The results from the Five Points Alley Five Points Alley Community Visioning Session were presented by the students from UC's Metrolab this past Saturday. I don't think any of the results were ground shaking or surprised anyone. I was more interested in what they thought of their findings but there were no conclusions drawn from the results. But its a start and Walnut Hills has community engagement and energy which is most important moving forward.
Plans are afoot to turn the Sunday Beer Garden into a weekend event with more family friendly programing on Saturday.
I hadn't heard of the Metrolab before but the concept is intriguing. Students are out in the real world with the neighborhood as their laboratory. With the Five Points Alley as their focus they developed a modular "lemonade stand" and showed it off after the presentation. It's a simple idea and an elegant solution to define a space for retail. The box pops open with a canopy for shade and a flat floor to separate a serving area from the general area.