Portsmouth Square – May 18 Workshop Summary

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

Thanks again to everyone who came out to provide feedback at our first community workshop on May 18th. Our team is compiling the feedback we received and gearing up for our second community workshop in mid-July (exact date and time will be announced in late June). The presentation from the May 18th workshop can be found on our project page under “Meeting Materials.” Here are some photos from the workshop:

Portsmouth Square Workshop 1, photo of opening presentation given by the design team. Featured in photo is Jim Lee from SWA pointing to a slide during the presentation., with a captive large audience.

Photo 1: Opening presentation, featuring Jim Lee from SWA, who took us through the history of Portsmouth Square and the current conditions. The high level of turnout meant that we had a full audience in attendance.

Portsmouth Square Workshop 1, photo of members from the Chinatown community engaged in conversation about Portsmouth Square.

Photo 2: Members from the Chinatown community engaged in conversation about Portsmouth Square.

Portsmouth Square Workshop 1, photo of a member of our team explaining one of the activity items to a member of the community, for her participation and feedback.

Photo 3: Members of our team were instrumental in explaining the activity items at each of the workshop stations to members of the community in Cantonese, resulting in high levels of participation.

Portsmouth Square Workshop 1, community members voting on their preferences for future park uses and the character of park features.

Portsmouth Square Workshop 1, community members of all ages voting on their preferences for future park uses and the character of park features.

Photos 4 and 5: Portsmouth Square community members of all ages voting on their preferences for future park uses and the character of park features.

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

Photo 6: Community comments on post-its.