A few weeks ago we posted our selection of ten new parklets for the 2014 Pilot Parklet Program, and now we’re excited to announce that we’re including three more locations! Equilibrium Fitness in West Seattle (3270 California Ave SW), Harbour Pointe Coffeehouse in Madison Valley (2818 E Madison St), and Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (2001 E Union St) will join the pilot program and work with SDOT to open parklets in their neighborhoods this summer.
Parklets are intended to serve Seattle’s communities by activating streets, providing public gathering spaces, and promoting economic vitality. After learning new information from these three parklet hosts and hearing more community support for the parklets, we decided to reconsider their applications. We were impressed by the ideas that were presented for providing attractive, community-oriented public spaces and are pleased to have them join the program.
Expanding the Pilot Parklet Program to 13 new parklets will give us additional opportunities to evaluate these spaces in a variety of neighborhoods before making a recommendation on a permanent parklet program later this year.
Check out the Pilot Parklet Program website for more information and updates on Seattle’s parklets!