Five Community Events will help design the new public space at 289 Derby Street Wednesdays from 5-8pm, May 24 – June 21 The City of Salem, Salem Public Space Project and Creative Salem welcome the community to participate in an exciting and innovative approach to placemaking. Last year, the City of Salem acquired 289 Derby [….]
Come share what you love about public space and what you envision for this new public space. We’ll have purposeful conversations about the character, programming, meaning, culture, and possibilities for this centrally located parcel!
Wednesday June 7 5-8pm Come plan the possibilities of activities, community events, use, and character while you meet friends, and maybe even join in a game of ping-pong, musical chairs, some yoga, or simply watch all the action!
Eat & Imagine on the Water Wednesday, June 14 5-8pm Pull up a seat anywhere you like and meet and make friends as you imagine the real potential for this waterfront parcel with our Placemaking Placemats while enjoying some local food!
Party on the Water – Final Event Wednesday June 21 5-8pm Join our final event that will showcase our collaborative efforts and reveal the Collective Schematic Plan! Meet friends, have fun, and imagine how this space will transform in a year’s time.
This is part 2 of 5 posts documenting the Community Engagement Process for a new public space at 289 Derby. The City of Salem, Salem Public Space Project and Creative Salem welcome the community to participate in an exciting and innovative approach to placemaking. After a public process, CBA Landscape Architects of Cambridge became the [….]
By Claudia Paraschiv Our first two Community Design Events focused primarily on listening to the many communities and individuals that came to participate in creating a new waterfront public space at 289 Derby Street in Downtown Salem. The big takeaways were that people wanted a variety of activities that could be done on a well-maintained [….]
By Claudia Paraschiv/ Salem Public Space Project For our fourth Community Design Event, Eat & Imagine at 289 Derby, our goal was simple: involve everyone in choosing between two design schemes with Placemaking Placemats before enjoying some spontaneous eats on site. Option A and Option B show these community driven designs by CBA Landscape Architects [….]
289 Derby Street will become Salem’s newest public space in 2018 – a waterfront park! The primary design has been completed by CBA Landscape Architects based on a collaboration with local communities that unfolded over five weeks of Community Design Events in early summer 2017, let by Salem Public Space Project and Creative Salem. That is exciting in itself. But equally exciting is the opportunity to get involved in more collaborative design based on community feedback.