Fellow Maker Advocate and City Planner Ryan Givens shared an article that highlights making + urban development by Patrick J. Kiger. Here is a snippet . . .
Today, the area has morphed into what some locals call a “makerhood,” where former factories and industrial buildings are now home to a range of 21st-century creative businesses, from art galleries and studios to craft distilleries and maker spaces for small-scale, high-value manufacturing. In addition to being a laboratory for the reimagining and repurposing of land and structures, Wedgewood-Houston provides a template for how stakeholders—developers, local entrepreneurs, community organizations, and government officials—can work collaboratively to rebuild an area while still striving to preserve its distinctive identity.