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A What?


Parklets are community ventures, bringing together residents, local businesses and government as part of a growing movement to make streets more human-centered, green, and accessible. 

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A What?


Parklets are community ventures, bringing together residents, local businesses and government as part of a growing movement to make streets more human-centered, green, and accessible. 

The word Parklet is synonymous with the city of San Francisco; however, cities all over the country and world are adopting the concept....



*all images above courtesy of their parent cities

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Our City


Shifting our city and neighborhood toward a healthier, more walkable and enriched public realm beginning with our commercial district here in the Neighborhood of the Arts

Our City


Shifting our city and neighborhood toward a healthier, more walkable and enriched public realm beginning with our commercial district here in the Neighborhood of the Arts

In creating Rochester's first ever parklet, we will join a national movement that celebrates local grass roots initiatives, community building, and sustainable transportation.  Parklets provide amenities like seating, planting, bike parking, and art and are intended to be fixtures within the urban landscape. 


Walkability

green space

transportation


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Features


Features


A several hundred foot defunct fire lane will be transformed into public green space that will foster built-in seating and bicycle parking through a project rooted in accessibility, sustainability, innovation and superior design. 


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Support


Support


Recently, the City of Rochester expressed their official support for the prototype parklet, recognizing that the project will add value throughout business districts across the city.  Upon the successful completion of our project, the City of Rochester will seek to formally launch a municipally led parklet program city-wide. 

We see this as a pilot that will lead to the creation of a formal City parklet program that will generate additional parklets in business districts around the city. Parklets are a valuable way to enhance the walkability and bike-ability of our city, encouraging local economic development and improving quality of life.
— Kathleen Washington, Acting Commissioner, Neighborhood Business & Development / Norman Jones, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Services - City of Rochester

Our prototype parklet will reflect the diversity and creativity of the people and organizations who have designed it and the project will be fabricated through a public planning process.  We would love your support as well, please give us your feedback!


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The Team


The Team


Sponsor

Kathy Turiano, Owner

A coffee bar that stands out as a lively hub for exceptional artisan brewed coffee, craft beer, select wines, and artisan foods.  Their onsite lab and roastery connects customers to the many aspects of coffee and community. 

Design

Seth Eshelman, Principal / founder

Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Staach is a group of passionate designers and craftspeople of contemporary sustainable furnishings and environments.

Project Ambassador

Benjamin Woelk, founder

A multidisciplinary consulting group in Rochester, NY that specializes in Marketing, Public Relations, and Business Development.