Friday, February 12, 2010

Heads-Up On An Upcoming Streetcar-Oriented Emerald City Event

A Desire Named Streetcar: A Community Forum Featuring Streetcar Visioning Expert J. Craig Thorpe

Submitted By: Shalae Larsen

February 18th, 2010, 6-8p.m.
Union Station, Browning Theater

With two ongoing streetcar studies, Ogden and Weber County are poised to make significant changes to the community landscape that will have lasting impacts. In an effort to promote public awareness and involvement, the Weber County Heritage Foundation and Union Station Foundation would like to invite all Ogden and Weber County residents to an open house and presentation focusing on the positive impacts that streetcars have as “place makers.” The presentation by J. Craig Thorpe will focus on defining what streetcars are, how other cities across the country are utilizing streetcar systems to promote revitalization, and how we, as a community, can plan our future using streetcars as a tool for success. The meeting will include a question and answer session, followed by a brief visioning exercise.

Mr. Thorpe is a rail and trolley artist/illustrator/designer who brings a unique perspective to his work in presenting and consulting on streetcar projects. He is also the communications representative for a start-up trolley line in Issaquah, WA, and brings this firsthand experience regarding historic preservation and streetcars.

Presented by: The Weber County Heritage Foundation and The Union Station Foundation

Mark your calenders, folks.


Curmudgeon said...

"A desire named streetcar."


But nice.

Curmudgeon said...

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This site loads at a click the front pages of daily papers from across the country... you click on the dot on a map for the city you want. Kind of cool.

Jona said...

What's the Weber County Heritage Foundation doing supporting a rah-rah transit presentation? A wee bit off focus, eh?

RudiZink said...

Ahem, Jona. Having read your comment, I'll assume you're either new to Ogden City, or that you possibly reside in one of the more remote places on the Weber County earth, whereby you don't consciously recognize that the Weber County Heritage Foundation is one of the prime Protectors of "Classic Ogden City architectural gems."

The Weber County Heritage Foundation still gives wise and sound guidance to our community.

Please try to keep up.

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