Design Help Needed for Community Project

fernlover(z8)October 30, 2013

Our garden club is interested in taking an alley way in our town and making it a useable attractive space. Right now it is a blank canvas and a fairly wide area.
Thinking it might be nice to have tables, chairs, plants.
Any ideas on how to provide shade beyond table umbrellas?
Also have thought it would be good if it could be a multiple use area.....set up for small farmer's market, art walk, etc.
We have no funds for professional plan so looking for pictures of what has been done in other towns or if there is a civic minded designer out there who would like to help.

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yardvaark

Is it an alleyway in a commercial district? Why don't you post a couple of photos that show large segments of it? Who will maintain the finished product?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 9:06AM
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violetwest

All those ideas sound great. Especially if your town doesn't have a lot of vagrants (our town has had a problem with this, and you DON'T want to know!)

I hope, however, you have permission from your town, and someone has looked at the right of way and easement documents, and if you want to have a market or something, what the town would require in the way of permits, etc.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 6:03PM
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