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Cleveland Clears the Way for its First Parklet

Cleveland will soon have its first park let—thanks to the leadership of the nonprofit Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp., the collective generosity of Cleveland Collectivo and more, and the approval of the Cleveland Planning Commission.
June 23, 2015, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The parklet revolution is coming to Cleveland," reports Steven Litt.

"In its quest to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly and to provide a new perch for people-watching, the nonprofit Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp. has designed a plug-in outdoor living room to be installed in a parking space in front of the popular Noodlecat restaurant at 234 Euclid Ave."

The city's first parklet received approval earlier in June, with installation expected to take three weeks.

Litt also reports more of the design work and community support that went into the creation of the parklet, along with an explanation of the origins of parklets (first in San Francisco but now in many other cities around the country) built with planning approval.

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Published on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in The Plain Dealer
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