Parklet and Streatery Applications due March 20!

Have you seen the awesome new parklets popping up all around Seattle? Have these great new public spaces inspired you to build a parklet of your own? If so, you’ll be happy to know there’s still time to apply for the latest round of Seattle’s, now permanent, parklet program!

Molly Moon's Parklet in Wallingford

Molly Moon’s parklet in Wallingford

What’s more, potential parklet sponsors (“parkleteers”?) may also be interested to know that we’re trying out an exciting new option in the program this year called “streateries.” A streatery is like a parklet and sidewalk café rolled into one. With streateries, businesses can provide table service to their customers within a parklet, while also providing a unique public space when the extra seating isn’t needed. How cool would it be to build one of Seattle’s first streateries?

Example Streatery in San Francisco

Example “streatery” in San Francisco

So whether you’ve had visions of giving your community a unique place to gather and hangout, or of serving folks coffee and some tasty eats in the new park that you’ve built, we encourage you to apply to the parklet program or the new pilot streateries program!

Applying is easy, and you have until next Friday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. to submit your application.

Here’s what you need to apply:

  • The application form
  • Three letters of support from your community (four for a streatery)
  • A simple site plan showing the ideas for your parklet or streatery
  • A few photos of the proposed location

 

If you’d like a little inspiration before mocking up your design, check out our parklets design gallery here. Remember to have fun, be creative, and to submit your design by next Friday!

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For more information on designing, permitting, and building a parklet or streatery, check out our updated Parklet Handbook and Streatery Supplement. Keep in mind that all application materials must be emailed to parklets@seattle.gov by 5:00p.m. on March 20, 2015, and that parklet hosts are responsible for all costs, including design, construction, and ongoing maintenance.