Community Creative Placemaking &
Economic Development Coordinator
Rosalynn helps find ways to bridge the gap between art, culture and space to bring economic development and investment to the community. She works with community residents, businesses and stakeholders, aiming to create a Harambee and Riverwest that everyone can live, work and play in.
In collaboration with other Riverworks staff and outside entities, she is currently working on two creative placemaking projects. The first is The Beerline Trail Extension, which extends from Keefe and Richards to Capitol Drive. The trail is a walking/biking trail which will act, as time goes on, as a vibrant and happening community gathering space for the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods and will include a stage, workout equipment, sitting areas, major gateways and programming the community both creates and takes part in.
The second creative placemaking project is the 53212 marketplace meant to be a public space where food and maker vendors can sell their goods. The marketplace will be a low cost space for vendors to get started on their businesses and gain access to much needed resources and capital. The marketplace will also include vital programming needed to assist residents in creating the future they want to see by housing a commercial training kitchen, public gathering space, maker spaces as well as being an outlet onto the Beerline Trail.