The Pilot Parklet Program launched by SDOT has selected 10 new parklet hosts to participate in the 2014 extension of the program, and one will be hosted right next to SIFF Cinema Uptown, at Queen Anne Ave N and Republican St.
The Uptown Alliance applied for the parklet in February, and the SIFF location was chosen based its potential to provide a valuable community space, as well as its high level of community support.
The Uptown Alliance will be working with SDOT, SIFF, and neighbors, to open the parklet early this summer. It’s a great opportunity for the community group “to provide a unique public space for Uptown and to help meet our Urban Design Framework Committee’s goals of improving the public realm, providing pedestrian amenities, and reflecting Uptown’s unique arts and culture identity.”
If you’d like to participate in the design and fundraising for the parklet, contact the Uptown Alliance. They’ll be hosting design workshops and fundraising in the very near term, in order to launch the parklet in time for summer.
The first of two design workshops is Monday, March 31 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Community Room at the EXPO (100 Republican Street). The timeline is short, so the Uptown Alliance asks that people come “prepared to express what you would like to see in an Uptown Parklet and how it could best complement and benefit the neighborhood.”
If you have any questions about the Parklet, you can contact the Uptown Alliance via email.