- Urban Space with a View 19-Apr-2013
- What's For Lunch 05-Apr-2013
- For the Love of Montgomery 25-Mar-2013
- City Hall’s ‘Front Porch’ 15-Mar-2013
- What if we had 10K’s of connected trails in East Montgomery? 08-Mar-2013
It’s a question everyone asks the same time every day Monday through Friday about 10:30 every morning. Even those of us who try to save a few pennies and bring something to work with us want something different from time to time. Downtown Montgomery has added some exciting places to eat over the past few years and there are some old favorites that never let us down. But coming this Summer there will be a new and exciting option for us lunch-goers. Super Suppers will open Montgomery’s first official food truck in May and will be stationed in the parking lot of the old State House Inn at Madison and Jackson. Although the menu has not been officially released a sneak peek has some exciting stuff for us all and at reasonable prices. Food trucks have been popular in other cities like Birmingham and Atlanta for years but have never seemed to drift southward until now. The City held a competition of local restaurants to see what they could “bring to the table” and it was no easy choice. The competition created a lot of buzz and there are hopes of a second truck coming downtown in the coming months. Downtown is has once again become an exciting place to work with plenty of lunch options and of course plenty of after work options too.
The day ended on a high note with everyone encouraged and energized to go out and do great things for the Love of Montgomery. Stay tuned as many of these ideas have already begun to materialize into reality.
Have you ever walked up under the huge old oak trees across from City Hall? These beautiful landmarks are iconic images of the south. They create a canopy of shade coveted by most city dwellers during the long hot summer months. Currently, these trees sit in a park almost uninhabited by the public.
The Development Department is working on several renovation designs that would draw pedestrians into the park to eat their lunch or take a stroll. The designs focus on comfortable seating groups and well groomed walking paths and incorporate the sunny plaza space around the newly refurbished water fountain. As the air gets warmer, look for park improvements in the coming months.
Woodmere Arts Park, Blount Cultural Park, and Ida Belle Young Natural Park offer a series of running and/or biking trails. If you zoom out on google earth, you will discover that these three parks are only separated by a road on each side. Adding a few crosswalks & connector paths would create enough continuous path to run/ walk a 10k across all three parks. Each of these parks offer some of the most picturesque pastoral views in the city.
Stay tuned for more on the Development Studio’s plan for the East Montgomery Park Trail.
Lydia T. Shows, RID, LEED AP
Design Studio Professional