Rebar Group (now Ghel Studio) was commissioned by the Washington DC Office of Planning (DCOP) to produce a series of designs, events and activities that engaged the community in generating new ideas for pubic spaces along the Central 14th Street NW Corridor. The first event, 5x5, was part of a citywide public art exhibition funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; The following events were funded by the national ArtPlace grant. In facilitating the DCOP’s Small Area Plan, which aimed at local economic development and community building along the Corridor, Rebar produced a full-scale street painting − a temporary mockup of a new plaza − along with new planting beds and moveable street furniture. The subsequent event produced by Rebar was a street furniture design-build workshop in a rented storefront. The third and final event, OPENkitch’n, for which I was Project Manager, was an art and culture crawl along the Corridor. OPENkitch’n brought together local business owners, musicians, artists and residents from around the District to demonstrate how the Arts can build community identity and support the local economy. These events were produced in collaboration with DCOP, the DC Arts and Humanities Commission, Independent Curator Justine Topfer and the local residents and business owners of Central 14th Street NW.