Thursday, January 17, 2013

Initial Presentation

Thank you for visiting the Half Street Market's concept blog! Our trial presentation to Velocity residents received a lot of positive feedback and we have also received overwhelming support from the survey. A copy of this presentation can be found on JDLand's article.

We will be scheduling a greater neighborhood meeting in early February - check back for a time and place once we have secured one. If you haven't done so already please submit a survey response.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Survey for Half Street Market

Public markets are unique economic and social institutions, which are viewed as tools to achieve a wide variety of goals. These goals include access to quality food, marketing opportunities for family farmers, social interaction in urban neighborhoods, increasing social cohesion, providing employment opportunities to local communities, creating entrepreneurial environment to increase small business formation, and enhancing community economic development.

This Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 in the Velocity Meeting room there will be an open discussion about converting 49 L Street SE into a Half Street Market and Restaurant as a Common Public Good where independent merchants can sell their artisan foods and prepared food products to the public.

Please take this survey and provide your feedback, per individual in household input is encouraged.

If you wish to stay connected with this effort, check back on this blog for updates.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Half Street Market & Culinary Education

The General Services Administration makes real estate available to communities for public purposes. Federal properties can contribute to community vitality by expanding employment opportunities, housing for homeless, education, parks and open space. Does culinary education provide benefits to the community?