Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s low-income, less commercial neighborhoods. This week the Logan CDC and theMayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) proved that parklets can indeed work in such areas.

Monday, the Logan CDC debuted the Logan Parklet in front of the Logan Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Three PhilaNOMA architects designed the space with “work, play, lounge” elements, including a stage with a chalkboard floor and both casual and formal seating areas, in hopes of providing flexible outdoor space that can accommodate multiple uses by various people.

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