The city of Arcata, California, incorporated in 1858, is located in the northern part of the state near Humboldt Bay and the redwood forests. A rural city of approximately 17,000 people, it has a thriving arts community.
The performing arts center Playhouse Arts and the City of Arcata will work with Kash Boodjeh Architects, Greenway Partners, and local businesses to create a creative industry corridor in the historic Creamery District in downtown Arcata. Funding will support multiple phases of a comprehensive planning and community building program, engaging the thriving community of performing and visual arts, design, and civic organizations in Humboldt County throughout the process. Activities include public visioning sessions; selection of a design consultant; development of a schematic urban design; creation of public art and design standards for the district; and production of the Creamery Street Fest, which will signal the completion of planning.