2014 is definitely off to an exciting start. We wrapped up our first fundraising push for Tucson’s First Parklet on January 15th and now have a good nest egg of $2,500 to keep the process moving along. Many, many thanks to the dozens of people how donated! (And, if you haven’t, we will continue to happily accept designated donations towards Tucson’s First Parklet on an ongoing basis.)
The next step? We’re working with businesses at 6th Ave & 7th Street to set up a fun charrette (brainstorming session) for other businesses and individuals in the neighborhood to participate in and share their vision for the parklet.
And, the great news is, is that the region is really excited about this project. There are great stories about our parklet project in
- Arizona Daily Star
- Tucson Citizen
- Downtown Tucson Partnership
- KXCI 91.3 Community Radio
- Arizona Highways
Make sure and sign up for our e-mailing list and we’ll send out an announcement when a date has been confirmed for the charrette. Meantime, you can visit our Tucson’s First Parklet project page for some great images and more info about parklets.