In partnership with the Greenbelt Alliance and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, and in collaboration with neighborhood groups and local businesses, Street Plans led a temporary demonstration project that transformed part of a long-neglected alley in San Jose, CA into a welcoming community gathering place. The alley makeover included an unveiling of a newly-painted mural, as well as temporary elements such as pop-up public seating areas, landscaping, and programming. The project was intended to catalyze action in an otherwise overlooked part of the neighborhood, offering possibilities for how it could fulfill residents’ and business owners’ future visions for the area.
For more details, check out what The Mercury News had to say about the Back Alley Block Party!
Image credits: (1) James Rincon (2 and 3) Jimmy O’Hare (4) Christy Dunbar