A huge thanks to everyone who got involved in The Putting Lot last summer. Unfortunately, the Lot was a one-summer project and closed for good in October 2009. The idea of The Putting Lot was to temporarily transform a vacant lot, sharing our vision of the possibilities of vacant spaces and their ability to enhance their surrounding communities.
We have been overwhelmed with the response generated by The Putting Lot. Thanks to the press, bloggers, and chatty friends for spreading the good word. We were glad that so many visitors shared their thoughts about the project after a round of golf. Your feedback helped us shape the direction of The Putting Lot over the summer and generated countless interesting conversations. People also left behind some brilliant drawings of their dream lots (to be posted here soon). We continue to receive emails from people who visited The Lot or stumbled onto our website and want to share their thoughts. If you came for a round of golf this summer or to an event, post your pictures to our flickr group or send us your reactions! This will help us in future endeavors.
Although The Putting Lot will not be in operation this summer, we hope a putting lot (or some iteration) will pop-up somewhere. We've been surprised and extremely excited that a number of people have already written us asking for tips on executing their own projects. If anyone is interested in launching a similar project, feel free to contact us. We're glad to be a resource in any way we can.