1. Tonight (June 8, 2013) there is a Musical Porches event happening in the Founders Square neighbourhood. See the GNRC website for more detail. Speaking of which, didn’t the GNRC do a great job re-designing their website?! Kudos to them!
2. A fabulous new issue of Geneva-13 has just been released. Keep your eyes peeled around town for a copy.
3. Our pals over at Love Geneva have declared June the “drink local month“. I don’t know about you, but I will do my best to support our local businesses.
4. There is an exciting article in the Finger Lakes Institute newsletter about the new community design center (FLI-CDC). Led by Cari Varner, Instructor of Architectural Studies at Hobart and William Smith, the FLI-CDC will get rolling this summer by looking into green infrastructure best practices for historic districts and examining the 5&20 corridor (near Wegman’s).
Personally, I’m really happy that the 5&20 corridor will be explored and that new ideas for improving its overall management and design will be considered. As someone who occasionally walk-shops along that street, reducing the amount of signage and improving informal pedestrian trails are at the top of my own wish list for that street.
This is a photo of some of the signage along the 5&20 corridor. The McDonald’s sign is considerably shorter than many of the McDonald’s signs in my hometown, but the new plaza sign is a little on the big side, isn’t it?
I can’t wait to see how the program unfolds. Good luck and congrats to everyone involved in this project.