and gives the alleys continuity. With simple improve- ments and increased safety, residences and business- es would be free to open their doors to the alley. Each of the three alleys has a theme that informs it’s over all aesthetic.
Alley A, between 5th and 6th streets, plays upon the cosmopolitan feel that is created with restaurant spac- es at either end. The project proposes that the north- eastern space, which has a large window facing the al- ley, be used as a café with a seating area that spills out into the alley. The southeastern space, which contains a restaurant, should also have an alley facing window and an outside seating area. This would provide eyes on the street to discourage illegal activity as well a so- cial space where people can sit and eat. It would also utilize space that is not enclosed on the western side and has good evening light.
Alley B, between 6th and Maynard streets, is a space where people could stroll and happen upon a revital- ized Japanese garden. The alley would be furnished with tall lamps and short, squat, stone lamps that can be sat upon and repaved with Japanese influenced stone.
Light in the Alley: A Triptych of Safer Connections