Think of a pedestrian bridge running from Village Gate over the railroad tracks to the Hungerford Buildings. Imagine the potential of the underused Armory or Masonic Auditorium on East Main. What if a bike/skate trail ran from Atlantic Ave and the Neighborhood of the Arts to the Public Market?

Architects, urban planners, and you too, can address these issues and more during a community design process, a charrette, where you bring your artistic skills and points of view to construct a new vision of how that urban environment, the architecture, traffic, space and people ought work. Help shape your city!

The charrette previews Friday 5pm with a behind-the-scenes walking tour of the neighborhood and five landmark buildings, the Armory, the Hungerford, the Wehle, the Dazzle Theatre, and the Auditorium Center and Theatre. The charrette proper begins Saturday 8:30a and runs through 4pm. Because parking Saturday for the Market overflows onto Laborers' hall, they charge for parking. Instead, shop the Public Market early that morning and then walk two blocks up RailRoad Street to the charrette, or try parking at the Hungerford and then cross back north over East Main.

To participate and to walk the tour, please register and dig into the site. What a day!

Added by jlam on November 11, 2005

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