This is really based off of existing models, but essentially it would recruiting community members to do different things in hopes of hosting “fix-it” events for all sorts of electronics. Members could help with research, tools, sewing materials, and more. At these events, community members would actively be involved so that they learn how to [Read more…]
Add flags and art banners to the lampposts along Upper Merrimack Street between City Hall and University Crossing. The art would be inspired by the folks of many backgrounds, races, and ethnicities of the Acre. If there’s enough interest, we could also add history/fact signs similar to the Visualize Lowell’s Black History tour.
The corner is caddy, deceptively open, and crazy to navigate as a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian. Perhaps a corner park, small version of the one at Stevens and Chelmsford, would benefit safety, and certainly would improve the look. It might inspire business there that lasts. (I am not sure how [Read more…]
Plan for a second Pop-Up History Trail! This could include finding a new route and fun facts for a 2017 pop-up trail, and further developing the brochure that will augment the temporary DHT to improve the visitor experience and help make the DHT permanent. The brochure should be a simple tri-fold including a map, a description [Read more…]
Ecumenenical plaza is a beautiful and spacious court at the confluence of St. Patricks church and Holy Trinity church. Having a food cart that sells affordable, healthy, and delicious food to patrons exploring and working in the historic Acre neighborhood. This cart can be versatile, serving everything from ice-cream to cultural foods. We can also [Read more…]
A pop-up trail similar to the Downtown History Pop-Up Trail, but this one could go by local restaurants and talk about their history. For example, Bishops’ has an interesting history about how it started in Lawrence but is now in Lowell. The trail could go between UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College, and it could [Read more…]