Parklet opening at 2nd & Pike tomorrow!

Less than three months after the installation of the 2nd Ave Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project, a new public space is coming to 2nd Ave at Pike St. Urban Visions, manager of the Chromer Building at 1516 2nd Ave, is hosting a parklet adjacent to their recently-renovated building. The Chromer Building parklet will be the first parklet installed downtown and the largest to open in SDOT’s Pilot Parklet Program.

The Chromer Building parklet is nearly ready for visitors!

The Chromer Building parklet is nearly ready for visitors!

Beginning Wednesday, December 3, the parklet will offer a unique public space in the Downtown core featuring seating, art, bike parking, and different types of programming. The parklet will officially open at 12:00 noon with a celebration.

 

Join the Chromer Building parklet team, and representatives from the Downtown Seattle Association, the Mayor’s Office, and SDOT at the grand opening event. In the winter sunshine we’ll have brief comments, a ribbon cutting, music, games, hot chocolate, coffee, and eggnog for all to enjoy!

 

Parklets, which are small community gathering spaces built in a few on-street parking spots, are a cost-effective way to activate streets, create more vibrant neighborhoods, and promote economic vitality. The Chromer Building parklet will be the fifth parklet to open in the Pilot Parklet Program; 10 more parklets are on their way in the coming months.

 

Check out the Pilot Parklet Program website to see the other parklets in Seattle and get updates on the pilot program.