Friday, September 30, 2011

Renovation of 1317 East Carson Street

What's going on at 1317 East Carson Street? We are in the planning process to update the building and are working towards creative occupancy by the end of this 2011 calendar year. We're having a party on January 1, 2012 to celebrate our Transition Town project!

Unity Through Creativity's Door Project image of Tree Woman with Dove, Owl and Butterfly, and Architects Tony Albrecht and Carrie DiFiore's depiction of rooftop garden potential at 1317 East Carson 

If you know anybody that reads through this blog from the first entry who wants to occupy the building with their creative spirit, wants to be part of the buzz, and whose vision is parallel to ours, have them contact us! We are working slowly and methodically. We have a short term and long term goals. Our architectural feasibility study is in hand, and a site plan is being formed as I type this update. Inquiries? Feel free to contact me, at

Our freight elevator passed the five year inspection to allow 5,000 pounds. Here's the view from the top!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Great Lakes Urban Exchange

Go to this link to learn about this fabulous conference happening in the 'burgh Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17, 2011.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gift Circles

What is a gift circle? Join us for a gift circle to find out! Go to for details. You might be asking yourself, why would I carpool out to the suburbs from my walkable South Side community to learn about and participate in a gift circle? Well, we are working to reconnect ourselves to our communities, urban and suburban, and cross pollinate ideas and innovations from the suburbs of our town and the city. Tonight you can meet city and suburban folks who have initiated a permaculture design influenced food garden outside of the Monroeville Public Library. Come absorb design ideas and reflect a nice gift back to your community...

(photo via George Eastman House Collection)