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MADWEEK Crash Course: Designing Urban Spaces - Engaging Local Designers in the Modesto Downtown Master Plan*

  • Downtown Modesto Partnership 1003 10th Street, Suite A Modesto, CA, 95354 United States (map)
The Germano Milono Building in downtown Modesto, a rare 1960 example of Modesto or Central Valley Modernism, has recently been renovated and is now home to the Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Designing Urban Spaces: Engaging Local Designers in the Modesto Downtown Master Plan

Good urban design can be the difference between a nice, tree-shaded stroll with a group of friends enjoying conversation or an inhospitable, single-file walk down a hot, narrow sidewalk shouting to your friends over loud traffic. Urban design can also make the difference between having or not having accessibility and equity in our community

In this MADWEEK “Crash Course,” learn about key principles that apply to the creation and management of positive urban spaces and the ways they influence human exchange.

  • Ped Sheds

  • Placemaking

  • Complete Streets

  • Flexible Use Spaces

  • Sidewalk Zones

  • Urban Parking Management

  • And more!

Read more about the Modesto Downtown Master Plan, including notes and presentation from the Kickoff Downtown Walking Tour and Visioning Workshop (July 22, 2019)  here .

Read more about the Modesto Downtown Master Plan, including notes and presentation from the Kickoff Downtown Walking Tour and Visioning Workshop (July 22, 2019) here.

The Downtown Modesto Partnership is hosting this MADWEEK Crash Course to introduce and engage local designers in the process of Modesto’s Downtown Master Plan, in particular the upcoming Design Charrette Activity (September 30 - October 4). This is an important opportunity for local design creatives to participate in and influence the future vision of our downtown!

The next Modesto Downtown Master Plan Design Charrette Activity is scheduled for September 30-October 4. This is an important opportunity for local designers to contribute to the vision for the Modesto Downtown Master Plan!

The next Modesto Downtown Master Plan Design Charrette Activity is scheduled for September 30-October 4. This is an important opportunity for local designers to contribute to the vision for the Modesto Downtown Master Plan!

The Downtown Master Plan project will address improved parking, attractive public spaces, opportunities for housing, transit and other elements of a successful downtown. The success of the Downtown Master Plan depends on community involvement and engagement to determine the downtown Modesto of the future.

Design Charrette Activity: September 30 - October 4, 2019

The City of Modesto will host a week-long Design Charrette as part of the Downtown Master Plan process, from Monday, September 30 through Friday, October 4, a multi-day exploration of potential downtown design concepts.

This is an opportunity for our local design community to take part in and contribute to the downtown planning process! Come and hear more from the Downtown Partnership team and learn about how the local design community can engage and participate in this important process for envisioning the future of our downtown!

Session Facilitator: Josh Bridegroom, President & CEO, Downtown Modesto Partnership

Location: Downtown Modesto Partnership, 1003 10th Street, Suite A, Modesto, CA 95354

Time: 12:00-1:30pm (bring your lunch!)

Tickets: FREE and open to the public (registration required and limited to 20 participants). (Once tickets are sold out, you may add your name to a waitlist and will be notified if space becomes available).

REGISTER HERE!

Organizer: Downtown Modesto Partnership

* Note: This is a third-party event. Please contact the organizer directly for further information. 

Earlier Event: September 25
Guided Tour: Stanislaus County Library*
Later Event: September 26
Guided Tour: Gallo Center for the Arts*