Maybe the old Greyhound station and lot on St. Michaels Drive. For information on the only other tiny house village (in design process) at:
Modular and affordable dwellings co-located around a studio complex would help Santa Fe retain and attract creative people from all disciplines who could collaborate on projects, or work independently without succumbing to economic pressure by leaving art in favor of a more immediate income, or leaving Santa Fe for brighter opportunities elsewhere. These tiny homes on wheels also allow for the exchange of ideas with similar villages in other locations, making an ebb and flow of fresh information with the arrival of new residents.
We are already friends, Ryan. I was on student government with you at SFCC, yo. I met a couple of other people at the Tumbleweed workshop this past weekend. Maybe we can all get together? The trouble with starting a community is trying to provide some direction without trying to make decisions that should be made collectively. I agree we should meet. What are you doing tomorrow or Wednesday? Otherwise, I would have to schedule for next week.
Vertical is cool, and the spaces look awesome, but in Santa Fe, we don't stack too many people on top of each other. Two stories is the maximum. The container style matches the contemporary Railyard design ethic, but I like the houses on wheels because of the convenience. People who want to move can just hook up the house and go. If you create affordable housing in a specific area in a fixed way, then it isn't an enduring change, because if people need to move, they are back to hardship. I think of it much like giving a man a fish, instead of helping him make a mobile fishing unit.
Actually, a better -- but perhaps more difficult -- site to secure would be tied to the south railyard area near Baca Street, by Molecule and Captain Marble. The Railyard Foundation (?) does 70 year leases for parcels there, I believe, and there is a particularly large, undeveloped patch, just begging for something.
Also, we should solve the blemish of Cerrillos/St.Francis crossing, goodness! I see a person a week eat pavement there.
What if we coded bike paths with different color lights so cyclists at night could navigate these paths more easily and safely? I mean, if we are installing them, wht not try it?
Not only a walkable path, but ample signage to help people get between locations.
Wow, how can I help make this happen? Friends and I have been talking about food trucks since we went to Portland, where there are gobs of them circled up together in different neighborhoods. It's so cool!