Close Mamo St. for Farmers Market ['60 Likes' on February 6, 2012!]
Here is a rendering from the EDH 2025 Plan by local artist, Chuck Snyder, of a street closure gate. I think it would be awesome if during the Farmers Market that Mamo St. was closed from Kamehameha Ave to Punahoa St., and was only open for pedestrians. This would make it safer and allow the farmers market to get bigger.
Everyone wants to see more places for people in Downtown. However, the first step for this idea is finding a Lead Solution Partner (LSP), as we refer to in the EDH 2025 Plan, to help initiate a dialogue with landowners and business owners on this street. Road closures require special considerations and permits. Perhaps a pilot street closure that would turn a portion of Mamo Street into a pedestrian plaza for 1 day or a few hours or an evening event. The LSP doesn’t “do everything”, but serves as a coordinator to bring all the key partners together and to ensure that everyone works together to successfully accomplish the task. This would be an awesome opportunity to turn Mamo Street into a public plaza for people!
Is there an organization who would like to be the LSP to start the dialogue?
Are there Supporting Partners (SP) who would like to help with moving this forward?
EDH 2025 Focus Area 2: Creating Economic Vitality
Secondary Focus Area 1: Managing Growth