Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Parklet Program - Any Businesses Interested?


Spring is upon us, and that means we are all itching to get outside and enjoy our neighborhood. If you made it out to West Philly last summer you may have had a chance to enjoy the city in a whole new way, sitting on a Parklet. Parklets are small platforms that take the place of parking, with seats and tables that allow people to stop, sit and enjoy their neighborhood street life. They can act like a front porch or stoop to hang out on. The University City District partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to pilot Parklets at 43rd and Baltimore and 36th and Lancaster. It was a serious attraction for the entire neighborhood, and was full every weekend. The parklet, sited in front of the Green Line Coffee Shop, also boosted their revenue by nearly 20%.

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