Poof! Parking spaces into open green spaces

Think San Francisco doesn’t have enough open space? Wish a park – or parklet – was just steps away from your business or residents? Your dreams may come true after The City’s planning department called for proposals to turn parking spaces into open space.

Last Saturday, many business and residents participated in Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event to promote green spaces in urban areas.

Just one day before the annual event, the planning department announced that its request for proposals to anyone interested in installing a parklet in front of their business would be due Oct. 18.

Parklets offer a “unique opportunity to widen a sidewalk, providing public space for people to sit and relax,” according to San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.

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