Category Archives: placemaking

Vaughan Mall Green Is Open

Saturday morning,  May 20,  VAUGHAN MALL GREEN got underway with a crew of volunteers who added  cafe tables and chairs and plants to the pedestrian mall in the heart of Portsmouth. Stop by Vaughan Mall to experience the changes. And tell us what you think by taking our SURVEY at,

Soon, the latticework will be expanded, four planters will be added, and LED light strings will be strung above part of the walkway. A mural by a Seacoast artist is under discussion. #VMGreen



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!

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.

Season Sponsors Piscataqua Savings Bank | Martha Fuller Clark

Event Sponsors New Hampshire Charitable Foundation | Portsmouth Garden Club | Portwalk Place

Event Partners City of Portsmouth | Energize 360 | Mr. Fox Composting | Michael Kelso, Carpenter |
Rolling Green Nursery | Seacoast Local | Seacoast Peace Academy | Seacoast Permaculture Meetup | SEAREI |
Selectwood | Wentworth Greenhouses | SJW Ltd. (Sumner & Sam Winebaum)

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.