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Grandview edina workshop #1 presentation

  1. 1. history and culture of placeGrandview District – Edina MinnesotaImagine + Build + Be . . . a Neighborhood Center Concept Plan
  2. 2. IMAGINE + BUILD + BE A tale of three mayors . . . . . . and the rebirth of Downtown Denver Concept Plan
  3. 3. “A city changes because of dreams. Dreams giveshape to plans, plans to actions, actions to results.We live our lives among the results, so we’d bestshare in the dreaming.” Concept Plan
  4. 4. WHY IS THIS PLACE ? compelling history + patterns of behavior Concept Plan
  5. 5. GrandView regional necklace ofDistrict activities and neighborhoods Concept Plan
  6. 6. the Grandview District . . . . . . crossroads + commerce1937 1971 Concept PlanToday
  7. 7. WHAT’S IN A NAME ? labels can be misleading power centerlifestyle center city center community center Concept Plan
  8. 8. 5 evolution of the commons + safety + share skills / resources1 + goods / services + socialize 2 63 9 10 7 Concept Plan 4 8
  9. 9. authenticity without branding Concept Plan
  10. 10. routine and spontaneous Concept Plan
  11. 11. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ?‘Neighborhood Centers’ Highland Parklocal and elsewhere . . .good models to study?The intent is not to copy!The Grandview Districtis a one-of-a-kind place. Linden HillsHow can we build onyour existing strengthsand unique qualities? Excelsior on Grand
  12. 12. Building a shared definition . . . what does the phrase ‘Neighborhood Center’ mean to you ? activity + character + chemistry program + metrics + intuition Concept Plan

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