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Glass House Collective: How To Guide

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March 04, 2013

Glass House Collective: How To Guide

Guide created for Glass House Collective to inform residents and volunteers on community projects and how to complete them.

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Nick

March 04, 2013
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  2. YOUR MISSION The residents and businesses on Glass Street are

    committed to making this historic district ground zero for focused, positive, community-driven change. We need your help. Included in this guide, you will find recipes for community action, complete with detailed instructions and lists of all necessary tools, materials, and collaborators. Ready to answer this call to action? Contact Glass House Collective at 423-402-0565 or info@glasshousecollective.org.
  3. Table of Contents Build Tree Planters .........................................................................................................................................p. 1-2 Space for

    Public Art and Landscaping ...............................................................................................p. 7-8 Build Pop Up Shops....................................................................................................................................p. 13-14 Create Community Banners......................................................................................................................p. 3-4 Painting Murals ..............................................................................................................................................p. 9-10 Create and Host Community Events ...............................................................................................p. 15-16 Recommended Sites .................................................................................................................................p. 17-18 About This Guide .......................................................................................................................................p. 19-20 A Beautiful, Useful Community Space ...............................................................................................p. 5-6 Create Pedestrian Crossings ................................................................................................................p. 11-12
  4. Build Tree Planters Beautify the street | Slow down traffic

    | Provide a sense of enclosure Directions: Time: One Weekend Cost: Less than $200 Collaborators: Designer/Builder, Neighbors (2), The Tool Barn, Take Root Materials (builds one 2’ x 2’ planter) • Six - 1 x 6 x 8 treated lumber • Two 8 foot 1” x 1” • Elmer’s Glue • Black Plastic Lining • Planting Soil • Tree Tools • Table Saw or Chop Saw • Staple Gun/Staples • Air Compressor • Large Drill (1/2 inch holes) Cut four (4) 3/4x3/4 “staple blocks” at desired height (30 inches suggested). Cut enough 1x6 slats for the floor and 4 walls of your planter (2 feet by 2 feet suggested). Cut four 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/2” feet for the planter to sit on. Use Glue and Staple Gun/Air Compressor to build the planter as pictured. Drill ½ inch holes in floor planter for drainage. Line planter with plastic lining. Add soil. Add tree. Add water! 1
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  6. Celebrate the district | Promote the community’s identity Time: A

    month to plan. A day to install. Cost: Less than $2,500 Collaborators: Graphic Artist, Neighbors, Property Owners, The City of Chattanooga Create Community Banners Directions: Materials • Banner Arms/Brackets • Hardware • Banners Tools • Drill • Ladders (2) Work with a graphic artist to design neighborhood-specific banners. Organize a neighborhood meeting to review the design and identify locations for banners – note the minimum height requirements. Get the appropriate permissions from property owners and a Temporary Use Agreement from the City if the banners hang above the public right-of-way. Print banners and order the wall-mounting brackets and banner arms. Hang the banners! 3
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  9. Create A Community Space Directions: Materials • Galvanized Tubing (Poles)

    • Galvanized Tee Connectors • Pre-Fabricated Canvas Cloth (weather resistant) • Sackcrete (1 Per Tube) • Christmas Lights • Cable Ties and Grommets Tools • Auger • Trowel • Wheelbarrow • Ladders (2) At your chosen location, measure an even number of post locations in a rectangular formation like so: ( : : : : ) Mark the post locations with spray paint. Use an auger or post-digger to dig precise holes where you’ve marked the posts. Use Sackcrete to set the poles. Make sure they’re straight and evenly spaced before, during and after the pouring of concrete. Use your remaining poles, along with your galvanized connectors, to create squares on top of the posts. This will stabilize the structure and create the framework for draping the canvas. Drape your pre-fabricated canvas on top of the structure. Secure the canvas to the structure with durable fasteners. Attach your stringed lights around the edges of the structure. Provide a gathering place for the community | Connect neighbors Time: A month to plan. A weekend to build or install. Cost: Less than $2,500 Collaborators: Designer/Builder, Neighbors, Property Owner 5
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  12. Install Public Art Directions: Materials • Will vary based on

    project. Tools • Will vary based on project. Work with neighbors to identify a site for temporary or permanent artwork. If it will be in the public right-of-way, get the City’s approval. Contact Public Art Chattanooga and work with them to dvelop a plan. Fundraise for your project. Are there any grants available? Put out a call out for artist’s submissions and invite the community to cast their vote. Will your artwork need a pedestal or benefit from landscaping improvements? Install artwork. Make a local landmark | Create a visual experience Time: 3 months to plan. A weekend to build or install. Cost: Will vary based on project. Collaborators: Designer/Builder, Neighbors, Public Art Chttanooga 7
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  15. Paint A Mural Directions: Materials • Paint/Primer • May vary

    based on design Tools • Brushes/Rollers • Ladders/Scaffolding Identify a location and get permission from the building owner. Work with an artist to design the mural and get feedback from neighbors. Identify opportunities for the community to participate in creating the mural. Let the community know about your efforts – build support and get more feedback. Set aside a perfect weekend and paint your masterpiece. Showcase creativity | Beautify a building Time: A month to plan. A weekend to install. Cost: Less than $2,500 Collaborators: Visual Artist, Building Owner, Neighbors 9
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  18. Create Pedestrian Crossings Directions: Materials • Road Reflectors • Adhesive

    - Epoxy Kit or Bituminous Adhesive • Marking chalk spray paint Tools • Broom • Epoxy Brush Identify locations and get approval from the Traffic or Transportation Department. Submit a request to the City to shut down the street at least 60 days in advance of the installation. Order road reflectors and adhesive (try stop- painting.com). Invite an artist to create designs for the crossings - temporary chalk paint recommended. Are there opportunities to involve youth in the community in implementing the design? Sweep the street and create your crosswalk! Slow traffic in district | Improve pedestrian safety | Encourage feet on the streets Time: Two months for permissions and approvals. A month for design. A weekend to install. Cost (creates one crosswalk): Less than $500 Collaborators: Visual artist, Traffic or Transportation Department, Kids in the Neighborhood 11
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  20. Build A Pop Up Shop Directions: Materials: Interior: • Paint

    • Fabric • Display shelves • Screws/Hinges • Will vary based on shop Tools • Cleaning supplies • Paint rollers • Drill Identify potential storefronts. Coordinate temporary use agreement with property owner. Temporarily turn on power to the building. Clean out the space and add a fresh coat of paint to the walls. Determine interior layout (drape fabric to hide storage or unused space). Make entry way inviting (temporary café seating, planters, and string lights). Create sandwich board signage – connect painted plywood using hinges, chains, and screws (see ‘Materials’). Set up, promote, and pop up your shop! Attract local businesses | Activate empty storefronts | Bring people to the street Time: Two months for planning and permissions. Two weeks for site preparation. Cost: Less than $2,500 Collaborators: Entrepreneur, Designer/Builder, Property Owner Sandwich board sign: • Two 2x4 sheets of ply wood (1/2” thick) • Two 10” lengths of chain • Two hinges • Twelve screws (3/8”) 13
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  23. Create a Community Event Directions: Materials • Trash/recycle bins •

    Traffic cones • Event and parking signage • Will vary based on event activities Come up with an event for you and your neighbors to enjoy. Convene partners who can help make your event a success. Decide on a date and location. Develop a schedule for the event. Get permission from property owners for parking. Will you need a traffic controller for the street or port-a-lets for your event location? Work with a graphic artist to design flyers, posters, and banners at least 6 weeks before event. Promote your event! Recruit a team of volunteers to help with set-up (put out trash/recycle bins and parking signage) and clean up. Enjoy the day and document the event! Bring neighbors together | Strengthen the neighborhood Time: Three months to plan. A month to promote. A weekend to enjoy. Cost: Less than $2,500 (think sponsorships!) Collaborators: Graphic Artist, Local Businesses, Neighborhood Association, Community-based Organizations and Churches, Property Owners 15
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  26. Recommended Sites on Glass Street Glass House Collective asked our

    neighbors for input on specific locations for these ideas to be implemented on the historic Glass Street. Here is what they said: Recommended Sites on Glass Street 17
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  28. ABOUT THIS GUIDE In July of 2012, nine teams of

    neighbors, architects, designers and entrepreneurs came together on the historic Glass Street for a workshop focused on creative community renewal. Glass House Collective hosted the event in partnership with the TN American Institute for Architects. During the workshop, each team produced a set of actionable ideas to help revitalize the street - ideas that are simple, achievable, and results oriented. This guide is the result of their efforts. 19
  29. A Special Thanks to: Heidi Hefferlin Nick Turner Wes Giglio

    AIA Chattanooga AIA Tennessee For more information about Glass House Collective: Web: www.glasshousecollective.org Twitter: @GlassHouseLIVE Facebook: www.facebook.com/glasshousecollective Phone: 423-402-0565 Thank You! 20
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