The BOB – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 28, 2019/ architecture, music, placemaking, plaza, program, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

The BOB – which stands for “Big Old Building” – is a go to social and entertainment venue in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have creatively repurposed the space with dining, indoor and outdoor entertainment, and the new 20 Monroe Live space for up to 2580 people. The outdoor beer garden is more open than others we’ve seen and feels

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Downtown – Cheboygan, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 26, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, placemaking, program, storefront, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

This open-air canopy provides a covered space for markets and community events to occur. Loved to see a playful public art element near the market. The murals were simple but effective filling the wall and bringing “a little bit of happy” to those who pass by. Loved this cinder block and beam bench. What a clever idea to provide seating

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Something Wicked Brewing Company – Hanover, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 27, 2019/ beer, local food, Main Street, placemaking, program, storefront, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

The tasting room itself was handsomely appointed. People tended to gravitate more towards the bar and the high-top tables near it. Starting outside the entrance and moving inside, it was apparent in the time that it has been open the brewery has become very tightly knit with the York, PA community. The Charity benefit card especially told the story of

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Lean Livability: Making Lovable Places for $500 or Less

Isaac Kremer/ November 5, 2018/ placemaking, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

“Lean Livability: Making Lovable Places for $500 or Less,” 6th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina Breakout Session – Tuesday, November 13, 2:15-3:15 pm Mobile Workshop – Tuesday, November 13, 3:30pm – 5pm? OVERVIEW Making big changes does not always require millions of dollars and take years of time. We’ll demonstrate over 50 ways, all under $500,

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Parklet – Traverse City, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ September 27, 2018/ tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

Just outside of the Omelette Shoppe on Cass St in Traverse City is this simple parklet. Flanked by planters on a steel frame base – the rails and planking are all of fairly easy to source materials. The movable tables and chairs are perhaps the most expensive component. Given that fact they appear to be stacked and locked when not

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