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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.

A east

A west

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.

B east

B west

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Light in the Alley: A Triptych of Safer Connections

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