A huge thanks to the dozens of setup volunteers and 130 paint volunteers that came out on Saturday to paint the street! It was a hot day, the paint dried fast, and we were able to get all 3 coats laid down before the bands were through.
The day kicked off with a free pancake breakfast sponsored by Calvary Christian Assembly and a few words from Council Member Rob Johnson about how the Weedin Place Project is making the area safer, just like the NE 65th Street VisionZero project intends.
Brian Vogan and Good Buddy Danika played for the kids followed by The armonica Pocket. It was fun to see the kids(and kid’s at heart) enjoying the music and getting creative in the art tent with paint and chalk.
In the afternoon, Warren Dunes and Nyamuziwa played to overheated and overworked volunteers. The bands were very much enjoyed! The volunteers were invited to cool off at local bars Triple R Tavern and Latona Pub for discounted beers. Other businesses participating in discounts were Evolve Hair and Art, The Weaving Works, Derby Salon, and Bus Stop Espresso.
What’s next for Weedin Place?
Now that the street is painted, the first phase will be finished with the placement of several small boulders (think sized to sit on) along the blue meltwater path. There will also be planter boxes on each end of the closed section of street (adjacent to the carwash). This will finish this phase of the project.
Future phases will depend on funding. We are currently working on signage for the area and exploring the possibility of putting a mural on the Shell carwash building. If you would like to get involved with this project and the future phases. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org