Portsmouth Square – July 13 Workshop Summary

Portsmouth Square Workshop 1, photo of community comments on post-its.

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our second community workshop on July 13th. Since then, the design team has compiled the feedback received and incorporating it into initial concepts for our third community workshop in mid-October (date/time and details will be announced later this week). The presentation from the July 13th workshop can be found on our project page under “Meeting Materials.” Here are some photos from the second workshop:

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Photo 1: Opening presentation, featuring Jim Lee from SWA, who took us through four frameworks for the re-design of Portsmouth Square that were inspired by community and stakeholder feedback. Once again, we had a high level of community attendance.

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Photos 2 & 3: As with our first community workshop, community members continued to share their hopes and wishes for the future of Portsmouth Square.

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PSQ Workshop 2_005Photos 4 & 5: Portsmouth Square community members interacting with each of the four frameworks via game-boards we had set up, with colorful pieces representing the sizes of various program elements and park features that could fit on the site.

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Photo 6: Community members shared their thoughts on the four frameworks that were presented.