There’s really nothing worse than seeing a massive development site left abandoned, with no plans to redevelop on the table. These abandoned sites, such as malls or Walmarts, can bring entire neighborhoods down with them. That’s why the organization Designing To Live Sustainably is embarking upon a Public Envisioning & Design Workshop that intends to identify potential future uses for 998 Broadway (a former K-Mart).
“This is an opportunity for anyone with an idea, not limited to professionals, to share their vision for the community, with the community,” said George Besch, Designing to Live Sustainably.
The community is invited to participate in the Design Competition on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Following are all of the details:
Competition Purpose: Entries will endeavor to show how to develop the 998 Broadway (former K-Mart) site in a community-positive way. Entrants may come up with a broad range of suggestions, and may present their proposals in a number of different ways. Teams with architects may want to present architectural drawings, planners may want to present conceptual diagrams, community activists may want to present written proposals, and artists may present any kind of visual concept. A sociological study of the community with recommendations for what sorts of development are needed could be one type of acceptable written proposal. Concepts should include redevelopment of the entire site, not just the building.
Site: 998 Broadway, 5.28 acres with the 80,000 sq.ft. former K-Mart building, set back from Broadway, and bordered by Gibson, Lombard and Beck Streets.