Remember the successful Better Block Jefferson Park? Get ready for the 2013 version… this time in Denver’s historic Five Points district!
Save the date! Denver’s second Better Block is on May 11, 2013, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Sonny Lawson Park in Five Points.
The Better Block project is a community revitalization effort that temporarily demonstrates how to improve a public space with pedestrian and public infrastructure mixed with art, culture, pop-up businesses and street life. For one day, the project will install pedestrian improvements, create seating areas, provide landscaping and street furniture, incorporate art into the public space, provide live music, and more. Better Block aims to create quick, inexpensive, high-impact changes that lead to permanent solutions for areas in Denver.
Building on the 2012 success of Better Block Jefferson Park, WalkDenver along with community partners, is working on the 2013 demonstration. The target area for this project is 24th Street between Stout and Welton Streets in the historic African-American community of Five Points. While designated as a Pedestrian Corridor in the North East Downtown Area Plan, 24th Street and adjacent historical Sonny Lawson Park have been neglected and present conditions are substandard and unsafe. Better Block project will aim at low-cost improvements to the quality of the built environment that will result in an inviting and vibrant public space essential to the social and economic health of the community.
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