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Vaughan Mall Green Gets Underway

Vaughan Mall Green draft drawing

On Saturday morning, the new PS21 VAUGHAN MALL GREEN project gets underway! The first phase focuses on the middle section of the mall, planting beds and adding café-style tables and chairs to make it a more friendly place to gather. We invite you to come and experience the changes, and to provide feedback on the project online at

Upcoming phases of VAUGHAN MALL GREEN will include adding signage and a lattice backing for the stage area, planters and overhead LED light strings. A mural by a Seacoast artist is under discussion.

All this is being done in partnership with the City of Portsmouth, and with help from our generous sponsors and partners.

A special celebration of the VAUGHAN MALL GREEN project will be held in June — stay tuned!

Thanks for your interest in PS21 activities. Remember, your donations to support our mission of stimulating discussion about planning issues affecting Portsmouth are always welcome. PS21 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and tax-deductible donations support our always-free events.

Event Sponsors: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation | Portsmouth Garden Club | Portwalk Place | Selectwood | SJW LTD (Sumner and Sam Winebaum) | Michael Kelso, Carpenter

Season Sponsors: Piscataqua Savings Bank | Martha Fuller Clark

Event Partners: City of Portsmouth | Energize 360 | Seacoast Local | Seacoast Peace Academy | SEAREI | Seacoast Permaculture Meetup

PS21 Partners: Seacoast Media Group | |The Sound | Coruway Film Institute | 3S Artspace

Portsmouth Smart Growth for the 21st Century (PS21) is an independent, volunteer-led non-profit that presents ideas and encourages discussion and policy development around planning issues in Portsmouth, N.H. and the Seacoast. PS21 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and tax-deductible donations to support its free events are welcome.

Support Community Conversation

We need your help to keep the smart-growth conversation going in Portsmouth! Over the past two years, PS21 has invited the likes of Jeff Speck, Mike Manville and Robert Campbell to share thoughts with us on how cities grow best. These events have brought us together, started us talking, and given us ideas about how to keep our city the place we all want to live.

It costs money to bring people here and to host the events. Would you please consider helping us with a contribution of any size? We appreciate the support and knowing that you value what we’re doing. One hundred percent of contributions support our events.

Coming in 2016: Affordable housing expert Jennifer Hurley January 28-29; climate change’s impact on the Seacoast with Cameron Wake in March; and an exciting “tactical urbanism” experiment in the West End in May.

Please help us keep these vital community conversations going by making a donation today to PS21.

Here’s how to donate:

Thank you for helping ensure that we can all enjoy a vibrant, sustainable, and livable Portsmouth in the 21st century and well beyond!