Ever think yourself, “Long Beach really needs a [insert dream]” or “A [insert dream] would work so well here.” (I know I sure have…) Well, now is your chance to turn those dreams into a reality! The non-profit group Destination LI will be bringing a community-driven ‘crowdsourced placemaking” program to Long Beach very soon. This is where you, the dreamer, can pitch your ideas and possibly see them come true!
Destination LI brings a unique approach to areas seeking revitalization. Rather than some big developer coming in and dictating what’s going to happen, it’s up to us the residents to decide. You can pitch any idea you want: from a certain type of restaurant you feel Long Beach is lacking, to public art or even an event you’d love to see here. You will submit your ideas on either the soon-to-be-announced Long Beach-inspired website, or at an actual soon-to-be-announced location (for those who don’t want to use the internet.)
For more information on what Destination LI is about, check out their website @ destinationli.org/about. I will post the Long Beach-related link as soon as it’s formally introduced, so please check back to seabythecity for that. I have been working with an amazing group of Long Beach residents who are involved. Many awesome ideas have already been discussed and soon, yours will be part of the mix. In the meantime, read the press release below on how this all happened. Continue reading Destination LI is coming to Long Beach! [A community-driven ‘crowdsourced placemaking” program]