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Thursday: Give Your Input on Greening Harlem Alley

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 12:23PM
DSC_5986 Pamela Rouse [Flickr]

Tables from Lost Souls Cafe line a small portion of Harlem Alley, being studied as a potential green space.

Before Lost Souls Cafe could open in January of 2006, those involved had to convince the city that Harlem Alley was not an active street, full of dangerous cars that would endanger those making simply in search of a latte.

Now DLANC's Sustainability committee and a team of masters students from U.C. Santa Barbara's Bren School for the Environment want to take that pedestrian idea one step further, and they're asking for your input.

Given the residential density of the block and the upcoming park on Spring street, Harlem Place is an alley with a lot of potential. While it is still used for service access, the span certainly fits the bill for a potentially green, pedestrian-oriented space.

On Thursday, November 19, the Bren team -- who have put together a website for their project -- will present three scenarios for the alleyway and get those in attendance to weigh in on how they might use the space. The meeting takes place at 6:30pm, at the LATC (514 S. Spring). Those unable to attend can fill out a survey online.

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