Friday, April 27, 2012

Harding Theater revitalization

Take the revitalization survey.

Neighbors Developing Divisadero (NDDivis) is excited to share our vision and strategy for the Harding Theater with the community on Monday May 7th from 6:30-9:30PM. The community forum will showcase a self-guided exhibit so that people can come and go over the course of the 3 hour event (capacity for the OFFCENTER is around 80). We will have a presentation at 8PM which will include discussion/Q&A on design, programming, fundraising, and partnerships.  

The exhibit will include: (1) an overview of the Harding with a focus on relevant development, planning, and community activism information, (2) an overview of theaters in the region, (3) a reflection on the recent changes and community needs of Divis (including survey data), (4) our vision for the design and programming of the theater (including visual examples), (5) partnerships and support, and (6) our strategy for moving forward. We will provide an accompanying guide/handout for the exhibit designed to generate community interest and ideas regarding areas of design, programming, fundraising, and partnerships.

We ask that people come with a desire to actively engage in contributing to the development and strategy for revitalizing the theater as a community effort. After saving the Harding from being demolished in 2005, the time has come for the community to be proactive in revitalizing this amazing historic community resource.

Amy Farah Weiss
Neighbors Developing Divisadero

Event: Community Forum for the Harding Theater Revitalization
Date: Monday May 7th
Time: 6:30-9:30
Place: THEOFFCENTER: 848 Divisadero (between McAllister and Fulton)

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At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume you're against this for some reason, Rob?

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Nope. I opposed the misguided move to "save" this undistinguished building from the start in 2005, since the saviors, aided and abetted by Mirkarimi and Olague, never had the backing to actually do anything positive with the building once the property owner's sensible plan for housing and retail space was thwarted. The property has blighted the middle of District 5 ever since.

I hope these folks can come up with a viable plan to do something with the property.

Click on "Harding Theater" below for previous posts on the issue.


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