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Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by FangKC » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:03 am

Council member Eric Bunch proposes parklets for Kansas City
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Parklets are essentially mini-parks — often outfitted with seating, landscaping, bike racks and even art — but some also serve as sidewalk cafes. They replace on-street parking spaces or simply fill unused pavement, where parking is not allowed.
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Bunch is working with the city's legal department on a code revision to allow parklets.

Property owners would apply for permits and pay a fee, which would fund a safety inspection program. There would be two different kinds of permits, one for mini-parks and another for sidewalk cafes.

Bunch said no parklet would be installed without the adjacent property owner's approval.
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https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/pa ... ansas-city

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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by Riverite » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:31 am

Sounds like an amazing idea! Small parks add so much to the vibrancy of a city

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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by normalthings » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:36 am

FangKC wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:03 am
Council member Eric Bunch proposes parklets for Kansas City
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Parklets are essentially mini-parks — often outfitted with seating, landscaping, bike racks and even art — but some also serve as sidewalk cafes. They replace on-street parking spaces or simply fill unused pavement, where parking is not allowed.
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Bunch is working with the city's legal department on a code revision to allow parklets.

Property owners would apply for permits and pay a fee, which would fund a safety inspection program. There would be two different kinds of permits, one for mini-parks and another for sidewalk cafes.

Bunch said no parklet would be installed without the adjacent property owner's approval.
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https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/pa ... ansas-city
1800 Walnut will have one of these

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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by earthling » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:15 am

Hopefully these will be tastefully pulled off, establishing above avg standards. If the first couple aren't designed well they may not be used and therefore lack of interest to expand.


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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by earthling » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:12 pm

Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters Co-Founder Bo Nelson hopes to install a parklet in front of their new building at 519 E 18th Street.
Also says a local team won a parklet competition in Denver. Couldn't find any of their designs.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/pa ... ansas-city

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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:18 pm

earthling wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters Co-Founder Bo Nelson hopes to install a parklet in front of their new building at 519 E 18th Street.
Also says a local team won a parklet competition in Denver. Couldn't find any of their designs.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/pa ... ansas-city
https://twitter.com/BetterBlockKC/statu ... 9892169729

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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by town cow » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:03 pm

The parklet ordinance was passed by city council committee today, and will be voted on by the full council tomorrow.

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Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

Post by normalthings » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:07 pm

It will go back to committee get reworked

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