Parklets provide urban areas with additional public outdoor spaces. They
are typically financed and maintained by adjacent buildings, and take up one
or more parking spaces to provide seating, bike parking and meeting places
for the general public. Parklets that have innovative and well-planned
designs can add character, artistic flare, and natural foliage to the urban
Bellingham's first parklet was installed adjacent to La Fiamma Pizza on
Railroad Avenue in August 2012. It was made possible through a partnership
with Sustainable Connections and local businesses. The purpose of the pilot
was to test various criteria and rules, develop long-term management
recommendations, gauge the use and public response; as well as, establish a
parklet application process and fees for future parklet construction.
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Apply for a Parklet
More information on
parklet requirements and approval process is contained in the Temporary
Right-of-Way Use Permit Guide.