The Green Door Project in Downtown Redding

Rendering by Russell Studio

On April 17, 2018, The McConnell Foundation closed escrow with the city of Redding on the former Redding Police Station located at 1313 California Street in downtown Redding.

The due diligence process of escrow confirmed that the brick building, including the bricks themselves are not salvageable.  Convinced that the building has passed its useful life, McConnell plans to demolish the brick building and keep the warehouse.

Following demolition, the warehouse, which shares an alley with Sherven Square and the Gateway building, will become The Green Door Project, named after the green doors in the former police station. The Foundation will work with the community to activate the warehouse with pop-up retail, bike rentals, creative play, art installations and nightlife.  Imagine all of the above occurring on a temporary rotation bringing a variety of new activities to experience downtown.  The Green Door Project will give people an opportunity to experience a sampling of what is possible in a vibrant downtown.

The McConnell Foundation has made a ten-year commitment to help revitalize downtown Redding. “While this commitment to activation is intentionally short, the acquisition of the former police station is a long-term investment.  Demolition and activation are our first steps.  We are geared up and ready to get to work to help create vibrancy downtown,” said John Mancasola, president & CEO of The McConnell Foundation.

 

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