3rd Street Alley Project

3rd Street Alley Project

Coming in 2019

Activating and beautifying underutilized public spaces like alleys integrates exciting and healthy public spaces into our existing urban environments. It also tends to increase the perception of safety and reduce unwanted behaviors in those areas. 

Over the past few months, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) has been working on a new project that aims to re-purpose the 3rd Street Alley (300 block between 3rd and 4th Streets SW) in Downtown Rochester by integrating art and design installations into the space.

Initial enhancements to the alley will be phased, and likely occur in late spring 2019. Enhancements will include three components:

Hanging art installations 

Examples

(Photo examples, left to right: Palmer Alley by, CityCenterDC; 'Floating Bubbles Sanary-Sur-Mer' by, SextaFeira Produções; 'Colorful Rain' by, SextaFeira Produções)


Vinyl Wrapping of Alley Doors with Art

Examples

(Photo examples from: Alley Gallery, Downtown Louisville)


Murals

Examples

(Photo examples, left to right: Art this Way Artist, Matthew Plett; 'Meet Me Here' by, Ricardo Gonzales; Art this Way Artist, Tim Parsley)

The RDA will work with property owners through a Downtown Façade Grant to incorporate additional aspects of design created by HGA into the space, which could include elements such as lighting for safety, signage, seating, and landscaping.


Please contact Karli McElroy, Senior Director of Placemaking at 507-216-9883, or via email at kmcelroy@rdowntownalliance.com for more information or partnership opportunities.

 

Address

311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone

507.216.9882

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