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2011: Westside Greenways: North
The Westside Greenways North study area includes a 5-mile stretch of the Jordan River. The Jordan River is on the Northeastern side of the Salt Lake Valley, and flows from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake.
The Westside Studio brings together the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah with University Neighborhood Partners, NeighborWorks, the City of Salt Lake, local residents, and other stakeholders to identify assets in Westside neighborhoods, develop proposals for building upon these assets, and work towards implementing the proposals through collaborative envisioning, advocating, and demonstrating with the goal of enhancing the vitality and vibrancy of Westside communities. Current studio work includes developing a greenway network that strengthens the relationship of the river and the city and ties destinations meaningfully together.
2011: Westside Greenways: Jordan River Community Connections
Working in partnership with community organizations and Westside residents in particular, the Studio created a future framework for the neighborhoods surrounding the Jordan River in Salt Lake City. These recommendations aim to strengthen greenway connections between residential centers, commercial centers, and the Jordan River. The studio capitalized on neighborhood assets to create a vision for a vibrant community.
For pictures from this studio’s final presentation, click here.
2009: Neighborhood House Garden Project
The Neighborhood House teamed up with the Department of City + Metropolitan Planning in an effort to revitalize unused property owned by the Neighborhood House. The goal of the garden project was to create healthy social and environmental connections. These connections facilitate a productive and interactive space for the Neighborhood House clients as well as the surrounding community. The resulting design plans included flower and vegetable gardens, outdoor pottery studios, fruit trees, riparian areas, outdoor classrooms, and a mosaic of community art installations.
2006: Jackson Neighborhood Plan and Youthworks Workshop
Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services asked the Westside Studio to develop a master plan for the Jackson Neighborhood and produce a design for a Youth Works Workshop in the Guadalupe Neighborhood. The Studio conducted a Design Workshop focusing on the direction of the Jackson Neighborhood and the needs of the Youth Works Workshop in cooperation with other students representing other West Side community groups. Utilizing the information collected during the community Design Workshop, the Westside Studio students developed designs for a Jackson Neighborhood Master Plan and the Architectural Design for the Youth Works Workshop working in consultation with NHS and University of Utah faculty.