This is a reminder that on May 14 and May 15, Old Town Clovis will be hosting a “taking it to the streets” event, where a variety of parklets are presented to the public. Parklets are mini parks installed on a street parking space to add greenery, seating, art or other amenities to downtown areas. The event is intended to build teamwork, showcase art, and provide a proof of concept to area businesses of what a permanent installation could look like.
This is what the website says:
This PDF map shows the planned locations. Attendance is free of course, and I believe they will have comment cards so people can talk about their favorite installations. Dwight Kroll, the Director of Planning and Development Services, commented on my post from February to let us know that on Saturday they will also be celebrating the groundbreaking for two new buildings scheduled to rise around the new Centennial Plaza. I talked about those proposed buildings last July.The Old Town streets have always been a place where people gather to enjoy local life and festivities. Streets increasingly play important ecological roles in the city, with strategies that serve to magnify the space as a livable and living, place. Many highly beneficial social outcomes, including economic growth, increased health, and improvements in air quality are linked to well-designed streets that enable active social and ecologic life. “Taking it to the streets” seeks to elaborate on the street’s role as an agent of social life.