Four alternative design concepts for the redesign of Bridge Square – presentation and comments

At the third and final planning open house/community session last Wednesday, project consultant John Slack presented four alternative designs for the redesign of Bridge Square.

View John Slack’s Powerpoint presentation via PDF (large 6MB file) or Slideshare:

John Slack labeled his four design alternatives:

  • Alternative A – “UNIFICATION”
  • Alternative B – “LIVELY”
  • Alternative C – “ELEGANT”
  • Alternative D – “DYNAMIC”

View the four Bridge Square design concepts via PDF (large 35MB file) or via Slideshare:

Final Bridge Square planning project open house set for May 14

The third of three public open houses/community sessions to engage the public in creating a master planning update for Northfield’s Bridge Square is now scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Training of Northfield City Hall.

John Slack at Dec. 9 Bridge Square open house

As for the previous two sessions (see the Oct 23rd open house summary and the Dec. 9th open house summary), project consultant John Slack will be presenting. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Here’s the press release that was emailed by the City of Northfield to several dozen ‘stakeholders’ on April 25:

Bridge-Square-Open-House-3-Press-release-May-14-2014

Redux: publicizing our Bridge Square publicity

PublicityBack in October, I published a post to the blog titled Publicizing our publicity for the Bridge Square planning process.

The idea is that by publicly documenting what’s we’re doing to get the word out, we can A) get suggestions on what else we should be doing to promote the project; and B) point to our efforts if and when the day comes that someone says, “How come I didn’t know about this planning process?”

We’ve continued to use the publicity channels listed in that post and added a few more. Here’s a rundown:

If you’ve got other suggestions on what we should be doing to publicize this project, attach a comment.

Northfield Bridge Square straw poll results (196 responses)

Bridge Square online straw poll results

Above: You can view/download the 53-page complete report on the results of the Northfield Bridge Square straw poll (PDF, 196 responses) with the open-ended comments included.

Below: You can also page through the results via the Slideshare version:

REMINDER: a straw poll is an informal unscientific survey of those who ‘show up.’ See my Nov. 20 blog post that explains the rationale for it.
DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS: I’ll launch some discussion about the straw poll results in the comments section attached to this post.  But if you’ve got something you’d like to discuss, don’t hesitate to chime in.  The comments are threaded, which means you can comment on a comment, but don’t worry about correct placement, as I can move them.

Dec. 9 Bridge Square community workshop and open house – presentation and comments

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Approximately 35 people attended the Dec. 9th Bridge Square community workshop and open house in the Archer House River Inn’s Riverside Conference Room. After the Powerpoint presentation (see below) by John Slack and Marcia Klopf, attendees had  the opportunity to help define a vision for the future of Bridge Square contribute their ideas for improvement.

Bridge Square open house visioning worksheet - Dec 9 2013 Bridge Square open house questionnaire - Dec 9 2013 Bridge Square open house responses - Dec 9 2013

Above: the visioning worksheet (left), questionnaire (center), and the responses (right).

John Slack Marcia Klopf

Here’s the Powerpoint that John Slack and Marcia Klopf used in their presentation. (A webinar video of the presentation is available here.)

Photo album: Dec. 9 Bridge Square community workshop and open house

Approximately 35 people attended last night’s Bridge Square community workshop and open house in the Archer House River Inn’s Riverside Conference Room.

I’ve have another blog post with the Powerpoint presentation, plus a transcript of the written comments, but in the meantime, see the large slideshow of 54 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

 

Register now for the Bridge Square live web conference, Wed. Dec. 11, 7 pm

Registration: Web conference, Bridge Square Open House, Dec. 11, 7 pm

 

Bridge Square webinar panelists

On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 pm, we’re hosting a live web conference that’s intended to replicate some of the Dec. 9 Bridge Square Open House. To participate (comment or ask questions), you’ll need to register.

And if you miss the event, we’ll have a video of the presentation archived here on the blog within a day or two.

Got questions? Attach a comment or contact me.

Take the Bridge Square straw poll

Northfield Bridge Square straw poll

Our Northfield Bridge Square straw poll is ready! It only takes 5 minutes to complete, unless of course, you choose to include comments with it.

For rationale and background, see the Nov. 20 blog post: Help design the Bridge Square straw poll.

And be sure to either attend the Dec. 9th Open House or the Dec. 11 web conference.

Bridge Square save the dates: Dec. 9th Open House #2, Dec. 11th Web Conference

We’ll have details later this week but Save these Dates!

  • Bridge Square Open House #2, Dec 9, 5:30-7:30 PM, Archer House
  • Live Web Conference, Dec 11, 7-8:30 PM

Update Dec. 5:  Here’s the press release that was emailed to several dozen ‘stakeholders’ this morning:

Bridge Square Open House #2 Press release - Dec 9 2013

 

Update Dec. 6: In Wednesday’s Northfield News: The future of Northfield’s Bridge Square will be topic of second open house by Grace Webb.

This second open house will be more intensive, said Slack. Residents will learn more about urban design analysis and specific factors that influence how Bridge Square can be modified. Attendees will also have the chance to further share their hopes for the future of Bridge Square and how they want it to be a part of Northfield.

 

“We’re at the point where we’re trying to determine what the next step is,” Slack said, adding that the hope now is to come up with a firm vision for the square before presenting conceptual plans in January 2014.