'People's Plan' for Design District in Naples starts to emerge - Laura Layden
Naples Daily News - November 17th, 2021
A charette for a remake of the Design District in Naples has come to an end.
Now, the real work can begin on what's been dubbed the "people's plan."
An eight-day charette concluded Tuesday, with a closing presentation by DPZ CoDesign on the best — and most popular — ideas from the public brainstorming sessions for a new master plan.
One of those ideas? To activate the district by creating a Design Walk with public art, outdoor dining and entertainment venues between U.S. 41 and Tenth Street, using alleyways, parking lots and empty spaces between buildings.
New public offerings could include everything from a basketball court and giant movie screen to changing digital art and food trucks. Continue reading