Friday, March 30, 2012

A Parklet for Andersonville

As part of a greater eco-Andersonville initiative to improve pedestrian accessibility and bike infrastructure throughout Andersonville, the Andersonville Development Corporation (ADC) has partnered with the Chicago Department of Transporation (CDOT) and local business owners to build one of Chicago's very first "Parklets".  Utilizing native plants, public seating and bike parking we will create a green urban retreat in one of the densest commercial districts outside of the loop.

Plans for the first parklet will include the on-street space at the t-intersection of Clark Street and Farragut. We are currently in the process of working with Matt Nardella, AIA, LEEP AP, at Moss Design to develop designs for this space. While we are confidently composing all of the technical requirements of completing this project, including obtaining support from local aldermen, we do need assistance from the community to help fund raise for the parklet program. Please consider viewing our Kickstarter page to learn more about the parklet and support the cause.

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