The City in Winter

In what’s shaping up to be a miserable winter, a bright spot appeared in the form of a tweet from Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation: The ice at Stephens Lake was now thick enough for skating. Parks and Rec is certainly doing yeoman’s work keeping us busy this winter from the ROC 7K […]

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Shared Kitchens and Food Incubators

It was a foodie heaven. A large commercial kitchen full of chefs bottling sauces and packaging meals. Across the way was a row of small restaurant spaces with local offerings ranging from vegetarian to Asian fusion to Mexican. People were eating lunch at shared tables or grabbing a cup of coffee at the adjacent coffee […]

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City Shots

Every downtown need a parking goddess. #IDAATL16 A photo posted by Carrie Gartner (@carriegartner) on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:06am PDT

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Inclusive Neighborhoods

I recently attend a neighborhood planning meeting for the West Central neighborhood, truly a busman’s holiday since it’s my own neighborhood. There was some great initial information about the demographics and character of the area, although nothing spoke to the inclusiveness and diversity of the neighborhood more than seeing “Quonset Hut” listed as one of the common architectural […]

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