on identity, projected or perceived.
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  120. 120. Facilitator Toolkit INFLUENCES DOORS OF DUBLIN
  121. 121. Facilitator Toolkit INFLUENCES “Paint changed the world.” -James Moreland DOORS OF DUBLIN
  122. 122. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN DOORS in GLASS HOUSES month 1 call to action: pair neigbors w/artists interview owners before/during/after
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  124. 124. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN DOORS in GLASS HOUSES month 1 call to action: pair neigbors w/artists interview owners before/during/after year 1 more doors added tour of doors
  125. 125. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN DOORS in GLASS HOUSES
  126. 126. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN DOORS in GLASS HOUSES month 1 call to action: pair neigbors w/artists interview owners before/during/after year 1 more doors added tour of doors year 3 postcards/posters door festival door exchange/artists invited app
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  136. 136. Facilitator Toolkit INFLUENCES “A good [neighbor] is a great blessing.” -Hesiod FLEA MARKET
  137. 137. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN SPACES in GLASS FARMS month 1 partner w/schools and churches build out programming
  138. 138. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN SPACES in GLASS FARMS month 1 partner w/schools and churches build out programming year 1 pop-up: dog park, BASKETBALL COURT, dance floor, frozen lady, market, tea house
  139. 139. Facilitator Toolkit OPEN SPACES in GLASS FARMS month 1 partner w/schools and churches build out programming year 1 pop-up: dog park, BASKETBALL COURT, dance floor, frozen lady, market, tea house year 3 semi-permanent/permanent structure informed by the communities interacation with the pop-up spaces.
  140. 140. Facilitator Toolkit BLUEWAYS on GLASS STREET
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  144. 144. Facilitator Toolkit INFLUENCES “Iʼve always loved the water flowing through our neighborhood.” -Gail McKeel
  145. 145. Facilitator Toolkit BLUEWAYS on GLASS STREET month 1 research: emerald necklace (boston); glass necklace?
  146. 146. Facilitator Toolkit BLUEWAYS on GLASS STREET month 1 research: emerald necklace (boston); glass necklace? year 1 wayfinding; projection pop-up kiddie pools
  147. 147. Facilitator Toolkit BLUEWAYS on GLASS STREET month 1 research: emerald necklace (boston); glass necklace? year 1 wayfinding; projection pop-up kiddie pools year 3 reflecting pool
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