We have completed a walking tour, a location survey, and received tons of info from Senda Nueva residents via info sessions and designs workshops. Here is a summary of that that you've told us!
Location Survey #1: 41 respondents
Walking Tour #1: 11 people
Verbal Map Feedback via Info Sessions & Drop-In Design Workshop: ~70 people
MURAL LOCATION PRIORITIES – via Location Survey #1
It is most important that the mural location provide opportunities for:
% represents from total respondents to question, not total Location Survey respondents.
LOCATIONS SUGGESTED -- via survey or verbal feedback
45% of Location Survey #1 respondents suggested a site. Many suggested general locations such as “greenbelt or park”.
Valencia & Almeria intersection; Hacienda Park; Cul-de-Sac on Valencia (West End), Valencia at brown belt crossing, Hacienda at brown belt crossing; Pamplona; Cul-de-Sac on Hacienda Avenue (South End); Alvarado & Anderson Traffic Circle; Seville and Barcelona intersection; Antelope and Quail intersection; Quail crosswalk at greenbelt; Caribou Place; Anderson crossing at greenbelt;
Basketball Court, path behind Pajaro Condos/near Bianco Court; Large cement pathway south of Atria Covell Gardens; Small icon at each street intersection with greenbelt, culminating in central location (like puzzle); pathway intersection near Caribou Court; pathway intersection near Lightpost 42, NE of Dominos; pathway between lawns near Dominos; pathway between Impala and Elk Courts.
Many additional location suggestions were outside the physical limits of the grant (e.g. Farmer’s Market, Marketplace shopping center, Falcon Court). These locations are not all listed here because they are outside the geographic limits of our funding.
About 50% of Location Survey #1 respondents included a concern about location. Most concerns expressed opinions about a specific site or street location, although 14% of respondents had a general objection to a mural at any location.
Locations Not Feasible*:
(as determined by residents during Walking Tour, Drop-In Design Workshops and via Creative Action Team meetings.
Locations Semi Feasible – as secondary sites only
Based on all location feedback, the Creative Action Team chose these locations as 3 main location choices for the mural
Option A: Pedestrian Pathway North of Atria Covell Gardens
Option B: Hacienda Avenue Cul-de-sac near greenbelt
Option C: Blue / Spiderman Park near Eagle Place
These locations were chosen because of resident support, connectivity, surface quality, safety concerns, access, and ease of logistical planning. They each could easily connect to larger greenbelt pathways to create an art walk.
These locations may be possible for smaller artistic pieces depending on to-be-determined factors, including: main mural location, resident support, public works input, fundraising, skilled labor availability, and more.
Antelope and Quail intersection; sidewalk at Antelope Alley (aka Halloween/Pumpkin Alley); Pathway Icon on Greenbelt near Bianco Court and Chautauqua Apartments; Brown Belt Crossing at Valencia Ave; Brown Belt Crossing at Hacienda Ave; Crosswalk at Quail Ave connecting to greenbelt – between Gazelle and Caribou Places;; Pathway between Impala and Elk Places
The final location will be chosen via paper Location Survey #2.
The survey has only 6 questions, but you must visit the locations in person order to vote. It is difficult to understand the locations (advantages, disadvantages) without visiting them in person.
THE MOST FUN WAY to complete the survey is to show up IN PERSON for Walking Tour #2 on Sunday, June 9 at 10 am.
We will meet at the lawn near the Dominos. The Survey will also be posted here online on June 8, 7 pm for download. You can request a paper copy delivered to your house by calling a Creative Action Team volunteer: Meg 203-464-2484, Juliette 530-902-8407, or Jenny 530-574-2483.
Location Info Compiled by:
Creative Action Team: Raychel Kubby Adler, Juliette Beck, Nick Buxton, Gina Gemignani, Meg Gurley, Josiah Lopez, Jenny Tom, and Stephanie Schoen (mapping queen)
Lead Artist: Danielle Fodor Assistant Artist: Judy Catambay