Turning Parking Spaces into Award-Winning Parks

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Thanks to the collaborative efforts between one San Francisco community and a generous Design/Build firm, a new public parklet is now being enjoyed by all.  The Noreiga Street Parklet encourages pedestrian travel rather than automobile traffic by consuming three parking spaces, a novel idea?

While it might seem counter-intuitive to place a park directly on a street, it’s an ideal spot to stop and savor a treat from the adjacent Devil’s Teeth Bakery, who sponsored the project.

Local company, Matarozzi Pelsinger Design + Build, completed the project pro bono, adding to the goodwill atmosphere even more.

The parklet even includes sustainable elements, such as:  native drought-tolerant plants, salvaged wood, recycled-content steel and cement with a 50% reclaimed fly ash content.

For more photos of this cool little park, visit The American Institute of Architects San Francisco or The Contemporist.

Tag(s): Cars and Transportation, Green Design, The Great Green Outdoors

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