Calling All Visionaries!
Community driven design for Kingston at Broadway/Prince St Green Spaces
What happens when a City asks the community what it wants and involves them in the process of designing a space? How would you feel about a place you go, knowing you had a part in making it the way it is? Want to participate in a great example of community driven design?
The Broadway & Prince Landscape plan is gathering input and ideas from the community and Kingston’s youth in order to gather a community vision the designers can use to create the space.
The project is managed by the City of Kingston’s Department of Health & Wellness and is funded by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant project through the New York State Department of Health, supported with American Rescue Plan Act funding.
On-site events will bring the public and Kingston’s artists together in facilitated design sessions. Ideas for Designs will be open to all, no fees will be charged, and helpful prompts to facilitate creativity will be included. Submit your ideas HERE
Demonstrate your vision with your creative skills. We seek your vision of the whole site (realistic- phantasmagoric…), the Past – the Present- the Future. What art piece do you see, hear, imagine here/where?
How do you begin? Visit the space, be in the space, experience the space with all senses
Helpful Prompts for Consideration:
I dreamt of Broadway/Prince Street…
A matter of time
We are nature
Sharing the path
Imagination – dreams – fantasy
Time – passage of time – cycles of life /Layering of events
Cityscape – city life
Narrative – tells a story
Language of landscape
If the space could talk, can you hear it?
Color outside the lines
Quite an Entrance!
A moment in time
Follow your own path
Lead the way
The poetic of space
August – Began community sessions on-site to begin design process
September 19 – Idea Submissions Open
September 20 – Info table at YMCA Farm Project
September 28, 2:30-4:30 – Community On-Site Design Session
October 3 – Presentation of partner visions at YMCA
October 19 – Deadline for Idea Submissions
End of October – KaN Designs begin the schematic design process
End of November – Presentation with City of Kingston advisor committee
Mid-December – Community Conversation about submitted designs
Mid-February – Final presentation submitted to City
Disclaimer: all idea submissions will be considered, but there are no guarantees that they will be implemented.