Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
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Layton Boulevard West Neighbors and the Silver City Organizational Committee Announce a Call for Artists and Landscape Architects

New opportunity on Creative Placemaking Silver City Project

By - Oct 26th, 2016 10:29 am

MILWAUKEE (Oct. 26, 2016) – Layton Boulevard West Neighbors and the Silver City Organizational Committee are teaming up to issue a Request for Qualifications inviting local artists and landscape architects to apply to design and implement “Creative Placemaking” at several spots in the Silver City neighborhood.

Project Overview: The Silver City Placemaking project will become a collective vision of our diverse community of neighbors, youth, property/business owners, and other community members and will result in the creation of permanent art installations at the corners of S. 35th Street and W. National Avenue, W. Pierce Street and S. 37th Street, and additional to be determined junctures along Pierce Street. The final project goals are to:

  • Enhance neighborhood identity,
  • Build community pride,
  • Create a cohesive neighborhood brand built on unique assets and,
  • Improve neighborhood perceptions while strengthening the business corridors.

Through both the process and final result, the enhanced Silver City district will transport people into a mindset of appreciation for the neighborhood’s history, eco-friendly amenities, and diverse cultures.

Proposal Deadline: 12:00 A.M. on Friday, Dec. 23rd, 2016.

RFQ Details: www.lbwn.org/getinvolved

Neighborhood Tour: All interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend a free walking tour of the Silver City neighborhood on Thursday, November 3rd from 4-6pm. The tour will highlight locations for the placemaking project, discuss neighborhood history and demographics, examine neighborhood assets and amenities, and end with a neighborhood happy hour that includes a sampling of local business cuisine. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 1st to Celia Bentoncelia@lbwn.org or at 414-585-8536.

Project Partners: Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN), founded and sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis, is a non-profit community development corporation dedicated to stabilizing and revitalizing the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods. (www.lbwn.org).

The Silver City Organizational Committee is a group of neighborhood businesses, property owners, residents and other stakeholders that collaborate on projects benefiting the Silver City District. Their vision for Silver City is to have welcoming, walkable, clean and safe commercial corridors that are active with pedestrian activity and have a strong sense of place and community identity.

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