For the last few months, PSU grad students have been working hand-in-hand with Foster area neighbors in Lents, Mt. Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell to learn about the struggles and benefits of living next to an alleyway. They’ve gathered your stories, concerns and ideas, and explored what opportunities existed to build on the strengths and overcome the problems. What they’ve come up with might knock your socks off. Check out some of the ‘visions’ they’ve created as inspiration:
They’re getting ready to share a draft of their final report, The Alley Allies Guidebook, and they want to make sure they are on the right track. Swing by Bar Carlo this Saturday sometime from 10-noon for a quick chat with the team.
To be clear, these images are just potential concepts. The toolkit wont presenting specific proposals for projects, but rather a pathways for you to help make this happen. Nothing is going to happen to your alley unless your and your neighbors get together and make it happen. But you can do something, and this toolkit will show you how.
What: Alley Allies Toolkit Vetting
Where: Bar Carlo, 6433 SE Foster Rd.
When: Saturday, May 18, 10am-12pm
Why: Get a sneak preview of the Guidebook and let us know whether we’re on track
As the project wraps up, follow along through their Facebook page and learn about their past process and neighborhood involvement from their website. The Alley Allies project is sponsored by the Foster Green EcoDistrict, and was made possible through financial support from the Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Lents Neighborhood Associations.