It has been a while since I provided a Love Your Laneways update, so here it is! A number of downtown businesses have been through the Inventory and Analysis process (much quicker and simpler to do than it sounds 😉) and based on those conversations, design wizard Martin prepares a set of drawings! Businesses are free to use as much or as little of the design proposal as they wish.
First up, Midland Fish and Chips. Here's the current laneway view:
And one of the design drawings with some fun, easy to add improvements:
There's a nice play on the nautical theme as well as some outdoor seating for customers. Much of the design incorporates existing elements of the restaurant's laneway look.
Here is the laneway view of Sheps:
Adding some branding, fun pavement treatment and planters could lead to something like this!
One more to share today - here is the current laneway entrance to Panache Spa and Hair Salon:
An elegant awning, some wall art, and more plantings reflect the salon's vibe - and the entrance becomes accessible, as well!
It will be exciting to watch so many downtown businesses beautify their laneway access!