Build a Better Block…and More

The next Community U meeting will be on July 18 at 6 PM.  That’s a few weeks off for our group, but things will still be happening…

  • IMG_9866Nichole, Christiana, and Michael will be attending the Downtown Intersections event in Staunton on July 11-13.  (Contact Nichole if you’re interested in this annual Main Street training.)
  • After last evening’s strong conversation on the vision for Pulaski, we’re pinning down some draft vision language for the group to review. Watch your inbox for that.
  • On the resources page, we’ve posted some new websites.  Dive into these idea starters to prep for our conversation on near-term improvements.

Quick Impact Strategies
The Better Block
Lighter, Quicker Cheaper (Project for Public Places)
Small Bets (Strong Towns)
Thriving Places Project

Plus a quick bonus read…
Volunteer…(Melody Warnick on loving where you live)

Build the Downtown Vision: Monday, 6/27 at the Train Station, 6 PM

At ovisionur next session, we pull it all together: the assets, opportunities, organizations, the existing plans, the emerging strategies.  All of these building blocks can be deployed collectively, but the partnerships that will make it happen require a shared vision. It’s a touchstone that we’ll use to bring in even more partners and select our first projects.

Come prepared to share what all of this adds up to for you: Fill out Pulaski Vision Worksheet.

Catch up with the notes from the last meeting and each of the meetings here.

PLAN-IT Pulaski. June 20, 6 PM at the Train Station

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Twenty people gathered this past Monday, June 13, at the Pulaski Theatre to focus on the organizations and efforts making Downtown Pulaski a place worth investing in. Read the meeting notes here.

NEXT UP: PLAN-IT Pulaski, June 20, 6 PM

We’re doing a deeper dive into the plans that have been done for Pulaski over the last decade or so.  What’s been done? What’s still to do? Where might we invest some time and money now to kick start bigger plans…and what’s our vision for the district?

  1. Choose a plan from the Plan Library to review.
  2. Fill out the worksheet or use it to prompt your thinking.
  3. Take part. Join us on June 20th at 6 PM  at the Train Station and share your thoughts.

Or come listen.  Everyone’s invited. Share this invitation widely!  Just forward the link.

 

Tonight – 6/13 at 6 PM: Cornerstones of Pulaski

Join the Pulaski Community U team of committed residents and stakeholders by digging deeper into some of the local organizations and businesses investing in Downtown Pulaski.

We’re meeting at 6 PM tonight at the Pulaski Theatre. All are invited, welcomed, encouraged, enlisted, conscripted… so pass this invitation on to your networks. We’d love to see you, so come on down.

Catch up on meeting notes from past sessions here.

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Next Meeting: June 13, 6 PM – Pulaski Theatre

The next public meeting  on the future of Downtown Pulaski will take place at 6 PM on June 13th, at the Pulaski Theatre (14 W. Main St.). All are welcome and encoIMG_9877uraged to come!

Downtown is a convening point for many important community organizations and efforts. At this “Downtown Cornerstones” session we’ll review our progress to date and hear mini presentations from the groups  playing a part in the future of downtown. Contact Nichole Hair if you want to share your 5 minute overview of your organization’s plans as they relate to downtown.

On June 2nd, we toured the town and got an overview from Economic Development Director John White and presented our “artifacts of the future.” Check out the meeting 3 Notes here.

UPDATE: Senior Center Location for June 2 Downtown Walkabout

Our next meeting of Pulaski Community U will include an interactive downtown tour. We’ll talk about special places downtown. We’ll map how we see the district working today, and how it might work tomorrow.

Wear comfortable shoes, and meet at the Pulaski Senior Center (106 N. Washington Ave.) at 6 PM on Thursday, June 2, for pre-walk snacks and short presentations.  Take part in the presentations by bringing your own show-and-tell item upon which the future of Downtown Pulaski might be built.

On May 16th , 20 people turned out at the Train Station to  dig into Downtown’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Catch up with what happened with the notes from Meeting 2 (PDF).

June 2, 6 PM: Downtown Pulaski by Foot

IMG_9793Our next meeting of Pulaski Community U will include an interactive downtown tour. We’ll talk about special places downtown. We’ll map how we see the district working today, and how it might work tomorrow.

Wear comfortable shoes, and meet at the Pulaski Senior Center (106 N. Washington Ave.) at 6 PM on Thursday, June 2, for pre-walk snacks and short presentations.  Take part in the presentations by bringing your own show-and-tell item upon which the future of Downtown Pulaski might be built.

On May 16th , 20 people turned out at the Train Station to  dig into Downtown’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Catch up with what happened with the notes from Meeting 2 (PDF).

 

Next Meeting: May 16, 6 PM

Join us at the historic Pulaski pulaski_va_3x2Train Station at 6 PM on May 16th for our next meeting: Good food, good people, and strategic conversation as we pull in more Pulaski perspectives.

Together we’re taking a fresh look at Downtown Pulaski. During summer 2016, an open conversation is bringing together Pulaski businesses, residents, organizations, and community leaders to consider priority investments that will further the momentum we’re beginning to see downtown.

Read about what happened in the first meeting here.

Come for one meeting or be part of all eight.