Opening Reception Saturday, August 13th 6-9pm
A framework for the sustainability of San Diego's historic district of North Park.
Sustainable North Park Main Street (SNPMS) is a broad, yet very grounded vision of a greener future for North Park. Applying simple interventions across North Park’s historic business district, SNPMS proposes a coordinated approach to sustainability. It involves building owners, business operators, and the community in creating a lasting framework for economic prosperity, community action, and an improved urban environment.
Hosed by Art Produce, the Sustainable North Park Main Street gallery show presents the results of a broad scale re-envisioning of North Park’s commercial corridors, developed by young volunteer architects working in conjunction with various community and sustainability stakeholders. Imagined within the larger context of North Park, five key intersections in North Park are illustrated as they would appear if a number of simple – and very feasible – sustainability measures were to be brought together in a coordinated fashion. These measures include building retrofits, new business practices, and public improvements that work together to support the goal of greening North Park.
- Maintain the cultural and historic integrity of the built and social environment;
- Increase conservation and the efficient use of resources within the district;
- Increase community connectivity; and
- Provide a setting for a sustainable green economy.
Sustainable North Park Main Street is a project of North Park Main Street.
Project funding has been provided by the State Office of Historic Preservation and SDG&E.
The SNPMS Show represents the efforts of the following volunteer design professionals:
- Yolanda Campbell
- Alex Esquibel
- Alex Rojas
- Jillian Walker
- Ryan Walker
- Soeren Wegener
Significant volunteer support has been provided by:
- Alison Whitelaw, President, Platt/Whitelaw Architects
- Stephen Russell, Platt/Whitelaw Architects
- Thomas Brothers, Platt/Whitelaw Architects
- Anney Rosenthal, OBR Architecture
- Christopher Brothers, ASLA
The Sustainable North Park Main Street Project and gallery show has been supported by:
- Art Produce Gallery, donating the gallery space;
- Olive Branch Green Building Supplies, coordinating the opening night event;
- ReproHAUS, providing FTP hosting to make our virtual studio collaboration possible;
- California Center for Sustainable Energy, providing technical advice and support;
- Linda Glaze and Kathy Tucker of Zagrodnik + Thomas Architects, providing early project support.