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Old Posted May 26, 2010, 5:22 PM
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For two days on April 10th and 11th, 2010, locals changed a car-centric thoroughfare to a people-friendly destination, complete with temporary businesses like a cafe, flower market, kid’s art studio, and featuring historic lighting, cafe seating, live music and more. All with a budget of $1000! The event was such a success that city hall now wants to make it permanent.

Thanks to Jason Roberts, one of the project’s champions, for alerting us to this project, “I wanted to pass along a story related to a group of active residents including myself, who retook a blighted car-centric block in our neighborhood and converted it to a complete street…we installed temporary businesses as well (cafe, kids art studio, and flower/gift market) to show the potential for the types of businesses that could thrive if the city changed its form. Your website was one of the inspirations for the project. We crowdsourced the whole endeavor and brought in 40+ people from the community to pull the project off.“

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