Thanks to everyone who contributed their brilliant ideas for our fence design, especially Jessica Braun, Alex Gilliam, Amy Starling Rampy and Emma Brandt. Have a look here…
In reviewing the designs, several ideas emerged as important:
– there should be some visual continuity in the fence design, for example, wood and mesh panels that repeat at intervals along the perimeter.
– for the more decorative areas, we liked the idea of a framework that people could work with to create different patterns (see “warp”)
– we’d like to incorporate some educational elements — murals, other signage — on the exterior in addition to (and as part of) the community vegetables and native and habitat plantings already discussed.
PARD and the City are reviewing our application for a general site permit, and we hope to be able to start construction in December. In the meantime, we’ll focus on getting our design clear, identifying materials and sources and recruiting volunteers. More updates to follow… stay tuned!