Person/Blount Corridor Study Kick-off Date Announced, Call for Designers/Architects, First Annual Person Street Holiday Art Market

posted Oct 15, 2012, 8:42 AM by Philip Bernard   [ updated Oct 15, 2012, 10:32 AM ]
Person/Blount Street Corridor Study Kick-off Meeting - - Monday, October 22 at 6:30pm AIA Headquarters Building
 
For our Fall Partnership Meeting #7, we are inviting all Person Street businesses, property owners, and stake holders to join us at the corridor study kick-off meeting. If you have ever wanted to give "unbridled" input about the traffic and streetscape problems on Person and Blount Streets and Wake Forest Road, this will be your best opportunity! Thanks to the 2011 bond referendum, $250,000 was earmarked for this study to hire outside consultants to conduct the study. AECOM out of Atlanta was awarded the contract. Several stakeholders have already met with members of their team to give them an overview of the challenges on Person Street and clue them in on our own particular issues. Please mark your calender and plan to attend this very important meeting.
 
If for some reason you are not able to attend next Monday's meeting, the consultants from AECOM will be in town for a few days and could possibly meet with a group of Partnership members during the daytime to discuss any concerns we might have.

 
Call for Designers/Architects for Input on Person Street Facade - - Saturday, October 27 at 10am in front of Piebird
 
Local architect Tina Govan and Urban Design Center planner Carter Pettibone have been working with our partnership to create an organized approach to improving the facades of businesses and the streetscape on Person Street. On the last Saturday of this month, we are inviting any architects or designers in the neighborhood who would like to give input on this exciting project to meet us at Piebird to get your feedback and ideas! We'll take a walking tour of Person Street to bring everyone up to date about what has proposed so far and to get your feedback. let me know if you would like to attend and we will send you specifics about the meeting. 
 
 
 The First Annual Person Street Holiday Art Market - - Saturday, December 15 from 12noon to 6pm 
 
Becky Waehner-Wofford of Anvil Gallery www.anvilstudiogallery.com 715A N Person Street is in the early stages of organizing a first annual holiday art market to be held on Person and Franklin Streets on Saturday December 15. Current plans are to join forces with businesses like Nicole's Studio and Piebird on Person Street, local artists from Raleigh and Durham, food trucks and other vendors for a holiday themed art market featuring gifts for the holidays. Please contact Becky at 919.395.522 anvilgallery@gmail.com if you would like to participate as a vendor or would like to help with the planning of this exciting festival event on Person Street.
 
Other Brief Announcements 
 
Niall Hanley with Hibernian has confirmed that he has signed a lease with the owners of the former Rosie's Plate building and plans to open a brasserie/pub type restaurant there and hopes to be open by next spring. Roland Gammon, developer of Peace Street Townes www.peacestreettownes.com on the  southwest corner of Person and Peace Streets has confirmed that he would be receptive to qualified retail/restaurant component on the bottom floor of the two end units on the corner of Person and Peace Streets. The townhomes themselves are also conducive to live/work situations with access to Peace Street.  
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