Tag Archives: streetscape

Podcast: David Ludescher – Where’s the rubric?

David Ludescher, Ross Currier, Griff WigleyOur radio show/podcast guest this week: David Ludescher, a partner at Grundhoefer & Ludescher and a member of the Mayor’s Streetscape Taskforce, talking about the the lack of a decision-making rubric for the expenditure of public dollars, particularly for capital improvement projects like downtown streetscape enhancements. (Comments on this post are disabled. Join the existing discussion attached to David’s guest blog post.)

 
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Podcast: Director of Public Services Joel Walinski on the 5th St and Water St parking lot improvements

Joel Walinski, Tracy Davis, Ross Currier Our guest today was Director of Public Services, Joel Walinski, discussing the 5th Street and Water Street Parking Lot improvement project

See the consultant’s Northfield streetscape website for all the background and documentation.

Below are photos from the Mayor’s Streetscape Task Force meeting help earlier in the day.

John Slack, Streetscape Task Force consultant Streetscape Task Force

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Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Wednesdays at 5:30 PM on KYMN 1080 AM. You can also subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe with iTunes. We seek your comments and suggestions.

Streetscape Task Force meets Wed. morn; Joel Walinski to appear on our podcast

Joel Walinski streetscape-website-sshotThe Mayor’s Streetscape Task Force meets this Wed, Dec. 5, 7:30-9am at City Hall, council chambers.

The 5th Street and Water Street Parking Lot improvement project will be discussed.  See the consultant’s Northfield streetscape website for all the background and documentation.

We’ll have the Director of Public Services, Joel Walinski, on our Locally Grown podcast/radio show this week. If you’ve got questions you’d like to have us ask Joel, attach them here.

Podcast: last week’s Council meeting; streetscape plans

Locally Grown trio

In this week’s episode of Locally Grown radio show, we opine ad nauseum about last week’s contentious Council meeting.

But we segued nicely to the downtown streetscape planning process and finished with a flourish about industrial land development.

Unlike last week’s R rating, this week’s show is PG-13, with Tracy providing a colorful adjective and verb. Ross, by contrast, was amazingly restrained, at one point saying, “That’s a bunch of… of… balderdash!” when he clearly wanted to say ‘bullshit.’

Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Wednesdays at 5:30 PM on KYMN 1080 AM. You can also subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe with iTunes. We seek your comments and suggestions.

Two Opportunities to Comment on Streetscape Plans and Projects

GriffPhoto.jpgNo one can deny Griff’s rapidly developing photographic skills. Just think, some day when his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brady, Capa and Lange, you’ll be able to say “I knew him when…”.

Many of Griff’s images are of the civic “art” known as Streetscape. His photos have included the Library Plaza, the Riverwalk Arches, and the Parking Lot Screening. All of these pieces are part of a larger scale and longer term effort to visually enhance our town’s infrastructure.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th, there are two opportunities to hear about future plans and projects and give the City of Northfield feedback. From 8:00 am to 9:15 am the NDDC’s Monthly Forum, in the Riverview Conference Room of the Archer House, will focus on this topic and then from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm there will be a Neighborhood Meeting in the Council Chambers of City Hall on the same subject.

Hear the details about and talk to the people guiding this work. It’s a great opportunity to help shape your community.

New wayfinding sign, more streetscape development

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The new streetscape wayfinding sign is now up on 4th St. on the south side of the First National Bank Northfield. See Ross’ NDDC blog post for more details.

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The new streetscape project at 3rd St. and Hwy 3 was mostly completed last Saturday. I took photos of Architect Spencer Jones there with a crew from Grove Landscaping as they finished up. All that’s left is the installation of a wayfinding sign.

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The arches on Division at 3rd St. were the initial streetscape installations. See the blog post, poll and discussion from Sept. 1.